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I hate the wet wipes thing too. I'm super happy to see another travel bidet user here. IMO, it's the best way to keep yourself clean out on the trail.
I use a different one than you do, and it weighs in at 65 grams. I can either use a sheet or two of TP afterwards to dry off, or simply pull up my merino boxers and let the water disperse into them - they're usually dry within a few minutes.
Brondell Travel Bidet on Amazon
I would like to suggest that instead of getting one of the attachable, COLD water ones, you get this Portable Bidet. (This is a link to Amazon Canada, also available for fewer $ in the US Amazon.)
You fill it with warm water from the sink, and use it after whatever you have to do on the toilet. Plusses: lower cost, no installation, warm water, take it when you travel. Works well.
When we came back from a trip to Asia last year, I had to have a bidet. Bought this, and it's great. I only use it for travel now, since I bought one of the fancy electrical ones for the house throne.
I bought this from Amazon:
Brondell GS-70 GoSpa Travel Bidet [link]
Now I never have to worry about bidet-less bathrooms anymore. I've used it in airplanes, malls and even hotels that don't have bidets. Capacity is a little lacking (only 500 ml) but you can always bring with you a 1L bottle of mineral water for stall refilling or just walk over to the sink with your pants down for refilling (not recommended).
Also, bring tissue. Wet wipes clog toilets if you decide to flush them down.
If you're ever in the need of a bidet, go on amazon and search up a portable bidet. I got one when i moved to North America!
Brondell GoSpa Travel Bidet GS-70 Easy-to-use Portable Bidet with Convenient Nozzle Storage, Travel Bag, 400 ml Capacity, and Angled Nozzle Spray [link]
For the price it works as well as the $70 one. Which isn’t to say good. But it’s still cheap
Presenting the ”gateway” bidet. $9. And the sprayer nozzle also attaches to a standard water bottle cap.
>Problem is I live in an apartment and I am unsure how pleased they would be with me dorking with the toilet for a better post poop cleaning.
I also live in an apartment and cannot tinker with the plumbing and what not. You can get a portable bidet instead. This one you can store discreetly too and it's only $10.
For your traveling cleanliness, my friend. Game changer.
I'm and Indian and bought [link]
when I moved to Germany. Of course it's not as good as having an attached one since I need to re-fill it 3-4 times while I poop but it's still pretty handy.
You guys… I have THIS
Is this a good one?
Diy kit right here, fam.
My GI told me about this lil guy! Can’t endorse as my symptoms cleared up (this time) before it arrived but sounds like what you might need!
This. You don’t need to talk to your landlord about it at all. It’s not the same at painting or putting holes in the hole, which are permanent changes the landlord has to fix after you leave. Those bidet attachments are easily installed and removable, so the landlord will never know.
Also, ditch the restaurant plan. Unless you are backed by investors, own a patent to bidet, and include installation, no one is going to take you seriously. A much cheaper and more convenient option would be to get a travel bidet bottle like this one from Amazon. You can take it with you wherever you go.
Also, an all liquid diet will still make you poop but it will be diarrhea unless you find a way to get sufficient fiber. Unfortunately I am speaking from experience! So ditch that plan as well.
Amazon for one! This is one I picked up and I've been using it for a few years now. Goes with me on all my travels! It's clean and easy to use. Not necessarily compact but for the sake of feeling happy and clean, I'll take it.
Amazon is a great place to check! I picked up this one and I've been using it for years now. It goes on all my travels. It's not necessarily compact but for the sake of feeling happy, healthy and clean, I'll take it!
Cotton underwear, and while around the house loose flowy shorts and even no underwear if you can help it. A&D ointment, 100% aloe Vera gel, or witch hazel on a cotton swab dabbed around the area. A warm bath might help but the important thing is to keep it dry most of the time, prolonged moisture is when it leads to ongoing pain. And always dab, don’t rub!
I know you can’t leave the house but same day delivery for something like a portable bidet may really be a booty hole saver!
Lots of fluids to replenish, coconut water or pedialyte for electrolytes and the BRAT (banana, rice, applesauce, toast) diet may help clog you back up. Bland foods, nothing spicy. Best of luck!!!
Get a bidet or portable bidet bottle to rinse off when you use the toilet. It helps to get more clean and soothing when you get your period.
There are cheaper options but this was the first thing that came up when I searched. The ones you permanently instal would probable be more convenient long term.
Even if you can’t install a permanent bidet for some reason (we had to have an electrician install a plug point first so we could plug it in) they have travel bidets you could get off of Amazon.
I have this one.
This model is cheaper, lighter (for carrying in a purse or backpack) and manually operated so it doesn’t use batteries. I originally bought one for backpacking because I didn’t want to pack out my soiled toilet paper. Now I use it daily and couldn’t live without it.
Also buy a lot of soft washcloths for drying off with.
Here you go: [link]
It's a very nice thing to have! The Europeans know what they are doing.
Even better are bidet attachments for your toilet that attach to the water line, which are perhaps $30-$40, but I have not gotten one.
I use this whenever I'm away from home and am very pleased with it. The Hygiena Solo had the advantage of being very discrete but I think that the plastic of many soda bottles may not be pliant enough. The Brondell is made from a super soft plastic so it's easy to squeeze. Additionally, the Brondell has an air valve at the bottom so it turns to shape, ready for another squeeze immediately. I just keep it in a small tote bag and take it with me when I go to the bathroom. Best $11 I ever spent as it keeps me clean when I'm at the office every day
Just buy a portable one. You can take it with you when you shit around town. You can also fill it with warm water, even warm soapy water.
I bought this months ago, and I feel I was potty trained wrong afterwards. You're right. Toilet paper just doesn't cut it. But a bidet is the money saving, enviro way to go.
edit: also great for menstruation clean up if you wear cloth pads or any sort of pads,really! Never have a handfull of toilet paper with shit or blood on it again! Best thing I ever bought as an adult. And I think mine was around $13
Oh hey if you, your friend, or anyone else here is interested in learning more about staying fresh below the belt while minimizing waste, consider a travel bidet, such as this one. Works great! It's a solid replacement for your bidet at home (if you have one). I don't have the exact wait, but I think it's only a few ounces.
I obviously recommend them both. The stool is nice for changing your experience with pooping.
Adding the bidet on top of that will cause you to wonder why you have put up with paper all your life.
I highly recommend the Squatty Potty.
There are bottles like this that let you try the bidet out first. I, personally, recommend filling it up with cold water, If you can take cold tap water, you can deal with the bidet at any time of the year. After two seconds, it's not like you'll notice the cold.
A bidet and a Squatty Potty can change your life. Obviously, you have to be ready to accept these changes, but from my experience, they are totally worth the effort to get used to.
Ok, OP, I don't know why nobody mentioned this– and it's actually good. A travel bidet: [link]
Hey, maybe you change apartments every month or something, so this works well.
It's strange we have such a mental hurdle to get over with shitting in the woods, myself included. I tried the bidet thing on a recent HST trip, actually took one of these, which might be too much extra weight for some people but I liked having the extended head and being able to really squeeze it to get a bit of a "pressure washer" effect going. With the travel bidet, I would just fill it with water with a drop or 2 of soap before heading off to do the deed, which freed up my water bottle for hand washing and mixing in the hole. It worked out okay, there's definitely some residual wiping/clean-up/drying you have to do, but at the same time its so nice to feel washed and clean that I was glad to have it.
For the emergency bag:
And the not-totally necessary
I also keep a spare pair of sweatpants at work in my desk, as well as a small cache of all of the supplies listed above.
(Edit: abscess => fistula)
The top seller on Amazon seems like it's worth checking out. Comes with a bag so when you're taking your butt sprayer to the dorm showers it just looks like any other bag of toiletries.
Though the company name is embroidered on there pretty big. But I mean, worst case scenario you make other bidet-minded friends. You guys could start an RSO or something.
They make travel bidets, they're basically squeeze bottles with specialized nozzles:
I have made it my life's mission to go forth and spread the gospel of the holy church of the bidet.
>I hate traveling now
I got a travel bidet, because let’s face it, hotels often have cheap toilet paper, which makes not having a bidet so much worse!
Tu culo me lo va a agradecer. Desde que uso eso, nunca mas me preocupe por donde cagaba... Lo llevo en la mochila a todos lados y topeo todos los baños del conurbano
That sounds disgusting. You can buy a personal, portable one though. Much like a water bottle with a long spout. https://www.amazon.com/Brondell-GS-70-Portable-Convenient-Capacity/dp/B008CSDKSQ/ref=sr_1_7?dchild=1&keywords=portable+bidet&qid=1609710423&sr=8-7
Not totally out of place here, I've tried a bidet for camping before. It was kinda nice.
I bought this from Amazon for backcountry bidet:
Or a portable bidet.. no TP no problem
Yes. Showers and baths are a crash trigger for CFS.
I got a simpler one from Amazon about 10 years ago
A travel bidet keeps you clean & fresh, with no need to carry soiled TP: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B008CSDKSQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
You can buy a small dry stick antiperspirant, cut off most of it, and apply it every 2 days to drastically reduce the BO smell. Not that heavy.
Trail bidet is da bomb. No TP to pack out.
portable travel bidet.
I had to poop at work yesterday, it was awful.
I use this inexpensive travel bidet when I go on trips, but I don't take it to work. At least not yet.
Ask and you shall recieve
It already exists!
Buy this instead.
This helps a lot for me when you can't shower.
If you have a handheld showerhead, try using that to clean down there -- you might have to pull the clitoral hood back to clean thoroughly. It'll do a better job than the cotton pad and will be less uncomfortable. If you don't have a handheld showerhead, try using a portable bidet, any water bottle of the variety that squirts water if you squeeze it (I have this one and have used it in a pinch), or even a medical/cooking/feeding syringe.
If you have a water bottle similar to this it works pretty well. You can also buy portable bidets (aka peri bottles, like someone else suggested) online. Not saying cups/pails don't work, it just might be easier and/or less messy if you can use something with higher water pressure (and that's portable)!
This has a valve so it won’t spill until you squeeze the bottle and gives you better aim.
If this is your first long hike, stop every couple of hours or so, take off your shoes and socks and let your feet breathe. If you come to a stream crossing, soak your feet in the water for a little bit. I guarantee your feet will feel so much better after soaking them in cold water.
Also, I recommend a portable bidet. I got one for my 2nd trip and oh boy, it was a game changer. Here's one I got:
You can get a portable one.
Mighty Rock Meidong Portable Travel Bidet Handheld Personal Bidet Electric Mini Bidet Sprayer Toilet Hygiene for Personal Hygiene Cleaning/Soothing Postpartum Care/Perineal & Hemmoroid Treatment [link]
TOTO Travel Handy Washlet YEW350-WH [link]
Haha yeah it’s not really a bidet at all.
Get a Travel bidet if you must.
Travel Bidet in case I have to stay somewhere that uses only toilet paper shudder.
This is the type of thing I was talking about
I bought this one made by Brondell for my PCT thru last year. Started with the whole system including the bottle, but ended up just chucking the bottle and using the spout on top of my Smartwater. Worked great and would totally recommend.
Having said that, I'm sure that any cap from any generic squeeze bottle like the ones you used in high school science class would work just fine too.
Get this just for yourself: [link]
This is a more practical portable bidet solution for camping:
I have one, but never used it.
They also make bottle cap attachments to use a normal water bottle.
I got you...
I have a travel bidet. It's the best $11 I ever spent
Then this might be a good idea. Travel Bidet
I used this thought all of WA. It was great. You can just use the top part on a smart water bottle if you like - I preferred the dedicated reservoir.
I use a portable bidet! Theyre available on amazon for pretty cheap (they last a really long time): Brondell GS-70 GoSpa Travel Bidet [link]
You could try one of these travel bidets
Why not try a travel bidet?
Pocket Bidet is one option. http://www.amazon.com/Brondell-GS-70-GoSpa-Travel-Bidet/dp/B008CSDKSQ
Fill it up before you find your poop spot. Dig your hole, do the deed. Then a few good squirts after 1 or 2 wipes. Done.
It's relatively light (less than an ounce) and although it does not fold flat - it is small for the benefit. If it solves 30 minutes of squatting - it's worth it.
As fun as a water gun sounds, trying to imagine the logistics of getting it pointed in the right spot hurts my neck.
I have one of these and it's legit. http://www.amazon.com/Brondell-GS-70-GoSpa-Travel-Bidet/dp/B008CSDKSQ/
I never leave home without it:
it's always in my backpack :)