In the same vein as Windtraveler's post, as my Husband and I prepare to go cruising I keep kicking around in my brain what products do double duty onboard a boat so that we can save precious storage
space. As well, what small products will make life easier and more enjoyable, or even safer.
Have you liveaboards and cruisers found certain products, clothing
, personal care items that have made your life aboard that much easier and streamlined? and that are environmentally friendly?
So far, a few I am thinking of, with their purposes are:
1) Baking Soda - It can be used in cooking
(teak too), can be used as shampoo...
2) Castile Soap - Environmentally friendly soap, can be used to clean boat and body and hair.
3) Essential Oils - Tea Tree Oil
for instance can be used as an antiseptic for cuts, scrapes and other first aid applications, can be added to Castile Soap for a disinfecting body soap or general cleaner onboard. Other essential oils can be used for numerous health
applications and aromatherapy for general wellbeing. Can be added to personal care products like oils to moisturize skin. I hope to create a first aid kit of just essential oils and homeopathic remedies.
4) Reconstituted Lemon Juice - Can use to clean the beard off the hull
I have been told, can be in other cleaning
applications, and cook with and mix drinks with.
5) Five Fingers Shoes - although I have not tried them yet, and they are not cheap
, these shoes appear as if they would be great shoes on the decks whether cruising or racing
, you can run in them, walk in them, kayak
in them, and they dry fast and seem to be able to be cleaned easily.
6) Just purchased some of those little neck scarfs that you soak in water
for 8 hours and then tie around your neck for cooling
down the body via the cartoid artery.
, Cleaning, mix with lotion/oils for body scrub...
So just some of my list I am getting together...Hope some of your veterans will share some your ideas of essential, ecofriendly products!