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I have a fantastic opportunity to take an indefinite trip traveling through Central and South America in just a few weeks. I'm really excited about it! I also really love my large Fleurcup and plan to take it with me. What I'm concerned about, however, is changing and rinsing it (and keeping my hands clean while doing so) in areas where the water is not safe to drink (which will likely be most places I am staying). It seems to me that this would pose a threat of infection, would it not? I'm guessing I will have to utilize my bottled drinking water for cleaning my cup, but I'd prefer to reserve that for drinking if possible, because I just know I'll waste a ton of it before I get a system down. Does anyone have any tips or tricks they could share with me for cup use in third-world countries?
xquizite_insomxquizite_insom on March 18th, 2014 11:17 pm (UTC)
They have compressed napkins that are made out of plant fiber. When compressed they are about the size of a nickel. They are activated literally with a few drops of water. Once activated they are about 7 inches by 9 inches and very strong. They are totally biodegradable and a roll of 10 takes op as much space as a roll of quarters. Once used, you can just bury them. One company is Wysi wipes.
Beanihatepickles on March 26th, 2014 10:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestion! Whether I use them for my cup or not, those seem like a pretty cool/useful invention! They're a bit pricey considering they are disposable, but I'll definitely consider it. :)
xquizite_insomxquizite_insom on March 27th, 2014 12:47 am (UTC)
Wysi wipes are pricey, but there are several brands on sale at baby stores, camping stores, on Amazon and ebay.