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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?
 
Luceafaraluceafara on March 19th, 2014 02:37 am (UTC)
I'd bring one of those water bottles that have a built in filter and a second cup just in case. If you can't take a shower every day, I whole heartedly recommend wearing a cup every day, including off-period - you'll feel clean so much longer if you can't wash for a few days!! Just swap it out or wash it out once a day,

Edited at 2014-03-19 02:38 am (UTC)
Beanihatepickles on March 26th, 2014 10:41 pm (UTC)
I did end up buying a small water filter, which comes with a squeeze pouch that screws on to the end of it, so I can try to rinse my cup that way. Thanks for the suggestion. I'm not terribly worried about feeling "clean" though, I'm used to showering about once every 5-7 days. But I did also take your advice and ordered a second cup to take with me.