If you had to pare down to the barest of what you needed

Thoughts and input on anything related to wet shaving or men's grooming.
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Post by woofwie »

Merkur Futur
Feather Blades
Vulfix brush
C&F Lavender
Proraso Pre/Post

And of course my moss scuttle. I could always use the fire to heat up some of the fire hydrant water in the scuttle, giving me endless passes of warm lather while I watch the fire consume the house.
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I try to keep things fairley simple - but I'd have to say my key 'go-to' kit is as follows:

Gillette Fatboy
US Personna blades
Rose Apothecary Vullfix OEM best badger brush
Homemade travel container for brush
C&E Sweet Almond Oil cream
Limes Skin Food
The Body Shop Face Protector
Small IKEA stainless steel mixing bowl

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I would run upstairs to my bathroom, threw my closet with brushes out of the window and jump after it; that's all, all the other shaving gear i could collect again on Ebay :lol:

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Post by Darkwolf »

Progress
Futur (hey, I shave my head too, and I use 2 different razors, so I get to take 2 with me!)
Feather blades
SR 208 brush
Taylor's Avocado
Ja Nene High Sierra A/S (really this is a toner with a strong scent)
C&E Shave Balm
Headslick Glossy

I don't use the Feather blades for shaving my head, they are overkill for that, but I can pick up a back of Personnas for a couple bits, so I wouldn't waste time grabbing any of my Derby's or Israeli's.
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Post by soulshine »

1. merkur futur
2. derby blades
3. thomas anthony brush
4. trumper's coconut
5. baxter aftershave
6. burberry brit for men
7. oh yeah - baxter scrub

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Post by Austin »

drP wrote:I would run upstairs to my bathroom, threw my closet with brushes out of the window and jump after it; that's all, all the other shaving gear i could collect again on Ebay :lol:

Peter
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SR3226 Brush
Gillette Tech Razor (Fat handle)
Personna Blades
Taylor's Lemon Lime Cream
Nivea Menthol After Shave Balm
Taylor's Mr. Taylor Cologne
The Macallan 18 year old single malt scotch
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jvan wrote: The Macallan 18 year old single malt scotch
The 18 year old is probably the best buy in their line.
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I can't answer this, however in pondering it I have placed all my shaving equipment in a fire proof grab bag. The problem would be getting the moving truck to the house in time to save it... :lol:
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Gatorade wrote:Well not that I have to worry about a fire in the shave den. The infrared smoke detectors would trigger the vacum seal that would eliminate all oxygen from the room. !
Sounds like a death trap if your inside when the alarms go off.
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Post by bbqncigars »

For my _shaving_ stuff: my SMF1 brush and my str8 rotation pack (http://www.straightrazorplace.com/image ... GP0277.JPG). I would grab other lethal implements from my abode before my razors, however.


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Post by DEF »

Today it would be...

Gillette Tech (skinny solid handle, gold)
Israeli blades
Boar brush (my one and only)
Coate's Lavender cream
Shea butter
Roger & Gallet Eau de Gingembre
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Post by tony »

My Absolute Minimum

My Art of Shaving M3 razor
Matching Pure Badger Brush
Colonel Conk Bay Rum Soap
Nancy Boy Creme
Nancy Boy After Shave Balm
Clearsil Skin Clearing Aftershave Balm (great stuff!)
Thayers Witch Hazel with Aloe
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This is why I have homeowner's insurance. :D

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Today it would be...

Gillette Fat Boy adjustable razor
Israeli No Name blades
Musgo Real shave cream
Natureade 80 aloe gel

That's all folks... :D
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Re: If you had to pare down to the barest of what you needed

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Sam wrote:Say you had a fire and could grab just the barest of shaving essentials. What would it be?

Sam
My wife and I went through a fire in 1978, Sam and the last thing on my mind was shaving... :shock:

But seeing this as a figurative post....

Strop, paddle strop, Norton stone
2 straights
Tub of Taylors Mr Taylors
Moss Scuttle
SMF II brush

- Gramps (maybe the Toggle if I have time :lol: )
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Post by Coche_y_bondhu »

Sam,

I would grab my bottle of PSO and a pack of Bic disposables.

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Laney1566 wrote:
Gatorade wrote:Well not that I have to worry about a fire in the shave den. The infrared smoke detectors would trigger the vacum seal that would eliminate all oxygen from the room. !
Sounds like a death trap if your inside when the alarms go off.
Emergency air tanks like the pony tanks that are used when diving are on hand.
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Post by stuff495 »

Well I just had to do this, because I'll be working away from home for the summer.

I took 1 small mug + 2 cakes of Col. Conk soap, Amber + Almond. I'm using the almond right now (forgotten how nice it was), I will use the amber when it runs out. Conk goes very fast, and the soap extra cake was pretty small, and cheap enough to throw out if I absolutely had to. So it was worth taking.

A Simpsons Harvard #3. I just used the box it came in when I packed it -- no fancy travel containers for me.

I took a strop and a DOVO stainless steel razor, because I figured it would hold it's edge the longest. Hones are fragile and heavy (for their size), so I didn't take one. I took a Merkur HD + 3 packs of Feather blades (waaaay more then enough, but a DE pack is pretty small so no reason not to be sure I had enough). Finally a Hess EZY Shave disposable blade straight razor + a tiny 5-pack of hair shaper blades. It also uses injector blades, which I can find at drugstores. That way I have a backup for my straight razor if it gets to dull or damaged or whatever.

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Post by Bargepole »

Everything. Everything is the bare minimum.

But if we're going to be harsh and legalistic:

Rooney Style 3 Medium Finest
Trumper's Violet shave cream
Merkur Progress w/ Gillette Swedes
Trumper's Coral skin food
Guerlain Eau de l'Hegemonienne (probably the last bottle in existence, from ca. 1905)
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