A Definite Need

Way back in the day, I recall being out in the hot and sticky for sometimes days on end without a change of clothes. Yes, this is while I was in the Army; it’s not like I was just unclean or anything. After the first three or four days, you really start to become uncomfortable. You can begin to smell so bad that you offend yourself.

The problems don’t end with discomfort; being medically trained, I realized that you can develop some fairly serious and unpleasant health problems by wearing soiled clothing day after day. Fungal infection and contact dermatitis can develop. After a few days, you can develop something called interigo. Have you ever had a rash in skin folds that turns warm, slightly burning, and perhaps a bit yeasty? That was likely intertrigo. It can happen to the best of us in the folds where our thighs meet the trunk of our body. Intertrigo is why commandos often go commando.

The Solution

Fortunately, there is a way to avoid all of this unpleasantness. Keep your clothes (and your body) clean. The best way I’ve found to do that out in the field is by using something called the Scrubba Tactical Wash Bag. And you don’t have to join Special Forces to get your hands on one. Head on over to the Scrubba website to check them out.

Small Wash bag
The Scrubba is lightweight, compact, and easy to carry.