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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:45 AM
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How long have you gone without taking a bath or shower?
If it's really crappy weather outside (like very cold or nasty in winter), I won't take a shower for an entire weekend. If I'm going to stay inside practically the whole weekend, what's the point?

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StopTheMorans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:46 AM
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1. about 3 1/2 hours now
:P
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:49 AM
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3. That's showing those unlikable coworkers!
You're not fresh...well, maybe you are. :-)

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StopTheMorans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:52 AM
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8. Terry, if there's one thing that I most certainly AM, it's fresh
:P
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:54 AM
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12. I've known you long enough...
I'm surprised I was ambiguous about it. :-)

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StopTheMorans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:57 AM
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13. me too!
:spank:
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:48 AM
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2. My record is 9-1/2 days
Backpacking trip in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

I almost always blow it off on weekends except when I'm going out to socialize.
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funkybutt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:49 AM
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4. 29 days
Colorado Outward Bound
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:50 AM
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5. Camping on the Summer Solstice weekend.
5 days. (looooong weekend.)
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Jessica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:51 AM
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6. That kind of stinkiness only occurs
at music festivals for me. So - about 4 days.
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:51 AM
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7. weekends - optionaL
i'm pissed if i have a wedding or something and i have to shave too.
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tjwmason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:52 AM
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9. About 30 hours
I play with my hair so much that it starts to feel greasy and grotesque very quickly. I can't abide not washing it. Even in a student house when the hot-water failed, I had to shower every day.
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Badger1 Donating Member (517 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:54 AM
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10. 1973 n/t
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bobbobbins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:54 AM
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11. im lazy, sometimes i'll go a whole week
I'm a computer programmer though, so I'm allowed to smell. My girlfriend doesn't mind too much either.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:57 AM
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14. i take a shower every day wether i have some place to go or not
other wise i feel gross.
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StopTheMorans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:58 AM
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15. what would happen if, somehow, you were kept against your will in a place
that didn't have the means for you to take a shower for a few days?
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:24 AM
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21. Then i'd be cranky because i felt gross
maybe i could get a hold of some wet naps.
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dr.strangelove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:01 AM
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16. 21 days.
I bathed in a river several times. We did not have soap though. It was a stretch of the Appalachian Trial.

When my appendix ruptured I was in the hospital for 5 days and did not shower.
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:03 AM
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17. A week: Gulf War I, Feb. 1991.
My whole tank platoon went without that week. Man! I've been around camels that smelled better!

WHEW!
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ze_dscherman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:04 AM
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18. What about washing?
A good, thorough wash was all many people could get for the whole week in times before everyone had running warm water and a shower. My grandparents (living in a small village) took up the hassle to heat enough water for a bath on Saturdays only - but they did wash themselves thorougly every day.

Me? Several days, when hiking. In hospitals I also had to stay off a shower for quite some time. After that, showering becomes even more of a pleasure than before!
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frictionlessO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:07 AM
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19. 3 months!
Long story short, I was basically living out in the wild. I took a melted snow sponge bath (just the sweaty areas) once a week, and used a crystal deodorant the rest of the time. I was staying on top of a mass amount of sulphur springs... I smelled anyways!

As a funny aside, I never got laid so much in my life! I have good musk apparently! lol!
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:18 AM
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20. 3 weeks on several occasions - A Shau Valley - 1970-71
n/t
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