At sea every 2/3 days turning water off to soap and then on to rise.
Shore side half an hour shower every day, to make up for the bird baths, heaven help me if we get put on a meter or the Greens find out.
Once went the last 3 weeks with out, stills buggered, straight to to station for the last train,cleared the compartment within 2 mins. Got home went straight to bed 0300ish couldn`t sleep, thourght my mam hadn`t change the sheets since the last time I was home, for the smell . then realized it was me!! :dwarf:
Was rushed to hospital when on diesels in the sixties, easter general in edinburgh, when i came round they had put all my gear in the incinerator. Had to phone the boat when discharged for my civvies.
On a modern SSN/BN I would expect that one a day is OK unless the back afties have a water crisis which is not to often. In the old days on a diesel I have seen people have their leave stopped for showering.
Teeth cleaned every day hands washed in sea water every day You could shower everyday in sea water, but it brought you out in spots so never tried it, there was sea water soap, changed socks has mentioned previous, nicks were changed depending on how many I had and how long the trip was, steaming gear wasn't changed too often. Mind you this luxury depended on what type of boat you were on.
O boats showers - once in a blue moon. But to make a steaming rig last it was worn the right way, next week back to front, 3rd week inside out, 4th week inside out and back to front.
We had a killick stoker that would use Femfresh by the can, he would stand in front of the aft mess fan and spay his bits down, made every one feel like throwing up.
Different story in nukes as we know - a bug was noticed
We had an irish lad in a nuke, he came back off leave and was minging , after a day or five he was worse than a sack of [email protected] We threatened to take a cake of pussers hard and a scotch brite to him, so reluctantly he agreed to have a tubs.
When he got his lagging off he was BRIGHT PURPLE from the neck down.
he had been back to the emerald isle , got a skinfull with his civvy mates and then gone out to throw rocks at the pongoes in their Saracens.
Pongoes have got on the blower and got the RUC to come in from behind with their water cannons full of indelible purple dye designed not to fade for a fortnight
the idea was they could then chase down the rioters in the next few days or at least keep the bu#$%^rs off the street.
Paddy was a legend!
Looks like I'm 'newer age'. :afro:
A wash every wednesday and sunday after church is quite enough. Even a shower if you can push your way through the herds of back aftie binbags wallowing in the oggin. :elephant: :naka: :elephant:
That way you never have a beard and you shave just before it gets to the annoying itchy stage. :toothy4: