Thanks to great suggestions by Mike and Martel (Shave Oil and Tooth Powder), and Ms. Ferret (Small Fillable Containers), this is what my Toiletries look like now. I decided to put the razor blades I need in the pouch with the razor. Wow - its getting tiny! Thanks again for the great suggestions!
Ms. Ferret, thanks for the Squeezie link. I plan on ordering some of the little tubes and containers. I really wanted to like the GoToobs, but they don't work well with some of the products I've tried to put in them (sunscreen dries out, shampoo becomes watery).
I have just returned from a trip to South America and with the modified toiletries shown in the photo above, I passed security 8 times (US and foreign) and I never removed them from my S25. One less thing to hassle with in security!
Nice! I picked up the suction-cup GoToob for my (silicone-free) conditioner and it worked great for a recent trip to the East Coast.
I haven't tried washing one, but I'd imagine it'd be kind of difficult because the tubes themselves are so small. If I switched products I'd be much more likely to just use a new tube since they're so cheap. I do refill the tubes with the same product when they're empty.
Refilling sample-size tubes or containers is very easy with a "food flavor injector," found in cooking utensil stores. It looks like a hypodermic syringe and comes with two sizes of "needles." Fill the syringe, screw on the needle, insert the "pusher" end, fill anything - into tubes or bottles with a tiny opening. I've had mine for many years and use it for sunscreen, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, exfoliating wash, anything the least bit liquidy.
I just started a new thread on travel bottles, so I am glad to find all the tips in this one! Especially the Squeezies site. They look ideal for my purposes.
What I now use (and like a lot) is the Gillette Guard, which is intended for India. It's a single blade cartridge which works more like a DE than most cartridges, is compact, and is cheap. I bought mine at westcoastshaving.com, though there are other vendors. If you're in India, they're dirt cheap, but the cost of importing them to the US makes them merely inexpensive. More importantly, the shave is closer to DE than any other cartridge I've tried.
I do have a very heavy beard and that might have something to do with it. I did like the concept of the Gillette Guard--one plastic handle with interchangeable cartridges.
I mostly use a battery operated shaver with a backup of the reliable Gillette Trac II.
I may try Atra blades again. I bought a Dorco twin blade razor--the same razor as Shave Club for Men--and didn't like the blades. But the handle fits the Atra cartridges.
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Oh, for folks who want to be able to travel with upwards of 2 ounces in their 3-1-1 kit, you can decant into an empty water enhancer bottle. Mio is OK but the shape of the bottle leaves something to be desired. There are bottles that are shaped more like tapered barrels that will fit in a 3-1-1 much better, like these liquid stevia bottles from Pura Via (which I can get at the local Target): Purevia Liquids
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