In the initial decline, I'll be sporting my newly grown gray, as a way to blend into the crowds. After the Golden Horde withers and dies, the beard can be shaved clean during the summer months. I've had a beard during the summer months, and they are too hot and itchy.
I've used a brush and mug, and it really saves quite a bit of money in the long run. The soap cakes usually lasts about a year, and at 99 cents each, they are a lot cheaper than shaving cream. Isn't this what prepping is partially about? Making things last, and saving money for the long term. One thing that I'll be researching is finding a razor that uses the actual razor blades as a long term solution.
The mugs, brushes, and soap cakes would also make excellent barter items! Currently, razors are fairly cheap, and hard to make, so it is well suited as a barter item. It also takes up little room while being a desirable personal grooming item. It could even possibly be used as a post SHTF business plan. Remember those western movies...they always had a barber shop.
I've also added a few new items to My Amazon store. A reasonably priced mug, shaving brush, and soap cake kit for $9.99. Another item that is often overlooked might be scissors for the mustache. While purchases are appreciated through My Amazon store, please look around for the best possible prices.
Anyone have a SHTF razor that they use? Comments are always welcomed and encouraged.
Keep Right On Prepping - K
UPDATE: After a bit of research, you might find this article interesting. It is about the art of shaving.