Well, in my experience, ya gotta have a coupla nails grown out a bit fer pikin yer nose, scratching at scabs and such.
Fresh, white ash from the campfire works great for me. (Natural source of lye). My friends always think I'm crazy, then they try it & everyone ends up washing with ash.
I'll finish that off with some alcohol sanitizer if I'm about to grub.
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, & narrow-mindedness, & many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men & things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.
Hammocking in SoCal
They can also be used as a fire starter.
I carry a little hand sanitizer bottle for use as an emergency fire starter, and soap for all other hygiene. I can't take a sponge bath in alcohol and feel clean.
I used hand sanitizer maybe 3 times in my life, every time was right before a vacation or event where I COULD NOT be sick. Just paranoid really.
It has it uses, especially in the backcountry. Then again, at 32 years old I should be to the point where I know how to do my paperwork and keep it off my hands!
To love to quote Dwight Schrute in this topic - "How bad are you at going to the bathroom?" LOL!