So, I'm living in a tent at my new work location. Things aren't as bad as it seems, but not exactly where it should be. Hopefully soon I will be sleeping in a real room. Anyway, due to having nothing much to do besides work and shaving once a day before said work I have come up with a better technique for these Shave Sticks. Instead of rubbing the stick on the face then lathering, use a ridged shave bowl to rub the stick in after running the stick under the tap. Then just bowl lather. You can better control the quality of the lather with this technique than face lathering with soap rubbed all over your face. I'm not saying the face rub technique isn't a bad technique. I am saying this bowl lathering technique really helps get a great lather.