Hi Michael et al.,
I am also a double edge guy after using a straight for awhile.
DE are very cost effective as Persona & Feather blades are very sharp and each will last a week or more. I have been using Dr. Bronner's pure Castile Bar Soap for shaving. I tried the liquid, but the bar is more useful for shaving. We only use the small 2 oz liquid bottle by the kitchen sink for hand washing before food prep etc.
Sorry I digressed.
Just moisten face with hot or warm water and then you can use the bar in wet hands to work up a bit of soap film and put on face. Or rub the bar over you days growth when face is wet and it works super as well.
Also works well when shaving in campground showers.
This is a wonderful it all-in-one that you can also use for shampoo, showering, clothes etc. Back in the hippy days many of you may have used/tried Bronner's.
Why do we use an all-in-one you may ask...?
We are in a 16' Scamp
FBRV so clearley we cut to the essentials. Why buy dozens of special products or more importantly store all of them when one suffices for most uses.
Oh, almost forgot your main question was on the "mechanics."
I use the main sink next to stove and a simple mirror with a wire stand. May be a make up mirror? this is a round one about 8" in diameter- plain on one side and a magnifying on other. For travel it is removed and stowed.
I slip the wire stand thingy over the cupboard door and yep gotta squat down a little bit to use it as I am also on the tall side. But think about the extra "yoga" stretches you get in the process to keep you flexible.
A quick rinse with hot or warm water afterwards and the razor rinses clean as well.
We also have the front bathroom with toilet, sink & shower in our Scamp
. the sink is far too low and nearly no room to use it.
I must admit having just been in Scamp
graduate school with Norm at his SKP park I learned a heap of new practical stuff. However, we did not delve into advanced courses related to shaving so missed the Secret Shave tip.
Link to Bronner's