When we were building our place in Tennessee there was no power or water. Shower were at night with a bucket of luke warm water. As it was fall it was also cold. After a few try's at shaving and doing a better job of cutting myself I said the heck with it. My stubble started to grow out and became a proper beard in a few weeks. I'm now a proud grey beard and as a side bonus I get respect from my back woods friends and fellow bikers.