In my posting haste last night I forgot to add a link to Pure Wipes. I originally bought them to clean grubby hands and faces when we were travelling around New Zealand last year, because they were very compact to fit in my bag. They come in a little tube of ten, and are made of pure cotton. Just add a little water, about a tablespoon does the job, and you have a face washer. Refill packs of 80 wipes are available.
Just thinking about it, I could probably ditch the baby wipes and just use Pure Wipes when we are out. We aren't often out long enough to need to do nappy changes away from home, and I usually only use wipes for a messy job (if you get my drift). I don't use baby wipes at all at home: only face washers. I bought a bulk pack of wipes because that was the most economical solution, but I usually only use disposable wipes and nappies full time when we are travelling. (More on that another day.)
Pure Wipes are considerably more expensive than Huggies wipes, and Huggies are the most expensive brand of wipes. I buy Huggies because they do the best job. The tube of ten Pure Wipes takes up no more than a fifth of the space of the Huggies Travel Pack. The Pure Wipes need water. But, considering I only use one or two wipes a week on average, and if I need to use a wipe I'm hopefully going to be near water anyway: the change room, a drink bottle, a coffee shop (dirty faces not dirty bottoms!!!).
The space saved by the Pure Wipes outweighs the extra cost ($10 a year?). The convenience of the already-wet-wipes is a little harder to give up, but if I'm organised enough to always have water with me - and, I live in North Queensland so I should anyway- that shouldn't be an issue.