Hygiene preparedness items
When disaster strikes you probably won’t be thinking about grabbing your hygiene products off the table or packing them away in a survival kit. All you’ll be thinking about is grabbing your medical kit and maybe some food supplies. But you need to consider your hygiene as well because you likely won’t have access to showers or clean water. All you will have available are the hygiene products that you have stored away in your survival kit.
The basic hygiene products you will need are an underarm deodorant stick, soap, water and a sponge. These products alone will allow you to wash yourself and stay clean during a dirty survival situation. Of course, it won’t be as comfortable to clean yourself with these items as it would be to take a normal shower but it is better than nothing. However, there are more advanced hygiene items that you can pack away that you probably never thought about or didn’t even know existed. For starters, there is something called “shower in a bag” which is a big pouch full of clean water that has a hose with a sprinkler on the end. The sprinkler will create the shower effect and allow you to shower yourself right from the pouch. Of course, you won’t be able to take long showers but you can easily wash yourself quickly if you have the right soap applied to your skin. Try packing either antibacterial soap or oatmeal soap because both of these will be great for your skin and will leave it clean and smooth.
Some other hygiene products you will want to look out for are wet naps, comb, razor, maxi pads, tissue pack, additional water pouches, toothbrush, shaving cream packets, toothpaste and mirror. If you are a man then obviously you will want to be able to shave with a razor and shaving cream. But no matter what gender you are, you’ll need to take care of your teeth with a toothbrush and toothpaste. The rest of the tools are grooming products to keep your hair neat, your hands clean and have the ability to look at yourself in the mirror from time to time. That way you will be able to judge the shape you are in simply by looking at your own face. Not that you’ll care too much about what you look like in a survival situation, but sometimes it can make you feel better when you take care of your looks and hygiene.
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