Good hygiene leads to great health. It's no rocket science: when you keep your body clean, you're shielding yourself from infections and microbes that cause serious harm.
Presently, the issue is keeping up your hygiene in a survival context. It's really bad that this is regularly forgotten about when the subject of SHTF comes up, as it ought to be one of the primary things discussed. After all, poor hygiene can be a matter of life and death.
At the point when you're in survival mode, you can't expect the same level of cleanliness you usually enjoy. Be that as it may, by making a few changes and comprehending what to focus on, you and your family can abstain from contracting a nasty disease.
The key is to prepare ahead—and expect to compromise.
HOW MIGHT YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR HYGIENE?
1. KEEP YOUR HANDS CLEAN
This is stating the obvious, however, you should clean your hands regularly. By and large, you contact your face more than 20,000 times per day. Along these lines, it is possible that you keep your hands clean or risk contracting a bug.
Washing with soap and water is the most ideal approach, in spite of the fact that scouring liquor, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes can sterilize your hands really well. Yet, when you're after all other options have been exhausted, vinegar or a weakened fade arrangement will do. Simply be cautious on the off chance that you choose to utilize blanch.
As per the CDC, here are the key occasions to wash your hands:
- Prior to contacting your nose, mouth, or eye
- When meeting somebody who has diarrhea or is vomiting
- Before, during, and subsequent to getting food ready.
- When treating an injury.
- After Using the toilet
- Subsequent to coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose
- Subsequent to replacing diapers
- Subsequent to touching trash
- Subsequent to touching an animal, animal waste, or animal food
- Subsequent to touching pet food
2. BATHE AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK
Over the range of seven days, your body will get soiled. This is the reason we suggest washing at any rate once every week in the event that you have sufficient opportunity and water accessible. It's the most ideal approach to slaughter infections and microscopic organisms.
Additionally, it has plenty of different advantages, as:
- Boosts immunity
- Brings down muscle strain
- Builds blood flow
- Lessens pressure
- Calms the nervous system
- While washing every day would appear to be decent, it's an extravagance when SHTF. Try not to go over the edge on the measure of water you use for washing. Keep in mind, you actually need that valuable H2O for drinking, cooking, and cleaning your utensils.
3. FIND A WAY TO WASH YOUR CLOTHES
While we're regarding the matter of remaining clean, there's a need to make reference to clothing. Except if you have a generator or sun-based controlled framework, your washer won't work when there's a force blackout. You can just stand your sweat-soaked garments for such a long time. All in all, what would you be able to do?
All things considered, some preppers like the one in the video above get innovative and go through their creativity to accompany clothing frameworks that work. You can adjust those to accommodate your inclinations, or… Remove a leaf from our predecessors' books and do clothing classic way:
- Beat over stone or rocks (if you stay close to a stream or waterway)
- Using a washboard and bucket
- Hand wash in a bath or sink
4. MAINTAIN ORAL HEALTH
Clean your mouth completely in any event once per day. On the off chance that you have enough supplies, at that point, twice would be better. Brush your teeth with toothpaste, however on the off chance that you run out, at that point heating a soft drink would make a decent other option. On the off chance that more regrettable comes to most exceedingly awful, at that point simply utilize your toothbrush to dispose of the development in your teeth. In the wake of brushing, flush your mouth with clean water.
5. GROOM VARIOUS AREAS IN YOUR BODY
Believe it or not, however, grooming can help you with remaining clean. Here are some grooming tips to recollect:
- Keep head and facial hair short (less hair equals fewer parasites)
- Comb your hair every day
- Trim fingernails and toenails, to keep germs from hiding underneath.
- Quit biting your nails
Does your bug-out bag contain scissors, razors, and nail trimmers? If not, you ought to consider adding these things.
6. BUILD A HYGIENE KIT
Believe you're all set on the cleanliness front since you have enough tissue to last a year? Hate to break it ya, bud, yet you're woefully mistaken.
A great deal of preppers focuses so much on stocking other things that they set their hygiene kits aside for later. Try not to be one of them! Personal hygiene supplies are just as important as the rest of the stuff inside your bug-out bag.