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Survival Hygiene

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posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 05:55 PM
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Honestly though, in a survival situation I don't think I will be worrying about my hair.

but in case a witch doctor and some wild peopl e take a liking to me, I will keep it in mind.

Interesting thread!!! never thought about these really.


so anyways, would salt water work as a sanitizer in a pinch?

[edit on 29-10-2008 by nixie_nox]




posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 12:27 AM
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In a few cases. salt is a bacteriastat. Not a bacteriacide.

Bleach would work better, and other things better than that.



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 12:34 AM
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OK for the ladies.....

Feminine Hygeine

I know its gross but it is a consideration.



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 09:06 AM
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I've been wondering how to go about this.

Of course, you can only stock up on so many feminine hygiene products. You're going to run out eventually, so what do you do when you run out?



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 11:51 AM
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Well with this product you just rinse it out and it is reusable. Check the link it has the instructions under the FAQ's



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 11:57 AM
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Ah, thanks. I didn't read that far before. My other question would then be, what about when you are in a situation where you have little or no water to wash with?



posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 11:53 PM
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There lies the problem but either way thats the best solution other than stocking up on that kinda stuff and thats a lil bulky for the bugout bag!



posted on Nov, 1 2008 @ 03:22 AM
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I think in this case an infusion of Thyme may be of use. Its antiseptic, deodorant, and insect repellent (+ others that aren't related to washing). Use the cup and cloth to wash areas to save water and you wont need to rinse.



posted on Nov, 1 2008 @ 09:10 AM
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Good point, thanks. Now, to make an infusion, is that the same as making a tea?



posted on Nov, 1 2008 @ 10:07 AM
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For tough economic times, save the lint from your lint screen in the dryer. You can use it for filling for blankets, pillows, etc.


You're other hints are great - especially the lavender - wonderful stuff.
I wouldn't suggest using the lint though.
HIGHLY FLAMMABLE.
Might not be such a good idea huh?




posted on Nov, 1 2008 @ 03:32 PM
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Originally posted by chickenshoes
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Good point, thanks. Now, to make an infusion, is that the same as making a tea?


pretty much so. this link will explain more.

Plus with the extra prep time it will be time consuming to stop you going nuts from cabin fever!



posted on Nov, 16 2008 @ 05:35 PM
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Thanks for the link!

It hit me today, I use salt to clean out fish bowls and our cats' water bowl, so I would imagine you could use it as a scrubby kind of cleaner for pots and pans, too.



posted on Nov, 24 2008 @ 05:54 AM
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lye soap, not to hard to make if you find the materials.
Goldbond Body powder-cheap, works.
forget the name but a type or deorderent used by the military, comes i a little round tin suposed to last for a week at a time.

hygeine would be good for morale but in SIT_X it wouldnt really be a high priority. Main thing would be to keep your hands clean and wash your cloths now an then.



posted on Nov, 24 2008 @ 06:32 AM
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Massage oils? I think that would be low on my list of must haves.
Good post OP, I never even thought about it before.



posted on Nov, 24 2008 @ 07:10 AM
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By shaving under your arms, it helps to cut out body odours as it is the hair with its bacteria that causes the smell - This goes for men too.

Head hair does not have to be washed. You can actually do away with washing hair though it takes a few weeks before your hair re-gains its good condition.



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