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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm prepping for an extended grid-down situation so I'm not really interested in the latest electronic hair/beard/ballsack trimmer. I checked WallMart and Amazon and after wading through about 50 pages of electrical trimmers I gave up. When I was a kid my mother had a manual hair trimmer...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    What the title says pretty much. I want a hot water gas bottle powered shower I can use for cyclones when the water and electricity goes off. Dont really want to spend $500.
  3. Health, Fitness and First Aid
    I'm trying to replace some of my hygiene products with "natural" versions for a variety of reasons. Id appreciate some advice from people in the know about this stuff. What do you use? Is it better preforming than the "synthetic" version? Is it cost effective for you? Will it keep for SHTF...
  4. Health, Fitness and First Aid
    How does everyone here plan to deal with health and hygiene issues, especially if you have to stay in your home. I plan to bug in for as long as possible but I am unsure how to deal with rubbish, and human waste. I live in the suburbs so I don't have a long drop, I would also like to avoid going...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So I ran out of body wash the other day and had some fast orange laying in the bathroom, decided to use it and it actually works quite well. Skin is a bit dry but that doesn't bother me and at about $4 for 1.8 liters it's more cost effective for me compared to other body washes. Any thoughts on...
  6. Ladies Section
    Got a few of these the other day for my daughter's GHB and BOB. Just passing the info along. :o: http://www.gofastandlight.com/Go-Girl-for-Women/productinfo/H-GOGIRL/
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So I'm curious if there are any brave souls willing to share their plans for wiping in a post apocalypse world. Personally I am not stock piling tp. If teotwawki was guaranteed or if I had unlimited space and funds maybe I would. Since I don't I won't. I've always wondered what the natives used...
  8. Health, Fitness and First Aid
    hey all. I wrote up this little article to try answer some issues I saw that were holding back some people from fulfilling their hunger for adventure. it is written to be a generalist document, not too focussed on shtf, but more for camping, bushcraft, wilderness travelling. i am posting it...
  9. Health, Fitness and First Aid
    Firstaid Burn treatment info from Chinook medical http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=173487 Treating a sucking chest wound http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=169379 Treatment of boils http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=79653 Superglue for cuts...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Just curious, anyone cover the solar shower? Its just a bag you hang from a tree limb that is filled with water and the sun warms up the water so you have a warm shower. It has a flexible spout with an on/off valve so you can adjust your water flow too. They sell them (Cabellas used to sell...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    as a part of my stash i purchased a couple bags of baking soda for toothpaste from sams they are about 13 lbs I was wondering what yall have bought for other toiletries like instead of buying a bunch of disposable razors would it be smarter to use the ones they used in barbershops in 1800s? If...
  12. Health, Fitness and First Aid
    I remember my grandmother boiling whites after washing. I always thought it was to get the whites REALLY WHITE, but my mom informed me that my grandfather and uncle often had boils and would reinfect each other (she also washed the females clothes separately from the males). Fortunately, I've...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    A few of these will overlap, but thought worth posting both anyway. 75 Extraordinary Uses for Baking Soda http://lifehackery.com/2008/07/22/home-4/ Baking soda is a chemical compound that appears as a fine powder. It releases bubbles of carbon dioxide when it interacts with an acid and a...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Personal hygiene is one of the topics that I take into consideration everyday. I wear contacts - everytime I put my contacts in, I think about if my hands are clean or not. My daily routine is - get up, shower, put contacts in - that way my hands are clean from the shower. My personal hygiene...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Sorry if this has been discussed already. But what supplies and methods are you going to implement for cleanliness for long term SHTF? Sure there are going to be cold showers or sponge baths. I am curious about what I can do to keep clean so that I don't suffer from infections or ailments from...
  16. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Hygiene is very important since you do not want to eat rotten food and get sick but without the convenience of a sink, running water, and copious dish soap cleaning your gear can be a little more tricky. Wood ash is one suggestion. Also sand for abrading gunk off. You could just use a...
  17. Australia and New Zealand
    This website has free downloads to cover a variety of medical and hygiene problems that may help in a survival situation. For example Mid wifery - child birth Cholera prevention and diagnoses. Sanitation. Water hazards and consumption. When there is no doctor. and more...
  18. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    On over night trips I carry a hygiene bag in my pack. I wear contacts, so inside the hygiene bag is my contact case, contact solution, tooth brush, tooth paste along with a couple of other things. The bag is one of my wifes old make-up bags, but at least its black. Years ago I realized that...
  19. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    personal hygiene -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, in a survival situation this topic is one that is sometimes overlooked. It is vital that a person must do his/her best in this regards. Unless you are related to a skunk than you must give this...
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