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  1. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Hey folks, I'm looking for a liquid synthetic detergent which I can use to wash my gear/pot, my clothes, and myself while camping. My criteria are: unlikely to mess with sensitive skin (yes i'll test before going) won't leave my skin feeling weird after a sponge bath like some dish detergent...
  2. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    So what are the pros and cons of bathing in a creek, lake, river , and etc compared to boiling the water and using that? If bathing in creek soap would be used though. ( the backpacker kind)
  3. 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...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello I've been a lurker of the forum for quite some time now. There are some really smart folks on here that know their stuff, which is why I would like to ask this question to you all: (I used the search bar) In a post-SHTF situation, would you feel better knowing you had stored away a large...
  5. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I've been experimenting with home-based soaps and shampoos for several years. I've also tried to use household items for cleaning agents whenever and where ever possible. Baking Soda, Vinegar, Cream of Tartar, Lime Juice, and tons of other things can come in real handy. For the last year or...
  6. 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...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I am pretty well stocked on the more common seeds, but I do need some HELP! Does anyone have, or know where I can buy some Sugar Cane to plant? Some Uses: Syrup, Rum, While on the subject... kinda ;) here are some plants/seed that may have been over looked: Soap Berry or Soap Nuts: Sapindus...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Iv been very busy doing a lot of research on hair (to help my Alopecia hopefully) and it just dawned on me, what would I use instead of shampoos and conditioners once all other supplies had run out. Do you have recipes etc for home made shampoos and conditioners or are you going down the road...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have been looking around for ways to make lye soap and I've run into a bit of a snag. I'm hoping someone here can help me out on this. :confused: All the recipes that I have found require commercially made Lye. I am looking for a way to make it with homemade lye by leaching hardwood ashes...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I like Ivory, it's cheap and good. That reminds me that I need to get some more.
  11. General Discussion
    I’m not sure where to put this so I’ll put it here. My daughter has discovered an all natural, toxic-free, shampoo that kills fleas. It is Dr. Bonner’s liquid peppermint Castile soap. She has used it many times on her dog and I’ve used it 4-5 times on my puppy. When I dried her off there were a...
  12. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Does anyone know how to make an ash box so I can make lye ,so I can make soap?I saw a video of the top of one on you tube. I'm not sure what the underside is made of.
  13. Urban Survival
    This weekend at the deer camp, I was reminded how important it is to have soap and running water. Nothing broke down, the water pump did not go out - it was not anything like that. After getting back from a late hour 4-wheeler ride with my sons, I went to bed without a shower. The next day...
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