25 Essential Items for Your Survival Hygiene Kit

When it comes to general survivalism articles, hygiene usually takes a backseat behind things like food, water, bug-out bags and life in the wilderness. But why does it have to? Particularly since it can make the difference between life and death?

Hygiene is defined by the Oxford dictionary as:
“Conditions or practices conducive to maintaining health and preventing disease, especially through cleanliness.”

When SHTF, hygiene becomes a critical issue and if taken lightly, it can cause disease and deteriotation of health. Hence a list of essentials are needed to ensure you can stay healthy and even look good when disruptive event takes place. Yes, even look good. This is because looking good breeds confidence and confidence breeds happiness.

Behold! The 25 Must-Have Items for your Survival Hygiene Kit:

Razor plus some old denim for stropping
Dental Floss
Sun Shower also called a Solar Shower
Baking Soda (can be used as a shampoo substitute or as a toothpaste 50/50 with salt)
Epsom Salt
Laundry Soap
Potty Bucket (5 gallon bucket with seat)
Kitty Litter or other organic material to use with the potty bucket
Toilet Paper
Mobile Washer
Microfiber cloths to use for washing
Cotton tea towels to use for drying
Hair cutting scissors
Nail Clippers
Feminine supplies (if applicable)
Diapers (if applicable)
Hand Mirror
Lipstick (if applicable)



Written by Paul Stevens

I've always been an outdoorsman. Growing up in the mountains
twenty five miles from the nearest town (of only 1000 people
even!) will do that for you.

Since moving on from my first career as a wildland firefighter,
I've run a travel adventure company, built my own home in the
wilds of North Idaho and recently taken a stab at this writing
thing. Happy to be a Ready Tribe contributor.

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