SHTF is a way of saying that there is a catastrophic that has taken place that now you have to survive. You may have considered ways to prepare through getting food and other supplies together, but have you thought about your own personal hygiene during this time? Staying clean is just as important after the SHTF as it is in your normal life. There should be a big emphasis put on this as a necessity to your survival. Read on to find out 10 ways that you can stay clean after SHTF.
- Avoiding Physical Contact
You really do not know if other people are keeping up with their hygiene to avoid getting sick. This means that any personal contact with them can expose you to bacteria, microbes, and other icky things that you would avoid normally, but are even more important to avoid during times like these.
People definitely sport some incredible beards these days, but during the time after SHTF you may want to reconsider your facial hair. You may have seen reports released that show just the amount of bacteria and microbes that exist in your beard. You do not need to have any more exposure to illnesses than you are already exposed to now.
- Collect Rain Water
Not everyone has the easy access of getting water and if you collect rain water, you can have water to bathe in when you need to clean up. This can make a huge difference when you need to stay clean.
- Use Baking Soda
Baking soda is actually something that is incredibly useful. It actually makes an excellent toothpaste regularly, but it is extremely useful during difficult times.
- Keep Dry
Things like fungus thrive in moisture, which means you need to keep dry, otherwise this can spread like wildfire. Considering that doctors may not be an option, this is definitely a thing that you must avoid.
- Mobile Washing Machine
You may not know that you can actually buy a mobile washing machine that does not require electricity to use. This can help you clean your clothing. This will help you to stay clean and healthy.
- Solar Shower
You can actually make yourself a solar shower, which will allow you to get clean while saving water. Anyone who understands anything about survival knows just how important water conservation is.
- Baby Wipes
Baby wipes are such a handy thing to have around. They seem to be magic little cleaners in wipe form. They are light to carry around and effective at cleaning up tough messes.
Flossing can be just as important, if not even more important, as brushing your teeth. You should make sure that you have some floss on you in case thing happen.
- Nail Clippers
You know how easily dirt gets under your nails and keeping them short can help keep you clean. They are also sharp tools that can be useful in other situations as well.
By following these tips, you can stay clean after SHTF.