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Friday, December 11, 2009

Water is important, but how does it effect your hygiene?

If you're anything like me, you love a hot shower in the morning. It's both refreshing and hygienic. Have you ever thought about how showering will effect your hygiene in a disaster? Lets say the grid is down and your water isn't running. Sure you've got water stored for just such a situation but some things you just can't do as often if you don't know how long the water is not flowing. I know I am not using water to bathe as often if the water isn't running locally because my water is precious!

Now think beyond just hygiene to keeping your home clean. Back in the 90s we didn't have many wipe style cleaners and such. Now we've got all kinds of stuff that can help us save water in emergencies to keep ourselves and our homes clean! Items like Lysol wipes and Wet Ones will help you keep your home clean and body somewhat hygienic while the water isn't flowing. I think you'll still want to bathe but to maintain your hygiene and keep yourself from starting to get bacteria and body odor but to maintain this cleanliness between bathing Wet Ones work great! Wet ones can be used on surfaces as well so my personal prepping plan is stocking up on plenty of Wet Ones since they can be used on my body and on surfaces. Lysol Wipes are great and I do keep several containers of them in my apartment but I like the diversity of Wet Ones.

So the moral here is to keep as many of your prep items multiple use as possible. That greatly diversifies what you can do in an emergency or even just a plain old grid down all the way to a national level disaster. It's always great to have options, this is why items with multiple purpose as possible.

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Simple Survival Tips - Balanced Preppin'

Re-post Courtesy of Riverwalker's Stealth Survival

While it is very easy to get carried away by our emotions at time, it is important to keep a balance in your preps. There are certain things that you will always need to survive. If you fail to maintain a proper balance within these needs, you run the risk of endangering your survival.

You will need food and water. Your survival depends on it. You will also need shelter. Humans are relatively frail creatures that don't do well in harsh or extreme climates. You will also need protection. If you don't have the means to protect your food and water or your shelter, you will be endangering your survival. All of the things necessary for your survival are each a vital part of the whole package that is necessary for you and your family to survive.

Don't let yor emotions run wild. Cooler heads always prevail. Think about where you're at and where you want to be. Don't ignore one part of your preps to the detriment of the others. Leave the panic mode for the sheeple who haven't even begun to prepare. Realize that if you fail to keep a proper balance, you could suddenly find yourself in worse shape that you thought!

Staying above the water line!