General Health

How to make your own hand sanitizer (it’s super easy).

Hand sanitizer is not as effective as washing your hands but will suffice in situations where hand washing is not possible. Most people are not aware that commercial hand sanitzer uses just three simple ingredients - alcohol, aloe vera gel, and scented oils. You can easily make your own. Isopropyl…
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General Health

How to stay clean (and healthy) in the wilderness – even if no water is available.

Hygiene is a typical routine for most people but cleanliness in the wilderness is sometimes ignored by even the most devout germaphobe. In a wilderness survival setting, we tend to focus on food and water and forget that poor hygiene can lead to infestations, infections, and skin disease. Even eating…
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General Health

Making homemade deodorant in a survival situation.

  How to make deodorant We've frequently mentioned on Wilderness Arena, two important aspects of survival that many may find surprising – cleanliness and state of mind. Cleanliness is important because in a primitive survival situation, something as small as a minor injury or unsanitary condition can be deadly. State…
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General Health

In the wilderness, poor hygiene can kill you – the importance of personal hygiene in a survival situation.

Introduction to Personal Hygiene in the Wilderness One of the leading causes of death in long-term survival situations is infections and disease.  Both leading causes are directly related to personal hygiene.  Cleanliness is extremely important to your survival. Of course, a hot shower with soap is ideal but in a…
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