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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