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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First Aid

The importance of soap and how to make it in a survival situation.

When you find yourself in a wilderness survival situation, cleanliness and hygiene are often not at the top of your list of priorities – but they should be. Maintaining proper hygiene in a survival situation is much more than just a mental or emotional boost. While you’re battling elements you…
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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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