In emergencies and situations where survival is the only thing you can think of, first aid for personal hygiene is something you need to have prepared beforehand. Here are some helpful tips you can apply to make your survival easier and less difficult in order to stay clean and keep your hygiene at the required level. Water is the most significant ingredient you need to have. A problem that is not easily resolved is how to be ready to stay alive and have the necessary water for drinking, washing, and cleaning. You should use water only for drinking and conserve it as much as possible to remain alive if you have the materials needed to keep your body safe.
Your life in storms, floods and emergency situations won’t be that difficult if you have some important resources packed with you. It is very important to keep a fire starter kit, some napkins, soap, wet wipes, towels and enough water for drinking. If you have access to any water supply, regardless of whether the water might be salty or unacceptable for drinking, you can boil it and make it available for hygiene and drinking with some matches and distillation (video below). If you first extract the salt through distillation, water from the oceans and seas that is salty and dirty can not be boiled, disinfected and used for drinking.
You can store your water in plastic bottles for drinking, but it needs to be refilled with fresh water each year. According to some research, one gallon for each person a day is the necessary amount for survival. The water you’re going to use for drinking, cleaning , washing and so on is included in this number. It is also possible to use sterilized water, as it has a shelf life of five years. Using some purification tablets and other sources for water disinfection, you can also sterilize your water.
It is also important to keep a roll of gauze, wet wipes and clean clothes. These products will help you keep your hygiene on a considerably good level. Keep a few packs of aspirin with you, pills that are used for painkillers and various purposes, emergency antibiotics, toilet rolls, medical tape. All these pills and items are vital for your survival and personal hygiene first aid. A sharp pocket knife or other cutting knife and scissors are also important instruments that you’ll definitely need at some point in your survival.
For several reasons, baking soda can be used and is a useful commodity that you should hold. In emergencies, baking soda can be used as a replacement for disinfecting the scalp, certain wounds and illnesses if you do not have shampoos and soap. You can use it for cleaning wounds, skin infections, irritations, and various other purposes if you maintain enough rubbing alcohol. It is also a critical part of first aid for your personal hygiene. You should look for a natural brooklet or any natural source of water, either the sea or ocean, if you don’t have enough water to take a shower and clean your body. If you want to use it for drinking, the water must be boiled to kill all the microbes and bacteria it has. With the use of matches and some wood, this can be done. You can use your wet wipes to disinfect your body if you do not have enough water for washing and cleaning. With a clean cloth dipped in rubbing alcohol, all infections and bites from insects and animals on your skin may be stopped. If you don’t have such, clean the wounds with soap and water.
You need to have a prepared first aid kit to survive in emergency situations like floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, and others. For survival, toilet paper, wet wipes, pills, soap, and bottles of water are essential. It is very important to keep your personal hygiene at the required level, which includes washing your hands, taking a shower, dental hygiene, and wound disinfection and care. It is of absolute importance to clean your hands before and after cooking food, before eating, after going to the bathroom, after touching rubbish, before disinfecting wounds and on other occasions. You are at risk being infected with some illness or disease if you do not take care of your personal hygiene and make your life tougher.
Only clean water should be used for bathing and cleaning your hands. You can do more harm to yourself, washing and bathing with dirty water if you don’t have filtered water or access to any natural source of water. You should take care of wounds and illnesses, cleaning them with soap and water or rubbing alcohol if you have such. It should be covered with a clean cloth after irrigating the wound to be kept safe from further contamination. The easiest way to clean them and keep them safe from bacteria is to wash your hands with running water and soap. Wet wipes can be used instead if you don’t have soap and running water. It is very important to wash your hands because all microbes and bacteria, particularly when eating, are spread by hands.