Episode 16 S1-16
Day After Disaster Ch 16
James E. Hart
Sanitation is the Key to Survival Success:
You do not want to be sick in a survival situation! You don't want to be in any more danger than you are already in.
In a survival situation: Make a shelter, start your fire, find water, then sit and assess your situation. Including, what you have, how you can get our of the situation and how you will take care of yourself.
Make a latrine that is far away and will not contaminate drinking water.
Make Sure Your Water is Clean!
Use a survival straw for drinking water.
Boil all of your other water and then filter it. Make sure the water you are using is as clean as possible, filter it and bring it to a rolling boil for at least three minutes. Re-filter the water after boiling.
Iodine tablets are effective but you will have to get used to the unpleasant flavor.
Washing and Clothing Care:
The three most important parts of your body to keep clean are your hands, armpits, crotch and feet.
Use sand, ashes or soap wart and water for washing.
Wash clothes in a stream and then hang them in the sun to dry. UV light will kill bacteria on the clothing.
Make sure you are always carrying extra socks. Have multiple pairs of cotton ones for the summer and wool ones for the winter. In a desert climate you may have to change them 3-4 times a day.
Featured Quote From Today's Chapter:
“Soaking in this delightfully warm water, she almost forgot how much she loved hot showers.”
Featured Survival Product:
4 Person Hygiene Kit
Hygiene is easy to maintain with this all inclusive hygiene kit. A perfect addition to any evacuation kit.