As most people begin considering their preparedness needs, most will look at storing food, water, and finding the best bug-out bag for their family. Certainly, those areas are of vital importance – as are many other topics on preparation and self-reliance. The truth is, we will always have plenty of areas that we need to discuss and share ideas.
One area that is not often discussed, is the topic of Hygiene after a grid collapse or disaster. It is an important reality that we must consider and prepare for.
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In this, the October 2014 Digital Issue of PREPARE Magazine we really wanted to discuss and share on the topic of “Hygiene when the Grid goes Down“. We understand that this may be a topic that is a little uncomfortable for some folks, but it needs to be discussed along with all other topics of preparedness.
When we discussed the theme of “Hygiene when the Grid goes Down” we knew that there were some general topics that everyone would need. We really were pleasantly surprised as our team of Core contributing writers and new members of the PREPARE Magazine’s Author base contributed such a variety! We know they cover a lot of bases with each article and our hope is that this will spur YOU on to look into this topic more deeply for your own personal needs.
The thought of Bathing with Limited Resources may be foreign to some people, but it is a good place to begin if we were to face the mass loss municipal of plumbing. Maintaining Hygiene when the Power is Out is vital to more than just our physical health but our overall well being too. So when faced with a situation such as Post Disaster Body Care and Hygiene if we’ve learned and practiced some of what may seem like menial tasks of personal care then we won’t miss a beat and be able to focus on other matters at hand for long term survival.
An item often overlooked for general hygiene is iodine. In this issue, one of our new authors gives you 4 Reasons to Stockpile Iodine that you may have never considered before. And if you’re heading out of ‘Dodge’ because of the grid going down, power outage or simply the need to vacate then learning proper Wound Care in the Wilderness and a DIY Hygiene Kit for your Bug Out Bag will come in handy. After all, you take your grime with you sometimes, right?
“The Day of the Dead” is quite a different than having to deal with bodies after a disaster. One might think hygiene comes into play greatly when there are mass casualties. That is why one of our Core Contributors offers Tips to Managing “The Dead” During Disasters. It is not offered to pay any morbid homage to either holiday that comes around this time of year, but rather as a practical guide to speak some sense into what may be a panicked situation for any of us who would have to face it.
In antithesis of the prior paragraph, the Pastor’s Perspective: Spiritual Survival can help shed light on a Greater Purpose to being prepared. And bonding in local Community Connections is a vital part of growing more prepared. Help others prepare.
Hygiene is often overlooked and because it is The Forgotten Basic Need. Learning to cope with it in a ‘less than ideal’ environment may be too daunting of a task. That’s why what our authors share now is so helpful. You’re not in that situation yet! Hopefully you’ll never be – but if you are, we hope you’ll remember what you read in PREPARE Magazine!
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