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How to Keep Your Teeth Clean in a Survival Situation

How to Keep Your Teeth Clean in a Survival Situation

When most people imagine themselves in survival situations, they think about what they believe are the essentials to staying alive and staying healthy. They want to learn how to procure water and food, they want to know how to go undetected by enemies and how to avoid encounters with dangerous wild animals. Often, the last thing on their mind is what their dentist would think about their teeth during a survival scenario. However, healthy teeth are essential if you hope to live well. Ideally, you will have a toothbrush and toothpaste in your bugout bag and wherever you plan to […]

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Wilderness Toothbrush

Wilderness Toothbrush

If you are stranded in the wilderness for any length of time, hygiene will quickly become an issue.  It won’t matter so much how you smell, since nobody ever died of body odor.  But poor dental hygiene can lead to serious issues that could have you incapacitated and dying a slow, painful death. As always, being able to use the material available to you in the wilderness for whatever needs may arise will increase your chances of survival, and elevate your standard of living while you do it.  Being able to make a toothbrush in the wild is one example […]

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Hygiene for Survival

Hygiene for Survival

  While it would probably be a little excessive to put a toothbrush and a bar of soap on your EDC list, hygiene is a crucial factor for survival.  We can see examples of how important hygiene is for survival by looking at the military.  Most people think of the term “causality” as meaning someone who was killed, but in reality, it means anyone who has become “battlefield ineffective”.  In conflicts like Vietnam, massive amounts of soldiers were out of the fight due to preventable health issues related to hygiene.  When you are relying on yourself in a survival scenario, […]

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