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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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