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Hygiene and waste management are going to attribute to the disease in a collapse. Its so important that you understand this because the disease will be the biggest killer in the fallen world.
Whenever you have an idea that focuses on sanitation and hygiene after the collapse its an important one.
I see a lot of videos and articles about the many things that will kill preppers. The truth of the matter is, the disease is going to kill more than anything else. It’s not even a consideration. No matter the size of roving marauders the microbiology will be the most deadly thing out there.
Having a serious plan for dealing with the cleanup of waste and quarantine of infected is crucial.
Do you have a sanitation plan?
Storing soap is a great prep but you really need to understand what soap is. You see, you are dealing with just a couple of key ingredients when it comes to making soap. These ingredients are fat and lye?
What is lye? Well, it’s not some expensive product you have to go buy. All you need to do is soak some ashes from your fireplace and strain the liquid a day later. That caustic liquid is what makes soap and what allows it to clean your body.
Growing Some Hygiene
You can also grow things like loofa and licorice to help you with personal hygiene. Licorice is a great medicinal but its also a tremendous substitute for a toothbrush. The fibrous root is perfect to chew down into something like a toothbrush.
Of course, it also has that great licorice scent.
Access to clean water for washing is just as important as drinking. This is why you should plan on storing 3 gallons per person per day. The old line was 1 gallon per person. That’s better than nothing but to optimize you should look for 3 per.
Personal hygiene is important for all ages from adults to babies. Be sure you have a plan
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
If you can't afford the box culvert option you can look into is building a backyard root cellar that can be used as a bunker.
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- How to choose the ideal site
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- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also show you how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.