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Everyone is going to struggle in a SHTF scenario but women, like in most cases, are going to have a tougher time for many reasons. Don’t forget about things like rape and the protections of society will expire. When these things happen women who don’t have protection will be in big trouble.
Even if they are safe they still need to deal with things like pregnancy. They will also have a tough time dealing with hygiene.
We cannot talk about female personal hygiene without talking about menstruation. It is going to be an issue when the SHTF. So what things can you store for these situations?
- Menstrual Cups
- Natural Sponges
If you are going to store and depend on things that you are going to run out of, be sure you stock up a lot. These items need to be part of your prepping plans for the long term. Buy a little each time you go to the supermarket.
There is also just the idea of cleanliness in general. Hair, nails, and skin are a big part of feeling good and comfortable particularly as a woman. So, what does that look like?
Well, you might be able to store these things for a while but you need to consider things like herbs and flowers that can be used to make soaps and maybe even beeswax and coconut oils to make things like lotions.
It’s not that you cannot be clean and comfortable in an SHTF scenario, you might just have to change the ways you do things. Here is the best step to take today: dump the modern mixes and concoctions to wash hair and clean up. The transition can be seamless if you take the natural approach today.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.