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Skin issues and general hygiene-related ailments are going to become a much bigger problem than most preppers can imagine after a collapse.
For now, we are stockpiling bullets and food in order to survive and outlive the rest of humanity that threatens us. This has been the prepper creedo for some time. Unfortunately, we could be facing off against microscopic enemies on a more regular basis than actual human enemies.
The post-collapse world will be full of germs and it will lack the disinfectants we have come to enjoy.
You will find that there are many more than you thought and they are all pretty common. If you know how to handle them they are also not much of a big deal.
You have many things to consider when it comes to off-grid hygiene. The most important skill is to understand the basics of making soap.
You can also grow some things like luffa, licorice and a variety of herbs that can help with your hygiene in a grid down situation.
It also helps to have a resource for understanding these types of skin issues.
If you go the route of growing herbs you might be thinking to yourself, “Now what!” What do you do with those herbs once you grow them?
You can make herbal salves that go a long way! These are basically herb and oil or wax mixes that can be spread on the skin directly. It’s one of the most powerful ways to deal with skin conditions. You will have to do a little homework but you will be able to address certain skin issues with certain types of herbs and oils.
Hygiene is going to be very important. You cannot discount this. So be prepared to take ownership of hygiene and win the day against skin conditions.