Category Archives: Sanitation

How to Build a Comfortable Outhouse

outhouse

Yesterday I talked about sanitation; today I want to continue this subject by talking about outhouses.  When I was young I lived in two different homes that had outhouses and I am somewhat familiar with them.

An outhouse does not …

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Poor Sanitation can Kill You

In the twentieth century our average lifespan increased by 35 years.  Improvements in sanitation were responsible for 30 of these years.  Prior to the twentieth century, more people died of disease caused by poor sanitation in every war than as …

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Washing Clothes by hand

 

Washing clothes the old-fashioned way without a washing machine takes lots of time and effort. It can be very hard on your hands, but there are a few things that you can do to make it easier on yourself.…

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Soap plants, Can be a Great Aid to Hygiene after TEOTWAWKI

While doing some research on various skills used by our ancestors, I came across two plants that were used as soap in the early America.  Since hygiene can be a major problem during a disaster, knowing which plants you can …

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Sewer System Problems that can Effect Your Home

sewer system problems

Lately we have been posting about security and getting your homes ready for winter.  One thing we have not discussed in quite a while is the problem of sewers backing up if the infrastructure system collapses.  Now this is normally …

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An old Fashioned Laundry Manual From 1900, Free Download

Laundry Manuel

Hygiene counts whether it is now or after a major disaster.  This is a 66 page manual written in 1902 that tells you how our ancestors cleaned their clothes.  Now some of these methods may seem a bit strange by …

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How to Get Rid of Lice.

Today’s post is on lice.  Lice or louse (the plural of lice) is the common name for three types of parasites that effect humans.

A louse’s egg is commonly called a nit.  Lice attach their eggs to your hair with …

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Don’t Forget About the Babies

While I am on the subject of childbirth, I decided to rerun an article my daughter Jen wrote a couple of years ago.  As she mentions in the article she has five children and always has the necessary supplies on …

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How to Get Rid of Fleas when There are No Pesticides Available

Fleas, these little bloodsucking pests not only are irritating to man and beast alike, but can also cause severe skin problems in both dogs and cats.  The adult dog flea is a wingless insect equipped with a set of powerful …

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No Rinse Shampoo and Body Washes

I recently found a company, Cleanlife Products that produces a No Rinse Shampoo cap, Shampoo, Body Wash, Bathing wipes and Instant Foam non-alcohol Hand Sanitizer.  These products are made for hikers, camper, truckers, and military men. The products claim, that …

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