Category Archives: Sanitation

Why Should Preppers Store Lime

There are many things that we should store that will make life easier after a major disaster and I know it is not possible to store everything.  Near where I live there is a old limestone quarry that still has … Continue reading

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Old Civil Defense Sanitation Kits

One of the advantages of being an old prepper is the fact that you will have accumulated a lot of stuff.  Now this can also be a problem, where do you store it.  This morning I have been sorting out … Continue reading

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No Toilet Paper Now What?

The commercial manufacturing of toilet paper didn’t start until about 1857.  So for most of human history mankind survived without it.  The ancient Greeks used stones and pieces of clay (ouch). The Romans used a sponge on the end of a … Continue reading

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More on Baby Preps.

My daughter Jen and I have been talking about the question of baby preps.  She has five children and has been involved in prepping for them.  She has a few additional suggestions, First she agrees with Practical Parsimony on not … Continue reading

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A Question on New Baby Preps?

Today I need some help; this morning I received a question from a new Mom, she wants to know about baby preps, what she should stock for her new baby.  Apparently, she has no one she feels comfortable asking and … Continue reading

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How to Build a Comfortable 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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Sewer System Problems that can Effect Your Home

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 … Continue reading

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