INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: A Germ Killing Must-Have for your B.O.B.

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Recently, I bought an E-Cloth after learning how it could help keep my house more sanitary.  It’s a pretty amazing invention, a microfiber towel that has been proven to remove 99% of bacteria from hard surfaces using only water.  It’s been great using it in the kitchen, but I think it’s also something worth packing in Bug Out Bags (B.O.B.).

First, there is no need to also pack cleaning solutions and chemicals.  As long as you have access to water, the E-Cloth’s impressive bacteria-killing properties go to work.

Second, the E-Cloth saves money on the purchase of cleaning products, and the E-Cloth itself lasts for 300 washings!

Third, you never know where you’ll be when you pull out that Bug Out Bag.  It’s likely that sanitation won’t be the primary concern, and yet you’ll want to protect your family from exposure to invisible bacteria.  You’ll be able to clean surfaces at campgrounds and even FEMA shelters!

There is a surprisingly large array of E-Cloths, including one for the bathroom.  Keep one with your vehicle’s First Aid Kit, Bug Out Bags, and yes, one in the kitchen and bath!

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  1. says

    Wow, I didn't know there was such an item. I'm big on hygiene in the field. I am wondering if this is "just" for hard surfaces?

  2. Bets' says

    Jack, since the micro fiber is alot like velcro, those tiny little loops make it hard to clean rough surfaces as it will snag, but I even use them to clean up spills on carpets. And they rinse out so clean. Don't put them in the dryer, line dry them.

  3. says

    I've never used an e-cloth. It sound like a good idea EXCEPT that you mention it requires water, which could become a big problem if water is in very short supply. Why not pack a few small bottles of hand sanitizer just in case?

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