37 Hygiene Items to Add to Your Survival Supplies

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If you’ve ever been camping for more than 2 or 3 days, you know what it’s like to start feeling icky and grimy and in desperate need of a hot shower and clean clothes. Well, imagine yourself living through an extreme crisis like a Hurricane Harvey sized flood or a long-term power outage and facing a future with dirty clothes, grubby children, and fuzzy-feeling teeth.

That’s when you’ll be eternally grateful that you stocked up on basic hygiene products like you’ll see listed here. We take for granted things like toothpaste and bar soap, but a world without those would quickly devolve into a smelly world where everyone is dealing with cavities and decaying teeth.

Personal hygiene and keeping hands clean are critical for staying healthy and to aid in the prevention of sicknesses and disease. Basic good hygiene and staying clean can make all the difference in an emergency. Customize this list to your needs.

  1. Toothpaste
  2. Toothbrushes
  3. Dental floss
  4. Deodorant
  5. Solar shower for hot showers without electricity
  6. Epsom salt for sore muscles
  7. Off-grid toilet/Potty Bucket (5-gallon bucket with seat)
  8. Kitty litter or other organic material to use with the potty bucket
  9. Cotton tea towels to use for drying
  10. Diapers (if applicable)
  11. Hand mirror
  12. Q-tips/Cotton balls
  13. Wet Ones
  14. Microfiber washcloth
  15. Baby wipes
  16. Barber comb & scissors
  17. Chap-stick
  18. Dental kit
  19. Garbage bags, rubber bands or twist ties
  20. Hair brushes and combs
  21. Hair-ties, clips, bandanas
  22. Hair shampoo &  conditioner
  23. Hand sanitizer — Read here how to use it effectively.
  24. Lime oil (removes grease, sap & soot)
  25. Lotion
  26. Nail clippers
  27. Sanitary pads (Disposable & reusable — I recommend Naturally Cozy.)
  28. Bar soap/body wash– Hard to stock up on too much soap.
  29. Antibacterial hand soap
  30. Laundry detergent
  31. Straight razor & sharpener
  32. Toilet paper — You can never have too much.
  33. Tweezers
  34. Mouthwash/breath fresheners
  35. Medications/first aid kit
  36. Shower cap
  37. Stored water

What else would you add?

Click here for a printable list.

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Erin Foster is mom to 5 kids. West Georgia is home where you can find her reading, camping, enjoying a play and on any adventure she can do with her family. Along with a B.A. degree in Emergency and Disaster Management, she has an EKG technician and nursing assistant certificate.

6 thoughts on “37 Hygiene Items to Add to Your Survival Supplies”

  1. Do you just keep extras in your linen closet with all the other supplies, or do you recommend keeping extras of everything in a portable container?

    1. There are a couple of ways to store these. One is by sorting by product or product groupings (all dental products together, for example) and keeping them in labeled boxes. Another is to assemble hygiene kits in large ziploc bags: a bar of soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, etc. And, of course, you can do both. 🙂

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