Maybe you have already thought what you would need in your hygiene kit for survival. I felt very strongly I needed to write this post today after the holidays. Yes, you can add one of these bags to your 72-hour kits or bug out bags. I hope you already have one or two in every bag you have. My thoughts today are different based on a little trip I took up to Salt Lake City, Utah and caught the TRAX city transportation system from the airport to Sandy, Utah before Christmas. Here’s the deal, we have all taken city transportation system like buses, trolleys, trains, etc. I was adamant that my daughter NOT pick my husband and I up at the airport. I REALLY wanted to learn how to make the transfers on TRAX in case I made the trip to her house on my own sometime in the future. We didn’t use the Front Runner commuter train to get to Sandy, but probably should have simply due to the time the Trax light rail took to get to our destination. We are senior citizens and it cost $1.25 each to go 15 miles. What a bargain and we are helping save the planet from car emissions.

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When the toilet paper is gone from all the stores, now what? Some people may have a few rolls, or a few hundred rolls, stored away. Let’s assume we have an unforeseen disaster. One where the roads cave in or are washed away like we had this last winter on the east coast. We had a major highway between Southern Utah and Nevada separate when a heavy rain storm hit fast and hard. It was the remains of  Hurricane Norbert. It was closed for any semi-trucks driving from California to Northern Utah for four or five days. This was within the last three weeks. Yikes! It was not an earthquake or hurricane right here…but it affected everyone who drives on the I-15 highway.

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Are you ready to learn how to wash clothes during an emergency? Remember the month of September is National Emergency Preparedness month. Today I am going to show you my new and improved portable emergency washing machine. Well, it’s actually two buckets that fit inside of each other with one new change to my original style. Yesterday I shared my laundry detergent recipe.

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I have been thinking a lot about bacteria lately. This is why I store these Lysol Disinfecting Wipes. First, they are not very expensive, I think I paid just under $14.00 for a six pack of these wipes. Each package contains 80 thick strong wipes. This makes them about three cents each. Here’s the deal, even if the container dries up and the cleaning solution is gone…they can be filled with a little water and they can still be used for so many clean up jobs. The container is small and easy to store in a cupboard.

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Have you thought about our personal hygiene after a disaster or emergency? There would be a number of things we might need. I like to store extra toothbrushes and toothpaste. Yep, that is one thing I would not like to have to share with anyone else. I want my own toothbrush and tube of toothpaste. You might laugh, but in an emergency or unforeseen disaster I am picturing popping lots of popcorn to share with everyone. Yep, this is why we need floss. Razors, lets be realistic here, it would probably be on the bottom of the list. But some people might want to shave. Who knows…if so, I am prepared with a few extras for those who might need them.

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