I have 31 reasons why I store baby wipes for survival. They are inexpensive and may dry out, but you can fill the small container with water and still use them. I really want to have as many rags, towels, paper towels or whatever to have available if the store shelves are empty after an unforeseen emergency. If you have experienced a disaster, storm, hurricane or whatever, you understand this statement.
The stores will be empty within three days, some officials say. I doubt anything will be left after 24 hours, especially the critical things we need, but I’m also prepared for the unexpected.
Store Baby Wipes For Survival:
- Use to wipe the private areas on babies or adults.
- They are great for mini-baths.
- Wipe your brow to cool you down.
- If they dry out in the container, use as toilet paper.
- Use the dried ones as dish rags depending on how thick and absorbent they are.
- Wipe down door handles or doorknobs to help cut down on germs and bacteria.
- Great for sticky, gooey hands, not so much for greasy, but hey….
- Wrap one on the end of the broom to gather that dust off the corners in the ceiling.
- Wipe down those airplane food trays, I can’t imagine what’s on those…I better stop thinking about that.
- Wipe down your landline phones, cell phones, keyboards or anything else you handle often that may have some germs lurking.
- Keep a stash in your car glove box or somewhere else in the car. When parked grab a few of those baby wipes and wipe down the door handles and the steering wheel.
- Keep a stash in your pocket or purse to cut down on the germs and bacteria from shaking hands, but you have to remember to use them!
- Use one as a temporary face mask if you do not have any N-95 masks.
- Use to wipe down your pet’s feet if sore or dirty.
- If you go to the gym, use some to wipe down the exercise equipment handles before and after using them.
- Put a few drops of your favorite essential oil drops on one and put it inside your pillow case and enjoy the fragrance.
- If stuck in a snowstorm use the whole package to help you “rock” the car out of the snowbank by putting it as close to the wheel as you can.
- Make a portable toilet with a #10 can and fill it with toilet paper and a container of these….place it in your car for those emergency stops when needed while traveling. Stop the car and use it when you need to “go”.
- Great for hemorrhoids if you add a little witch hazel to the package.
- Soothing on a sunburn.
- Soothing on windburn as well.
- Great to wash blood off your hands or other body parts if cut.
- Clean the bugs or bird poop off your windshield to give you a better visual when driving.
- Wipe down the tables when eating out.
- Wipe off your grocery cart if the store does not provide wipes.
- Use one on the toilet seats in public places.
- Use one on the changing tables in those public places.
- Wipe down those TV remotes at hotels or motels.
- Wipe off the phone handles at hotels or motels.
- Wipe off the counter in the hotels or motels.
- Wash your hands with them after using the teller machines or gas tank filler.
I don’t know about you, but I think we all need to store baby wipes for survival, don’t you? Please tell me some items I should add to this list. Let’s be prepared for the unexpected.
John: You can also use used dried out baby wipes to help start a fire in a survival situation. Other helpful fire starters are dryer lint, which is very lightweight for backpacks. Also, those “trick” relighting birthday candles can be helpful for getting a fire started when conditions are a little windy.