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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK: lets Talk About the Nasty Stuff-Hygiene

June 24, 2017 Cadit 0

Well we know that staph infections are rampant right now, many people don’t even know that this is caused by uncleanliness, not washing our hands before eating and after going to the bathroom. A small cut then becomes deadly.

I read an article that suggested that we take too many baths today, that we don’t allow our bodies to build the necessary bacteria that helps us stay healthy. In my studies getting my Herbal certificate, I learned that there is a degree of health issues caused by taking too many baths or not enough.
Myself, I take one as needed, if I work hard and sweat, then I take one, if I don’t I may skip a day. But when the grid is down, we may not have a choice.

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A.N.T.S. • What are the 5 skill Sets you would Want in a GDS

June 24, 2017 Cadit 0

Thinking of what you would want to know as skill sets; what would be your top 5 skills you have or want to have in a grid down situation ? Me: Med/Herbal, Hunting, Trapping, Gardening and Blacksmithing. These I think today would be my primary skills, of course that could change, because I would like to be able to do Gunsmithing. But then again, I would also like to know how to make gun powder. See what I mean, as I think on it more and more, my needs grow or change. So; what would be your 5 skills?

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A.N.T.S. • What are the 5 skill Sets you would Want in a GDS

June 24, 2017 Cadit 0

Thinking of what you would want to know as skill sets; what would be your top 5 skills you have or want to have in a grid down situation ? Me: Med/Herbal, Hunting, Trapping, Gardening and Blacksmithing. These I think today would be my primary skills, of course that could change, because I would like to be able to do Gunsmithing. But then again, I would also like to know how to make gun powder. See what I mean, as I think on it more and more, my needs grow or change. So; what would be your 5 skills?

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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK: lets Talk About the Nasty Stuff-Hygiene

June 23, 2017 daaswampman 0

This thread is rather humorous and Sage is correct. Smelling like a human is not going to effect your health. Good hygiene is not about smelling nice! Using soaps and degreasers may actually decreases some of your natural protections and immunity.

If the grid goes down, everyone is going to smell unless they live in a desert environment. I grew up in Northern Nevada with Saturday night baths and it was never a problem. In Louisiana after working outside for an hour, you smell like stale urine. Thankfully it is rarely too cold to take a quick dip in the pond (poor fish) or go with a Hookers Bath as IceFire mentioned. Slop, slop, next! Gotta keep the merchandise ready! Swamp

Hygiene is a set of practices performed for the preservation of health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “Hygiene refers to conditions and practices that help to maintain health and prevent the spread of diseases.”

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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK: lets Talk About the Nasty Stuff-Hygiene

June 23, 2017 daaswampman 0

This thread is rather humorous and Sage is correct. Smelling like a human is not going to effect your health. Good hygiene is not about smelling nice! Using soaps and degreasers may actually decreases some of your natural protections and immunity.

If the grid goes down, everyone is going to smell unless they live in a desert environment. I grew up in Northern Nevada with Saturday night baths and it was never a problem. In Louisiana after working outside for an hour, you smell like stale urine. Thankfully it is rarely too cold to take a quick dip in the pond (poor fish) or go with a Hookers Bath as IceFire mentioned. Slop, slop, next! Gotta keep the merchandise ready! Swamp

Hygiene is a set of practices performed for the preservation of health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “Hygiene refers to conditions and practices that help to maintain health and prevent the spread of diseases.”

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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK: lets Talk About the Nasty Stuff-Hygiene

June 23, 2017 sageprice 0

Human health did not improve significantly until modern medicine stepped in. Soap was known by the Babylonians 5000 yrs ago. (yes I googled soap history). Cleanliness maybe next to Godliness but It didn’t help Longevity. Still, if I don’t do at least a sponge bath every other day I stink. If you are a stealth prepper you don’t want to make it easy for dogs or other sensitive noses to find you. I rather have a enemy pass me by than be scented a mile down wind. Pond water is fine to wash with and you can water the garden with it. If you have problems with that put on the compost pile.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK: lets Talk About the Nasty Stuff-Hygiene

June 23, 2017 sageprice 0

Human health did not improve significantly until modern medicine stepped in. Soap was known by the Babylonians 5000 yrs ago. (yes I googled soap history). Cleanliness maybe next to Godliness but It didn’t help Longevity. Still, if I don’t do at least a sponge bath every other day I stink. If you are a stealth prepper you don’t want to make it easy for dogs or other sensitive noses to find you. I rather have a enemy pass me by than be scented a mile down wind. Pond water is fine to wash with and you can water the garden with it. If you have problems with that put on the compost pile.

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A.N.T.S. • Colony Winter Camp-meet & Greet

June 23, 2017 Cadit 0

Hi All: the SCCR will be holding a Winter Camp-Meet & Greet on the 27 – 29 of October At the Badin Lake Campgrounds. All are invited to come. This is an introduction for the members of the South Central Carolina Reservation Colony, We will be having discussion on different wilderness survival, but nothing that wound disturb or alter the natural landscape, this is still a National Forest and certain activities are not permitted within the Park.

They have shooting arrange which cost 3 dollars a day and more information will be available as we move closer to our camping date. If there are any areas of training you would like to see offered, please mention them here, in this way I can create a list with activities.

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A.N.T.S. • Colony Winter Camp-meet & Greet

June 23, 2017 Cadit 0

Hi All: the SCCR will be holding a Winter Camp-Meet & Greet on the 27 – 29 of October At the Badin Lake Campgrounds. All are invited to come. This is an introduction for the members of the South Central Carolina Reservation Colony, We will be having discussion on different wilderness survival, but nothing that wound disturb or alter the natural landscape, this is still a National Forest and certain activities are not permitted within the Park.

They have shooting arrange which cost 3 dollars a day and more information will be available as we move closer to our camping date. If there are any areas of training you would like to see offered, please mention them here, in this way I can create a list with activities.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK: lets Talk About the Nasty Stuff-Hygiene

June 23, 2017 rickdun 0

IceFire, I have septic also, but it’s is homemade and built in the 1940’s (clay pipe). When the kids were home (6 of us total) I had to have it pumped out every 18 months or so, now with just me and the wife it’s every 4 or 5 years.

If the SHTF, there will be an additional 9 people at our house, total of 11. Have to have another source of doing #2.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK: lets Talk About the Nasty Stuff-Hygiene

June 23, 2017 rickdun 0

IceFire, I have septic also, but it’s is homemade and built in the 1940’s (clay pipe). When the kids were home (6 of us total) I had to have it pumped out every 18 months or so, now with just me and the wife it’s every 4 or 5 years.

If the SHTF, there will be an additional 9 people at our house, total of 11. Have to have another source of doing #2.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK: lets Talk About the Nasty Stuff-Hygiene

June 23, 2017 IceFire 0
rickdun wrote:
As far as hygiene (besides bathing), I built an outhouse a few years back, township supervisor said it has to go (against the law), I said open the door and look at it, I have it camo’ed as a small tool shed. :floppytongue:

Well, as far as THAT aspect of hygiene goes, we have a septic system, as there is NO municipal water or sewer out where we are, and can always use “grey water” for flushing.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK: lets Talk About the Nasty Stuff-Hygiene

June 23, 2017 IceFire 0
rickdun wrote:
As far as hygiene (besides bathing), I built an outhouse a few years back, township supervisor said it has to go (against the law), I said open the door and look at it, I have it camo’ed as a small tool shed. :floppytongue:

Well, as far as THAT aspect of hygiene goes, we have a septic system, as there is NO municipal water or sewer out where we are, and can always use “grey water” for flushing.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK: lets Talk About the Nasty Stuff-Hygiene

June 22, 2017 rickdun 0

We have 3 ponds on the farm, I swim in the big one, kids swim in them and grandkids swim in them, no problem except for the winter cold. Also have 5 solar showers (5 gallon each) and a shallow well and 1 spring.

As far as hygiene (besides bathing), I built an outhouse a few years back, township supervisor said it has to go (against the law), I said open the door and look at it, I have it camo’ed as a small tool shed. :floppytongue:

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June 22, 2017 rickdun 0

We have 3 ponds on the farm, I swim in the big one, kids swim in them and grandkids swim in them, no problem except for the winter cold. Also have 5 solar showers (5 gallon each) and a shallow well and 1 spring.

As far as hygiene (besides bathing), I built an outhouse a few years back, township supervisor said it has to go (against the law), I said open the door and look at it, I have it camo’ed as a small tool shed. :floppytongue:

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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK: lets Talk About the Nasty Stuff-Hygiene

June 22, 2017 ReadyMom 0

You could heat up water and keep it in one of those large coolers with the spout. Then you’d have water at-the-ready for washing up, during the day (hands, face, after bathroom handwashing, etc.) Boiled water stays hot a long time in one of those and you”d be heating water up less often, using less fuel.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK: lets Talk About the Nasty Stuff-Hygiene

June 22, 2017 ReadyMom 0

You could heat up water and keep it in one of those large coolers with the spout. Then you’d have water at-the-ready for washing up, during the day (hands, face, after bathroom handwashing, etc.) Boiled water stays hot a long time in one of those and you”d be heating water up less often, using less fuel.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK: lets Talk About the Nasty Stuff-Hygiene

June 22, 2017 IceFire 0

I also have one of those solar showers, and with the heat and sun we have here, a HOT shower is no problem.

That being said, for a “wash-up” with minimal water, there is always the method we always used when camping: a wet washcloth (you can put a SMALL amount of warmed water in a sink or other receptacle to wet and rinse) and soap. It doesn’t take much to clean up.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK: lets Talk About the Nasty Stuff-Hygiene

June 22, 2017 IceFire 0

I also have one of those solar showers, and with the heat and sun we have here, a HOT shower is no problem.

That being said, for a “wash-up” with minimal water, there is always the method we always used when camping: a wet washcloth (you can put a SMALL amount of warmed water in a sink or other receptacle to wet and rinse) and soap. It doesn’t take much to clean up.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Local A.N.T.S Meetup in NC

June 21, 2017 Cadit 0

For Sure; biting at the bit as they say. Looking forward to seeing you guys there. I’m looking to take a few classes myself, haven’t decided yet which ones. I’m presently talking with a friend gun instructor and seeing if I can get him to sign on and give weapons training to the colony members. I hope I can broker a good price for them. And maybe even get him signed on as a permanent instructor.

Well; Be Cool and stay Dry :thumbup:

Cadit

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Local A.N.T.S Meetup in NC

June 21, 2017 Cadit 0

For Sure; biting at the bit as they say. Looking forward to seeing you guys there. I’m looking to take a few classes myself, haven’t decided yet which ones. I’m presently talking with a friend gun instructor and seeing if I can get him to sign on and give weapons training to the colony members. I hope I can broker a good price for them. And maybe even get him signed on as a permanent instructor.

Well; Be Cool and stay Dry :thumbup:

Cadit

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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK: lets Talk About the Nasty Stuff-Hygiene

June 21, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
NJMike wrote:
I’ve got several camping solar shower bags for solar heating of shower water, but also a number of black plastic totes that can be re-purposed for the same need. That said, since I’ve temporarily relocated I don’t have as much access to water. For the short term living situation, I’d prioritize stored water for drinking, and defer to use of wipes or wet towel methods for personal cleanliness.

I do also have a fine collection of hotel soaps and shampoos to offer any smelly neighbors.

Same here Mike/Everybody…

I have 2 solar bags to hang(5 gal ea.) and a porta-shield(bathroom/shower screen).

I don’t have any creeks in Urbania, but I do live in SoCal…Land of the infinite swimming pools and ocean front properties….Moms house is about 1 mile from me on the other side of a large park with 2 man made lakes.(got solar over there too..36 panels/2 inverters)

Part of my preps is checking out the surrounding area on Google Earth looking for water sources by air now Vs. later….There’s about 3 houses for every 10 that DONT have pools here in my immediate area. That water will go bad but I have treatment and filters for about 50,000 gallons worth….Think I’m good short of nukes. ;)

My water preps/storage on hand, access to more with filters, amount of swimming pools in the area, etc. etc., will not be an issue now that I’m prepped and planned….If I am running into an issue with hygiene from lack of usable water, there’s just going to be far too many more serious issues going on than hygiene at that point…..Looking too clean in an urban environment would be another giveaway stating “I have better supplies than you do, please attack me”.

It’d be the same thing as eating like a king while everyone around you starves…Dirty hair and a little hollowness to the cheeks will be better than armed security in Urbania with the nosey neighbors…..Strategic rationing for appearance sake mind you…. ;)

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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK: lets Talk About the Nasty Stuff-Hygiene

June 21, 2017 NJMike 0

I’ve got several camping solar shower bags for solar heating of shower water, but also a number of black plastic totes that can be re-purposed for the same need. That said, since I’ve temporarily relocated I don’t have as much access to water. For the short term living situation, I’d prioritize stored water for drinking, and defer to use of wipes or wet towel methods for personal cleanliness.

I do also have a fine collection of hotel soaps and shampoos to offer any smelly neighbors.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK: lets Talk About the Nasty Stuff-Hygiene

June 21, 2017 ReadyMom 0
oldasrocks wrote:
Reb, is the rumor true you took a bath once? Curious minds want to know.

You can always soap up and then let someone rinse you off with a little cheap pump up sprayer. That would only take a pint or so.

Keep black spray paint on hand to paint bottles/jugs black so they can absorb the sun to warm the water.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK: lets Talk About the Nasty Stuff-Hygiene

June 20, 2017 Cin 0

Lake – one mile away
Large creek flowing year ’round – one mile away
Creek behind my property – flows most of the year – 1/8 mile away
Creek on my property, dry some of the year – across my side yard
Spring on my property – won’t go near it unless desperate, the animals water there and we need them to (food)
2 wells (different depths) both accessible in a grid down situation

Water will be free to all our neighbors. A couple neighbors have already commented they’ll help protect the water source (we never asked, they just mentioned it and that’s how we found out they were preppers too).

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Bacon Math

June 20, 2017 Cadit 0

Well I saw one that hit the nail on the head, want say who yet but it just stated a different way. Good going guys, some real thinking here. The type that will be needed in the real life GDS. Thanks for all the info, you guys got the old thinking cap on today.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK: lets Talk About the Nasty Stuff-Hygiene

June 20, 2017 Cadit 0

Great stuff here, thanks. I’ve built a hydro pump to pump water over to where I will use it. My group has a carpenter and he made a water barrel, nice one. So hopefully; we’ll have the water and two of us can make soap, so we are hoping that its covered. We built a cistern in hopes to clean the water before it goes back into the earth. Nothing big you know, just for the shower and dish water that’s not used for the garden and bug spray. :shakeyes:

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A.N.T.S. • T-Rex 2017

June 20, 2017 Cadit 0

All you Ham members, mark your calendars for the up-coming Nationwide grid-down disaster training exercise T-Rex! T-Rex 2017 will be from Friday, August 11th- through Sunday, August 13th, 2017. This will be an emergency communications training exercise for AmRRON members with emphasis on Amateur Radio for use during emergency/disaster situations.

This is some of the best training you can get, if you’re not a member; join. After joining, get a copy of the SOI Manual, it’s 6 bucks. and it has a ton of information. After joining you will receive a callsign that will be for AmRRON use only, you don’t announce it over the air, you use you FCC callsign.

Joining AmRRON, will link you to the entire Nation of Preppers, and the latest news and happenings. I will make other announcements as we get closer to the event. :tank:

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Technicians License

June 20, 2017 Cadit 0

You know: most people think of a radio as something you listen to music on or play with in the back yard with your kids. But stop and think; in a GDS, you’re liken unto a large ship out in the middle of the ocean and no radio. You’re just floating alone and hoping that nothing hits you in the night or pirates don’t find you and take all your goods and kill you and yours. Or; you may just float around and never find a safe haven or harbor. Always fearful of the unknown and from what direction it may come.

You will always be on guard, not knowing what the night may bring or what you may find when the morning comes. A radio is like radar, it can tell you if something is headed you way, it’s size, armaments, how fast they moving. Many, many things that you would need to know. And unlike radar, it doesn’t consume a lot of power.

Increase the safety zone of your camp by having a amateur radio and knowing how to use it. Because if you don’t know how to use it, then when the time comes, people want talk to you, fearing that you are someone looking for a easy mark or a rogue group looking to hit someone and take their supplies. Groups have their own passwords and codes to ID members of their group, plus danger codes to let them know you have been compromised. Danger code lets the group know; so they can prepare to ambush those coming and perhaps save you. Think about it; no comms, no warnings. It’s plan common sense. :thumbup:

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Cooking in a Grid Down Event

June 20, 2017 NJMike 0

Lots of options for low to no smoke for basic cooking- alcohol stoves, butane hiker stoves or single range burners, propane camp stoves, solid fuel stoves (hexamine or trioxane), and solar for example.

Otherwise, I’m not expecting to cook early into a situation. There’s plenty of canned and dried items that can be eaten room temperature. Boiling water, yes. But that’s not going to create an odor.

Flavorful aromatic dishes that are simmered half a day will wait until there’s security. I won’t be frying bacon until then too.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: OK: lets Talk About the Nasty Stuff-Hygiene

June 20, 2017 dmwalsh568 0

Hand washing with a hand cloth is my plan until infrastructure comes back. Just enough water to wet the body and suds up, then rinse off with as little water as possible. Hauling water by hand is hard work, so I’m not about to commit 20+ gallons to a bathtub, at least not until things settle down…then maybe do it Japanese bathhouse style…wash first with minimal water then soak in a tub AFTER you’re clean.

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June 20, 2017 oldasrocks 0

Not a problem here. We have a good well and a large pond full of water. A large cache of wet-ones is helpful also. Filtering system for the pond water and camp type hang up to heat shower unit. Hand sanitizer works well to kill the bacteria in the armpits, stings a little down below but works there also. Clothes can be hand washed in pond water and hung to dry. The only danger is a hawk may decide you smell fishy enough to eat.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Shooting of Republicans

June 20, 2017 Cadit 0

Well: one thing, we need to start voting these crackpots out of office that think hurting or killing someone is ok and turn their heads when it’s time to do something about it. If the conservatives and the silent majority were to step up on election day, we could replace every democrat in office. Put them on notice, make our legal system work as it should and not with a free pass gate for the preventatives we have elected.

According to physics: for every action, there is an opposite and equal reaction. We as men and fathers need to be at or close to the venues where these cowards pray upon the weak and defenseless. Are we not the Sheepdogs of our Nation, do we not stand up and defend those who can’t. Was this Nation not freed by the price of blood. So why do we sit by and let our elected officials act as though they have our best interest at heart, when it is evident they don’t. It’s time to start firing rouge Representatives. Setting straight that which is made crooked.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Shooting of Republicans

June 20, 2017 Cadit 0

Well: one thing, we need to start voting these crackpots out of office that think hurting or killing someone is ok and turn their heads when it’s time to do something about it. If the conservatives and the silent majority were to step up on election day, we could replace every democrat in office. Put them on notice, make our legal system work as it should and not with a free pass gate for the preventatives we have elected.

According to physics: for every action, there is an opposite and equal reaction. We as men and fathers need to be at or close to the venues where these cowards pray upon the weak and defenseless. Are we not the Sheepdogs of our Nation, do we not stand up and defend those who can’t. Was this Nation not freed by the price of blood. So why do we sit by and let our elected officials act as though they have our best interest at heart, when it is evident they don’t. It’s time to start firing rouge Representatives. Setting straight that which is made crooked.

Statistics: Posted by Cadit — Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:45 am