From Top To Bottom

by DarylD
(Atlanta, Georgia)

Equate Flushable Wipes

Equate Flushable Wipes

One of the things that we tend to overlook in our personal survival kits is in the personal hygiene department.

This post is one that maybe you will be able to equate to. In fact, I mean Equate Flushable Wipes.

Equate Flushable Wipes are disposable wipes that are 95% biodegradable. They are also alcohol-free.

So, you are in the boonies or fighting for survival and you need to keep the face and other parts clean, but you don't want to use the water supply to do so, the Equate Flushable Wipes may be the answer that you need to keep your self fresh and human feeling.

I have a pack of 48 count wipes in the "Personal" bag that works well for a quick cleaning of the face when primitive camping or just being on a short walk-a-bout. This is the "Fresh Scent" version of the product. For a 72 hour survival kit, I don't see a need for more than 48. Also, they contain Aloe, which is nice for the skin.

Each sheet is 7"x5.5". A 48 count package is about 5.5"L x 3.5" W x 1.75" T but can be compressed into a smaller package.

Ingredients: Eau/Water, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Citric Acid, Parfum/Fragrance.

There is also an unscented version, should you feel the need to go covert and prevent Sasquatch from finding you in the bush.

I store them in a plastic zip-lock bag and then put the package in my "personals" pouch along with my hand sanitizer (which does contain alcohol and does burn the face when applied, but can serve as a good fire starter as well.) and other items.

Disposal in the boonies is quite simple (you do have an Official Glock Trench Knife Type 78 (Smooth Top or Saw Blade) or a Glock Entrenching Tool in your survival kit, right?). And, since they are biodegradable you won't harm Mother Earth (even after it has been obliterated by a nuclear bomb and/or the soil has been contaminated ).

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Learned by Accident
by: Todd Owen - Denver

Great tip !!!! Took my baby girl , madison on a mini camp trip to the mountains 9 years ago when she was an infant. We brought the usual baby gear as well. I learned really fast that wet Wipes were a true blessing to have up in the mountains. Not only for her but in general to wash up and keep somewhat clean. I now will not carry my back pack into the mountians on any hike without a travel pack of these guys.


also good for the feet!

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