Posted on September 29 2019
Keep Them Clean or Die.
Author JEFF KIRKHAM / READYMAN / Published: SEPT-29-2019
The tiny killers...
It took history some time to figure out that there were little creatures out there that wanted to kill us. No, I’m not talking about aliens, gremlins or (on occasion, your overtired kids). I am, however, talking about bacteria and germs that spread disease, the likes of which, have wreaked havoc throughout recorded history.
Your emergency preparedness plan must take into consideration the risks that are associated when the sanitation of modern life is compromised. Dysentery killed more men in the American Civil War than bullets did. In the Civil War alone, over 400,000 soldiers died from disease alone. Let that sink in a minute…disease caused massive death in the United States and ultimately led to an opium epidemic.
Laudanum, a drink used for pain that contained opium, was routinely prescribed to people with dysentery because it causes constipation - but that is a conversation for another blog.
If you do not have a sanitation plan built into your emergency preparedness plan you are flirting with disaster.
The Civil War, Union soldiers in Trenches before the Battle of Petersburg, Virginia, June 9, 1864.
Taking Care Of Your Hygiene.
It's not the most sexy subject (and certainly rotting teeth are not sexy) but clean teeth are essential to good health and survival. Having the ability to clean your teeth cannot be overstated; it elevates the mood, wards off disease, and spares those around you dragon breath.
Oral hygiene can ward off several diseases that can put you down and take you out. An infected tooth can kill you just as sure as a punk with a gun. Oral hygiene can even help ward off pneumonia (which prior to antibiotics was a massive killer of people) by killing bacteria and germs that can lead to bronchitis that can turn to pneumonia.
Recently at ReadyMan we found a brand new product that takes a lot of the work out of brushing your teeth, especially when you go camping. If you are like me, I treat camping trips like rehearsals for bugging out. It is called RipPak and you can find it HERE:
RipPak is a brand new product on the market that comes in dry powder form but does not require water to work. It does an amazing job pulling saliva into your mouth so you can brush your teeth, and if you are in a real hurry, you can get away using it without a toothbrush. RipPak hits your mouth and immediately begins to foam up and starts removing the build up on your teeth. Using a toothbrush definitely helps, but you can get away without one.
Rippak comes in easy to use singe serving pouches that you simply tear open and pour into your mouth. Once the dry powder hit your mouth, the foaming action starts (the foaming action is a bit weird the first time, but you get used to it pretty fast). The foam helps to move the germs off the teeth and tongue, cleaning the entire mouth. If you don’t have a toothbrush available you can use the old mountain man trick of a chew stick, which is simply a small stick with a frayed end used to clean teeth.
RipPak is a super light, small sized product that should be in your emergency preparedness plan. You can also use it for camping and even traveling when space restrictions and the TSA come into play.
Rippak is THE SOLUTION to keeping proper hygiene when out in the field or away home. It's simple to use: Rip, Pour, Clean, and Go! Click image above to get your all-in-one oral hygiene survival pack!