Sign In:

×

Last Step!

Please enter your public display name and a secure password.

Plan to post in the forums? Change your default forum handle here!

×
×

How to maintain hand hygiene when in the wilderness

Ever since the Corona pandemic entered our lives, it has become essential to give cleanliness a priority. Though everything is under strict lockdown for those with adventure streak, the road is not lost. Most of them are already packing their bags and running to the wilderness now more than often.

But, only keeping things organized is not sufficient, and hand hygiene is crucial too. Here we are going to share a few tips for you to maintain hand hygiene when outdoors.

Camp soap

During stressful times like these, you may easily forget your favorite soap. There is an element called saponin that you may easily find in a lot of plants. Not only for your hands, but they are also excellent for hair and body wash too.

One of the most popular plants having Saponin is Soapwort. You will find it commonly near streams and in hedgerows. Before you plan on leaving, just have a look at the vegetation of the area where you are going to camp. There would be details of the possible plants and how to identify them.

Sanitizer

Carrying a sanitizer is but obvious the next solution to maintain hand hygiene. Either you can purchase hygienic ingredients and carry it along with you. However, if in any situation you have forgotten to do so, then nothing to worry.

To one cup rubbing alcohol, add few drops of tea tree oil and one tablespoon Glycerine. Mix all the ingredients, and your home-made sanitizer is ready for use. Fill bottles with the same and carry wherever you go. It is possible that the sanitizer might be slightly sticky but will fulfill your purpose well.

Almond and coconut lotion

Another aspect of our hands is keeping their skin protected and safe from dryness. Since the weather of outdoors is unpredictable, you cannot guarantee protection for hands. But, almond oil is useful in such circumstances. You can easily find almond trees in the outdoors.

You must have the necessary tools to take the oil out. Look for locations from where the oil can be procured. Carry a container to catch the oil in it. When you have ample oil, mix it with a little water and rub all over your body. Coconut oil can be a useful alternative too.

Gloves

After treating your hands with any of the above methods, ensure wearing gloves. This is also helpful when you are doing digging or any other activity. Even while preparing food, you must wear gloves. Especially if it is an animal that you are going to skin and cook this much effort you have to make.

Conclusion

If you are in the wilderness, it does not mean you have to ignore your health. If maintaining hygiene is critical, then you must follow the above guidelines. In times like these being responsible will help you keep your health maintained.

The place you are in, you might not get medical assistance. Therefore steps like these would prove fruitful in making your stay worthwhile. Forfeiting these essential guidelines can prove dangerous in the long run.

Feature Image Source: Pixabay Free Image

Play
READ THE STORY
Video: Floating Iceberg Flips With Ice Climbers On it
Up Next Adventure

Video: Floating Iceberg Flips With Ice Climbers On it

Video: Floating Iceberg Flips With Ice Climbers On it

If there’s one thing should have taught you is that icebergs are freakin’ scary. Sure, they’re known to hide 90 percent of their bulk under the surface, but every now and then they get a little top heavy and literally flip. On a recent expedition into iceberg-strewn waters, explorer Mike Horn and an unknown climbing partner went for a quick afternoon lap with the ice tools on a floating chunk of ice. Out of nowhere, the iceberg flipped with them still on it, tossing them into the frigid

Play
READ THE STORY
TGR Journal Vol. 1
Play
READ THE STORY
Chinese Everest Teams Are On Their Way To Summit
Up Next Adventure

Chinese Everest Teams Are On Their Way To Summit

Chinese Everest Teams Are On Their Way To Summit

Two Chinese teams on Everest launched their summit bids earlier this week. Pixabay photo. After Nepal and China completely blocked foreign access to Mt. Everest for this climbing season during the COVID-19 pandemic, two Chinese teams were allowed on the mountain. One team is a commercial expedition, while the other is a group of researchers who are there to make the most accurate survey the mountain yet while there is no traffic on the peak. With bad weather keeping teams in Base Camp for