Bushcraft Camp Hygiene - Tips & Equipment

Bushcraft Camp Hygiene - Tips & Equipment

Dan Wowak July 10, 2017

A subject that is spoke very little about in the outdoor world is hygiene. Hygiene matters!

A simple hygiene kit can be a very valuable asset to any outdoorsman. Keeping clean prevents illness, infection, and is a huge morale boost.

I think the reason for this is that many individuals are not out in a wilderness environment long enough to have to deal with intensive hygiene care. 

A few days without a shower or toothbrush is really no big deal to many, but it should be!

Benefits of carrying a hygiene kit

Carrying a simple, effective, multipurpose hygiene kit offers a variety of positives to the individual recreating outdoors.

First, our health should be our number one priority when in the field.

Second, we are at higher risk of injury in a woodland environment. A simple cut at home can be dramatically magnified in the field - compound that cut with dirt and we have a quick recipe for infection.

Lastly, feeling clean gives us a mental boost which is always a positive in the field. 

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My recommended hygiene kit includes:

  • Frost River Small Accessory Bag - to carry all my items
  • Dr. Bronner’s 18 in 1 Soap - great as a body wash, shampoo, laundry detergent
  • Dr. Bronner’s Toothpaste
  • Bamboo Toothbrush
  • Toe Nail Clippers - go with toe nail clippers - they can handle toes and fingers
  • Empty Glass Vial - for storing any medicinal medicines I make
  • Prid Drawing Salve - great for any type of splinters, thorns, bites
  • Vintage Boy Scout Mirror - to inspect yourself
  • Comb - keep the beard clean
  • Twizzers  - for any type of removal including thorns, stingers, splinters
  • Scissors - cutting just about anything with precision or a haircut
  • Bug Dope - summertime this is a must, keep the bugs away and stay comfortable

Check out our bushcraft hygiene kit for sale!

Remember, hygiene should not be forgotten in the field. The benefits a small kit can make tremendously out weight the faults of not having on