3.26.2014

Emergency Bidet Kit


Did you know a great percentage of the people on our planet do NOT have access to toilet paper? Shocker, I know. Well, it's true. My nephew served an LDS mission to India and he can attest to the fact that this is true. So how do so many people of the world take care of personal hygiene each day? How do we maintain personal hygiene in a potential emergency situation where toilet paper and running water are not readily available?

The solution is simple and sustainable. Make your own bidet kit for each member of your family and include it in your 72 hour kit. Here is what you will need:

1 gallon resealable plastic bag
liquid hand soap
several pairs plastic gloves (1 pair cleaning gloves)
1 small wash cloth
water bottle with a quirt top
terry cloth wash cloths, safety pins, and sea sponge for feminine hygiene needs

1. Place all supplies in gallon bag.

Directions for use:

1. Glove one hand that will be used for wiping. 
2. Use water bottle to wash soiled area and glove covered hand. 
3. Wash soiled glove with soap and water.
4. Pat bottom dry with wash cloth.
5. Allow glove and cloth to dry for next use.

Fortunately, in America, we don't have to think about personal hygiene each time nature calls. However, it may be a good idea to practice this other method for preparedness sake. Did you know that in a natural disaster, spread of disease and lack of hygiene will claim many lives? This is preventable if we are knowledgeable and prepared.

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