Wednesday, February 15, 2012

MRE Survival Food

If you bring soap, make it biodegradable and use very little. Wash away from water sources. Rub water on yourself, lather up, and slowly rinse off by pouring water over yourself. Dome right, you can get a good shower from a liter of water. Washing without soap works well enough on short trips.
There are many who think we should essentially have no contact with nature except to walk through it. I don't buy that idea. Wash up in that lake or stream - just don't use shampoo or soap.Shake off the water and stand in the sun for a moment. When the weather is fine you'll dry quickly from hiking in any case. I often use any clothing I have as a towel, and let it hang from the pack to dry.
A handkerchief can be used for simple "sponge baths." Get it wet and wipe yourself down, or at least wash out your underarms. The handkerchief should be rinsed out away from stream and lakes.
These MRE meals are made by the same manufacturer that makes the miliatry's MREs. They are 100% self-contained, individually packaged, and will store for a minimum of 5 years under proper conditions. The only thing that is different from these MREs and the military grade is they do not come with a stick of chewing gum and a hot salsa packet.
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