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3 Hacks for Staying Clean in the Wild

Hygiene might not be your top priority when lost in the wild… But it is extremely important for long term survival. Discover my top 3 tips for staying clean in a wilderness survival situation.

Hygiene might not be your top priority when lost in the wild… 

But it is extremely important for long-term survival. 

Discover my top 3 tips for staying clean in a wilderness survival situation.

Survival Hygiene Vlog

Soap Plants

Did you know that you can find hygienic resources like soap in the wilderness?

Doing some research before visiting a place can be very helpful in identifying what types of plants you are looking for.

There are several soap plants used in various parts of the world. 

Some of them also double as fish poison which will help you catch your next meal


Use a daily head-to-toe check to ensure you are free from parasites such as leeches and ticks.

It will help to have a friend that checks areas you can't see.

Also, check for small cuts. You may not notice them but they still need to be cleaned and dressed or they may become infected. 

Improvised Toothbrush

Taking care of your teeth in the wild is a must-do!

Twigs and branches can be used to make an improvised toothbrush

Combine them with some soap plants and a little water to clean your teeth. 


There are my three hacks for staying clean in the outdoors. Gather soap plants, perform a head-to-toe scan, and brush your teeth.

If you're lucky enough to find a body of water nearby, you'll be able to collect supplies and bathe yourself, which isn’t 100% necessary but sure feels good!.

To learn more about how you can survive in the wilderness, check out ‘Evasive Wilderness Survival Techniques’.

Safe training!

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Article by Sam Fury

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Sam Fury is the creator and owner of the Survival Fitness Plan.

He has had a passion for martial arts and outdoor pursuits since he was a young boy growing up in Australia.

As a young adult he joined the military and studied outdoor leadership in college. After that, to further his skills, Sam started traveling to learn from the best in the world in various fields related to the Survival Fitness Plan including various martial arts in China, SE Asia and Brazil, Parkour in Singapore, Surf Life Saving in Australia, and others. 

These days, he still enjoys learning new things, traveling and sharing what he has learned via the Survival Fitness Plan. 

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