Oral Hygiene

Even in a SHTF situation, oral hygiene is still important!  When bugging in (or bugging out) you will always want to have a bunch of tooth brushes stocked away.  The best way to stock up on toothbrushes is to buy value packs at the store!

Same goes for buying value packs of toothpaste and floss!  (If worse comes to worse, you can use activated charcoal from your fire place to brush your teeth)


  1. Wet your toothbrush well.
  2. Place toothbrush on top of a napkin, piece of toilet paper, or paper towel.
  3. Get some Charcoal from your fire
  4. Mix the Charcoal with some water and smash it up with a clean debarked stick till you get a paste type substance
  5. Put some on your toothbrush and start brushing
  6. Gently brush for 3 to 5 minutes

(Do NOT use Grill Charcoal!)