How to reduce BO - aka Body Odor- SHTF Scenario

Discussion in 'Survival Medicine' started by Ganado, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. deodorant

    9 vote(s)
  2. soap

    12 vote(s)
  3. alcohol

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  4. vinegar

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  5. Other

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  1. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    I ain't shaving my pits. People can just deal with it. As for foot Odor I find just removing shoes and socks and holding my feet up in front of the ac works pretty well. As an added bonus it also seems to help company decide when it's time to just go home. Oh yeah, a foot soak in a baking soda bath helps.
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  2. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

    well at least he didn't add "in the kitchen" so? :D
  3. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    well lol, that is one way to get rid of unwanted guests :LOL:
  4. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

  5. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Been doing this for years when on pack trips. While soap is better, you'll be amazed how clean and how much better you will feel just using handfuls of sand and scrubbing yourself in the lake or creek. It works well for cleaning your pots and plates as well.
  6. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    What we keep on hand
    one gallon sprayer, - cost, about $5.00

    thick (heavy) wash cloth

    we have the UK formulation, it still has no carbolic acid (phenol) (As of 1976 the soap no longer contains phenol no matter where made.) We've found the UK version to be a nice, hard, long lasting product..

    As an aside -
    The term "B.O.", short for "body odor", is often thought to have been invented by Lifebuoy for an advertising campaign. It was actually coined by a company that made deodorant for women called Odo-Ro-No in 1919, but Lifebuoy made the term famous. The Lifebuoy radio ad, parodied by several Warner Brothers' Looney Tunes cartoons, used a foghorn followed by a "B.O." sound created using a Sonovox.

    Lifebuoy early TV ad

    Lehman's says it best-
    Your great grandmother likely had a bar of Fels-Naptha handy. Its quality is apparent since it is still on the market today.
    • Old-timers use it as a laundry stain remover and pre-treater, a general laundry soap, or to wash off poison ivy resin after contact
    • Our customers tell us they still use it in the laundry, and as a general cleaner for floors, tubs and showers, or dissolved in water as a spray insecticide in the garden
  7. aardbewoner

    aardbewoner judge a human on how he act,not on look and talk.

    Neah after tshtf we all smell bad, so we don't notice the others smell anymore :)
  8. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    you could be right and I know I have low body odor even after several days without a shower and sweating. So someone with heavy body odor .... I will smell them coming.

    My ex husband would eat deer meat and drink beer. :eek::eek:

    I made him sleep in the other room for a few days because deer, beer body odor would make me puke. This ended the Deer n Beer sprees.
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  9. Illini Warrior

    Illini Warrior Monkey+++

    you need a few pump up pressure sprayers for pandemic & nuke decontamination - larger sizes for hosing down vehicles and rooms/homes ...

    $1 a bar for Fels-Naptha - all kinds of uses - Zote is another bar soap brand with heritage and multi-useful ....
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  10. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Pirate Biker

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  11. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    With a bit of help, Lava will add some common sense. Takes a couple of heavies to hold 'em down, but it's better than a blanket party.
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  12. DarkLight

    DarkLight Live Long and Prosper - On Hiatus Site Supporter

    Yes, but some people need the ass whoopin', blanket party to get the message.
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  13. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Why is the guy in the back smiling? Maybe he used the opportunity to lay one of his own?
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  14. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    A good use of gray man skills?
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  15. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Deodorant isn’t always topical. Often it starts with what we eat. Ever been next to a very clean person that oozes garlic smell from their pores and breath.

    Ninjutsu training used to have a strict diet plan too to avoid smells from the body and breath.
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  16. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Pirate Biker

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  17. Zimmy

    Zimmy Wait, I'm not ready! Site Supporter++

    I never wear the same shoes two days in a row.

    That solved foot odor and athletes foot permanently.

    I also wear quality wool or wool blend socks. That might be a factor.
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