What's essential for the bathroom? SHTF toiletries

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by allyn211, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. allyn211

    allyn211 Monkey+

    What do you all consider as essential supplies for the bathroom? When I think of "bathroom supplies", I think of two categories:

    1. Toilet articles: soap, shampoo, deodorant, etc.
    2. OTC meds: aspirin, Tylenol, etc.
  2. hank2222

    hank2222 Monkey+++

    you basically hit on the basic items some are are need for the females and some items need for men but you have the basic covered in the general area
  3. allyn211

    allyn211 Monkey+

    So far, I've listed for toilet articles:

    Toilet paper
    Shaving cream
    Hand sanitizer

    For OTC:

    Antibiotic ointment
    Cortisone cream
    Pain reliever
    Epsom salts
    Pepto-Bismol (I found out we had three bottles of it when I cleaned out the bathrooms!)
    Eye drops
    Ear drops
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  4. Equilibrium

    Equilibrium Monkey++

    I recently tried my hand at lists. It's a daunting task that made me think.... which was a good thing for me. I had conditioner on my initial list. I've tried washing my hair without using conditioner for a week now and found I could live without it so I took it off my list. It's one of those things someone has to try going without to see if they could eliminate it or not though. Our teeth are really close to our brains so you might want to add toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, and some sort of a mouthwash that could be use sparingly. The biggie you might be overlooking but maybe not would be a stash of feminine hygiene products. A product that a friend of mine recommended was a Diva Cup, Home - The DivaCup, an innovative menstrual cup the best alternative to Tampons and Pads. I'm just tossing that out because it's a product I'd never heard of before. It looks like it could totally eliminate women having to purchase traditional products.
    I'm still working on my first aid/OTC list. I think I've got mine in good shape save a few odds and ends: Immodium, Benadryl, QuickClot, and a new Rx for an epi-pen.
    Many well wishes from me to you working on your lists. Gosh they're hard!!!
  5. allyn211

    allyn211 Monkey+

    Actually, I'm not overlooking feminine products in my case because the baby factory closed down a couple of years ago. :) But for other women, they would be a biggie!

    Edited to add: Oops, you're right; I DID forget toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental floss!!
  6. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Pretty good for wound packing, too. That's why I have some along with the first aid stuff.
  7. hank2222

    hank2222 Monkey+++

    my basic bathroom list is the following items

    -x-can of gillitte shaveing gel

    -x-tube of bald guys shaveing gel for the head shaveing

    -x-tube of bald guys pre-scub gel for the pre shaveing

    -x-tube of gillitte mens thermal pre-scub for shaveing

    -x-can of philip neva for a men shaveing conditioner gel for the electric razor

    -x-gillitte fuzion razor

    -x-extra gillitte fuzion razor blades

    -x-philips neva for men electric shaver for head shaveing it just works better for the head then a regular razor it heads flexs to cover some of the more odd shaped areas i have on my head

    -x- bar of irish spring and dial bath soap it depends if iam going to work or out on a date which one i use ..the work is dail and the date is irish spring

    -x-tube of underarm deodorant

    -x-tube of toothpaste

    -x-tube of polygrip denture paste

    -x-bottle of listerine mouthwash

    -x-box of the denture cleaning tabs

    -x-denture brush

    -x-toothbrush with tounge cleaner for cleaning the gums and tounge

    -x-nose hair trimmer

    -x-toenail clippers

    -x-bottles of cologne i like ..

    the over the counter area is diff things for diff types of pain and sinus and other otc type items you would have in your cabinet for diff things.

    toliet paper
    after the deed bathroom wipes
  8. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Listerene mouth wash old school gold.. great for cleansing cuts, anti fungal and dental issues as well

    Oil of cloves
    denture fix kit
    temp filling kit
    Gold bond mediated powder or talc
    Lamisil antifungal
    chap stick
  9. Equilibrium

    Equilibrium Monkey++

    Lurkers> here's more on that Diva Cup, Diva Cup Review: Going Green On A Personal Level. | The Good Human. I'm gagging at all the tampons and kotex sent to landfills not to mention the money that could have been saved if this product had had a higher profile say just 30 years ago.
    allyn211> Don't feel bad about the toothbrushes... I just did lists so it stuck out to me is all. Besides which.... there are days I'd forget my head if it wasn't attached... for other days.... there's friends and my hand. I jot down quick notes on my hand because I can't lose it.
    Really glad you joined and you're asking questions. I don't feel like I'm the only one trying to sort things out for myself any more.
    ghrit> they're good in a pinch for "depends" moments too.
  10. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    running water and a way for the waste to exit the building would be good. ;) I'll be quiet now.
  11. allyn211

    allyn211 Monkey+

    TMI, but necessary TMI. :D
  12. sgt peppersass

    sgt peppersass Monkey+


    i agree with alot of the things on the list such as the OTC drugs, dental care, some heigine products. I however dont think perfume and razors are nessesities. sure they make life easier and things smell nicer but do you NEED them?
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  13. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    I think that they are like Candy and spices not necessary but will give you a sembelance of normality for your mental health in times of stress...
  14. Disciple

    Disciple Monkey+

    A sence of Normality is whats needed in that shtf situation. I mean anything that can and will keep your moral up is actually a good thing. Think about it, I mean you don't need books lying around taking up valuable space for food storage, but many people put books in there just for the sence of some normality. What good is any preps if your your just going to die from bad moral and your stuff just sits there and rots, or someone else comes along and gets it.
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  15. BAT1

    BAT1 Cowboys know no fear

    Add witch hazel, peroxide, and 91% alcohol. Cloves for toothaches and colloidal silver for cuts etc. Maxi pads [overnight] with wings are not only good for the ladies but will also stop bleeding for large wounds.
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  16. allyn211

    allyn211 Monkey+

    The witch hazel sounds like a good idea. I admit, though, that the first thing I thought of when I saw that was Witch Hazel from some of the old Bugs Bunny cartoons!

  17. Disciple

    Disciple Monkey+

    Some kind of topical analgesic like icy hot for backaches and other pains.
  18. allyn211

    allyn211 Monkey+

    What is collodial silver and where do you get it?
  19. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    There was quite some discussion on cs here a while ago. I just did a site search on "colloidal" and a bunch of threads showed up. Suggest you do that rather than me trying to round them all up and link them here. (If you search on "colloidal silver" you get everything with "silver" in it.)
    There are folks that swear it's the best thing since applesauce, and others that swear at it. YMMV.
  20. oth47

    oth47 Monkey+

    Ichthammol ointment,best thing in the world for drawing out deep splinters,bringing boils to a head,stuff like that.Best drawing salve ever.I read somewhere that it wasn't made any more,so if you find it,better get it.
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