Administration in the field
Ensuring you remain hygienic and healthy in the field can be difficult, especially when on exercise for prolonged periods of time. In this video, Capt. Nick will go through his routine to maintain personal hygiene and show you some tips that should make this quick and easy when you don’t have a lot of time.
- Establishing a daily routine for personal administration will allow you to remain healthy in the field and reduce the chances of infection.
- Always carry a small wash kit with you, which should include items for cleaning your teeth, washing your face and body and caring for your feet.
- You can use the left over hot water from cooking as a source of warm water for washing. Make sure it is not too hot or you will burn yourself.
- It is important to keep your feet clean and dry. After washing them, applying a foot powder will reduce the chances of blisters and keep your feet dry. Remember to keep your foot off the ground, ideally rest it on your sleeping bag of sleeping mat.
- When you take your boots off, look after them. Tidy the laces so they don’t drag in the mud, and set the boots inside your shelter to keep them out of the rain. Now is also a good chance to brush off any mud on them and give them a layer of polish.
- Never share the same parts of a tower or wipe for cleaning dirty parts of your body and your face. You will spread bacteria. If you need to, then follow the rule “face then feet,” meaning wash or dry the cleaner part first, and then use the same wipe for the dirty parts.
- Lifeventure All Purpose Soap; concentrated, biodegradable and antibacterial.
- Pits & Bits Body Wash Towel Off; leaves skin soft and clean, reduces doors, pH balanced, alcohol free. Can be used on genitals.