Sanitation is one of the most overlooked aspects of survival and people are more concerned about stockpiling large quantities of food and water. While gathering the essentials to survive an emergency situation is highly recommended we shouldn’t ignore the other necessary items that make survival tolerable.
Maintaining a good hygiene is as important as quenching your thirst and satisfying your hunger because improper hygiene of the body and living space can lead to serious diseases. The problem arises when commercial detergents are no longer available and your supply is running low. In a city cannibalized of resources, you would have to make do with what remains and once again, improvisation is the key to success. Making your own soap is the best solution you have and with a little bit of practice you could master the soap making process in no time.
I learned how to make soap from fat and ashes from my grandfather and I never thought this skill will come in handy one day. He used to make it all the time and he even started improving his recipe, experimenting over the years with various ingredients. In order to make soap with fat and ashes you need to create a chemical reaction called saponification by mixing appropriate amounts of lye, water and fat.
In the article below you can find a step by step guide to make soap with fat and ashes: