and Safety - Hygiene -
Sewage - For
our discussions here, we will consider Sewage to be anything
related to liquids or solids discarded by the body. This would
include baby diapers.
In an emergency, this may be the first thing that really
tests your preparedness.
This might be a good reason that you have had that old RV or
camping trailer parked along the side of your home. It might
just suddenly become the only functioning toilet facility
available to you.
If you have no such RV or camping trailer, or you cannot
take it with you as you evacuate, there are Portable Toliets
that collect into a plastic bag that can be buried. Some
collect into a tank that has chemicals like an RV does. Others
are designed to be placed over a hole in the ground. Be sure to
have a tarp and rope to make a private room for this
purpose. This is where it would be nice to have an extra
shovel that could be left at the "outhouse" for the duration of
To see some Portable Toliet Solutions, try these links:
Trash - Trash
can accumulate quickly under emergency conditions. All of a
sudden, it all has to be handled properly. Click here to get some ideas on
how to deal with Food Disposal.