FAMILY EMERGENCY PLAN
LONG TERM FOOD STORAGE
5 DAY SURVIVAL KIT
LONG TERM SURVIVAL
DUTCH OVEN COOKING
"Sometimes I just wish I
had the day off, I really
need to clean my room"
- Hilary Duff
“Clutter brings rodents and disease”
In order to maintain life under normal conditions, humans must have sufficient potable water, adequate food, shelter, and proper sanitation in order to stay alive and healthy: in adverse conditions each element becomes absolutely critical. It is proper sanitation that most people of our generation have taken for granted. With water supplied to homes by certified water works, we have forgotten how to live without easily obtainable water, and how important it is to "normal living" and proper sanitation. Without proper sanitation, disease becomes rampant, food is spoiled, water transports disease, and people die.
In an emergency situation, you and your family would be largely on your own as far as sanitation is concerned. You would have to take care of yourselves, solve your own problems, make your own secure living arrangements, subsist on the supplies you had previously stocked, and take care of your own sanitation needs. Now, all that is done virtually automatically for us without thought or care, and for many people that will be their undoing.
Failure of the water-carried waste disposal systems in homes, as a result of damage to the sewer system or failure of the public water supply system, will lead to serious problems. Very strict regimes or methods of sanitation will have to be followed to prevent disease.
Those dependent upon public sewer systems may want to prepare in advance with a composting toilet: they work, and you can either build your own system or purchase a commercial unit quite inexpensively (Do a web search to see if what you find is fits your needs.). Homes with a working septic system but not a reliable, gravity flow water system will find the septic system does not work without the input of a lot of water through the toilets...they too could benefit from a composting toilet (below).
Those people fortunate enough to have both a septic system and gravity flow water will be able to simply use what they already have - it works automatically. Be sure your drain field is clear and your septic tank is clean now, while you can.
is next to Godliness goes the old aphorism, and it is true. In any future
scenario which leads to a breakdown of civilization, you will need to be able
to make your own bar soap (below), laundry soap(below), dispose of garbage
correctly, have a safe method of sewage disposal, make lye water
for sterilizing soiled linen, cleaning floors, etc.
Some information for this section was gathered from the End Times Report by Miles Stair