I have been thinking a bit about sanitation lately. Grid down and no public utilities – How would sanitation be handled? Not often discussed and often ignored sanitation is not only a health concern but influences morale as well. Having a group of 4-6 people huddled up in some form of shelter – doing lots of manual labor – could create some serious body odor.
Here are five things I have put back for sanitation reasons:
- soap (bar/anti-bacterial)
- Lysol spray
- anti-bacterial lotions
- trash bags
Keeping clean is critical. Protection from infection is as well. Collection of trash and creating a barrier between the trash and “us” is where the trash bags come in. A combination of “cat holes” and buckets will be used for going to the bathroom. Eventual trash disposal will be via fire pit.
I have been thinking of getting a portable toilet – or two. Finances just have not been there where buying a portable toilet and stashing it away to collect dust until needed was a priority.
Those five items listed are not the only ones that can be used for sanitation purposes. Any other suggestions? Anyone have any experience of being “off grid” for extended periods of time and can share how sanitation was handled?
Take care all –
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