Sanitation – Most Overlooked By Preppers
According to one of my favourite preppers, The Patriot Nurse, the number one killer after a disaster, is diseased caused by poor sanitation. And yet, sanitation is one of the most overlooked areas for preppers. Sure, we’re well stocked on water, food, ammo, etc., etc., but how well stocked are you on sanitation?
The Prepper Journal takes a look at the importance of sanitation. Here is just one of their tips:
“Using a bucket gives you the opportunity to throw your waste in an area outside of your shelter. Rather than using the bucket itself, it is far better to keep a box of garbage bags available to line the bucket. It will make disposal easier and prevent accidental spills. A bucket filled with garbage bags, soap and toilet paper rolls is easy to tuck away in a closet and it will make a drastic difference in your ability to maintain sanitary conditions.”
This gives you another reason to stock up on garbage bags. They also advise to stock up on quick lime powder. One cheaper alternative I’ve seen on the net is to use cat litter.
Another good tip I saw somewhere, is to cut a hole in a plastic garden chair to use as a seat. Just position the modified “chair” over your bucket and you’ve got a toilet seat! This could be very important if you have, shall we say, more robust members of your family.
No matter how well your sanitation preparations are, there’s no doubt disease will still be the number one killer after a disaster. Please check out The Patriot Nurse’s YouTube channel for some great advice on how to prepare.
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