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Converting a regular toilet to an emergency toilet is easy, cheap and could bring some normality into any disaster situation.
I am sharing this as I think this could just make a personal or full-blown disaster have some normality.
Hygiene will be paramount to survival alongside food and water… Take advantage of having a toilet and keep the bucket at bay for a while!
- Shut off the water supply.
- Flush the water out of the bowl, it should not refill.
- Line the bowl, under the seat, with a 13-gallon plastic bag.
- Duct tape all of the edges.
- Add a few cups of kitty litter to the bag (read my other article on why stockpiling kitty litter is very useful) or simply pour some bleach in the bottom of it. Alternatively, you can use compost or plain old dirt from your garden.
- Have twist ties handy for daily disposal.
- Cover the entire toilet with a 30-gallon bag to control the odors.
You can also make a portable toilet out of a 5-gallon bucket or a turned over traffic cone!
Sounds funny but sitting on something while going to the toilet will make you feel more human and less an animal. 🙂
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.