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Just because the world falls apart does not mean the waste stops. In fact, it could be a time of great waste buildup as people are going to be home more than ever and opening up all the food they have on hand.
That packaging has to go somewhere and with waste services offline, it will quickly become a public health issue if you don’t have an answer for it.
Planning your waste management strategy is such a big part of prepping. While most preppers are happy to fill the shelves with inventory, few consider where all those cans and that packaging is going to go when the trash man stops coming.
One of the best methods for dealing with off-grid trash is to burn it. You can do this using a burn barrel. Burning various types of plastic can put your family and others around you at risk. This stuff is toxic and you should give thought to things like distance and wind direction when using that burn barrel.
What goes in must come out. You might be eating well in a collapse but that means you have your own waste to deal with. We can take the same approach as our soldiers do when fighting abroad. It’s a burn just like the trash.
Another method is to actually compost the human waste. It is possible but will require some learning on how to do this safely. Human waste contains all sorts of bacteria. In fact, this will likely spawn most of the deaths in a collapse.
The management of waste in a fallen world will be of the utmost importance. You need to have a game plan for this and be sure you have the tools on hand today, to deal with the problems of tomorrow.