Ten times more people die or are incapacitated after disasters from poor sanitation conditions than are injured in the disaster itself. After the earthquakes in January, l994, in North Ridge, California, not only was the water system breached, but the sewer system was also. Nothing flushed. This caused the #1 and #2 problems, if you catch my drift, and the entire town stunk. Trucked in from as far away as Las Vegas, Nevada, water was only used for drinking.
Waterless sewage disposal procedures are of greatest importance in an emergency. The best system I have ever seen is a 25 gallon barrel unit prepared for the old Civil Defense shelter program of the 1950’s. For $15 this surplus unit satisfies the needs of 50 people for 30 days, if you can just find one. Smith and Edwards (the North Ogden Mall) has them. Otherwise, get your shovel and a Boy Scout who can quickly teach you the PPP no-trace camping principles of backyard slit trench technology that is best used only on dark nights when it is warm outside. A little preparation can save a lot of grief and embarrassment.
For more information contact (your emergency preparedness specialist).
CATCH THE VISION, GET THE FACTS, DEVELOP SKILLS, AND BE PREPARED.