72 Hour Emergency Kit — #5 Sanitation
After the basic essentials of water, food, clothing and shelter comes the all important safety awareness centered on sanitation. THINK CLEAN. Recognize that microorganisms bring their own set of hazards into our environment, as do rodent and other critter carriers that emerge after disasters. Cleanliness is next to godliness, and next to impossible if normal electrical, water and sewer services are breached. Lack of refrigeration accelerates spoilage, to include worst-case problems dealing with fatalities. Sterilization techniques and materials are a must to support litter control and first aid efforts.
Staying clean, dry and comfortable is enhanced with the following equipment basics:
· Cover-alls, poncho, latex gloves, waterless hand cleaner, wipes, disinfectants, and other disposables
· Waterless emergency toilet, female hygiene essentials, trash bags, toilet paper and paper towels
· Disposable plates, utensils, napkins, and meal preparation procedures that eliminate washing needs
· Rugged, durable clothing that won’t readily show the dust and dirt of clean up efforts.
· Shampoo. Somehow just being able to wash your hair makes you feel clean all over.
What can’t be buried or burned has to be stored in a secured fashion for later disposal.
For more ideas contact (your emergency preparedness specialist).
DO IT, DO IT RIGHT, AND DO IT RIGHT NOW.