Waste Disposal


The recent cholera outbreak in earthquake-ravaged Haiti demonstrates what can happen in a survival scenario when proper sanitation protocols are not followed.

If you find yourself without a functioning sanitation system, you need to take steps necessary to ensure the safety of your party. That means properly disposing of waste.

A 5-gallon bucket makes an excellent waste receptacle if filled with dirt or, even better, kitty litter. Or, you can purchase an enzyme product that is used in sewage treatment plants, septic tanks, cesspools drains and grease traps, according to Emergency Essentials’® Tips For Preparedness.

If you don’t have a bucket you can also dig a latrine trench about four feet long and 18 inches wide. You can lay logs across the trench to use as a seat. Cover feces with small amounts of dirt to reduce odor. Lime, if you have some, will also help to eliminate odor. If the odor gets too strong, fill in the trench and build another.

But remember; always build your latrine downhill and as far away from your water supply as practicable.

Bob Livingston

founder of Personal Liberty Digest™, is an ultra-conservative American author and editor of The Bob Livingston Letter™, in circulation since 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.