Category Archives: Sanitation

Sewer Backups or Flooding, How to Clean Up After One

The other day we put up a post on the problems of sewer backups that can be caused by a major disaster or flooding.  Remember that after a major disaster or disruption of services that many of the flood control … Continue reading

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The Problems of Building a Solar Shower

Back in Oct 2012 I wrote an article about the problems a friend of mine was having with his solar shower.   At that time we asked for some suggestion to fix his problem and received some very good ones.  … Continue reading

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Sewer Systems and the Problems They can Cause Preppers

As late as the early 1800 sewers systems in much of the world consisted of throwing the waste products out the window into the streets and hoping the rains washed them away.  Today (at least in this country) we have … Continue reading

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Sanitation and the use of Bucket Toilets

Here is a good article on bucket toilets and sanitation written by a friend of mine. Howard I can’t remember the year but I do remember the storm. We were well into our first day without electricity and because of … Continue reading

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Why Should Preppers Store Lime

There are many things that we should store that will make life easier after a major disaster and I know it is not possible to store everything.  Near where I live there is a old limestone quarry that still has … Continue reading

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Old Civil Defense Sanitation Kits

One of the advantages of being an old prepper is the fact that you will have accumulated a lot of stuff.  Now this can also be a problem, where do you store it.  This morning I have been sorting out … Continue reading

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No Toilet Paper Now What?

The commercial manufacturing of toilet paper didn’t start until about 1857.  So for most of human history mankind survived without it.  The ancient Greeks used stones and pieces of clay (ouch). The Romans used a sponge on the end of a … Continue reading

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More on Baby Preps.

My daughter Jen and I have been talking about the question of baby preps.  She has five children and has been involved in prepping for them.  She has a few additional suggestions, First she agrees with Practical Parsimony on not … Continue reading

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A Question on New Baby Preps?

Today I need some help; this morning I received a question from a new Mom, she wants to know about baby preps, what she should stock for her new baby.  Apparently, she has no one she feels comfortable asking and … Continue reading

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How to Build a Comfortable Outhouse

Yesterday I talked about sanitation; today I want to continue this subject by talking about outhouses.  When I was young I lived in two different homes that had outhouses and I am somewhat familiar with them. An outhouse does not … Continue reading

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