The Basic Sanitation Book
By Daisy Luther
It’s time to talk dirty. No, not that kind of dirty – get your mind out of the gutter!
In this quickstart PDF guide, we’re going to discuss the incredibly important but unsexy topic of sanitation. This book is not designed to get you through a ten-year apocalypse, though if you expand some of these principles, you can apply them to longer-term emergencies. Instead, this is about managing matters of hygiene, cleanliness, waste, and water during a temporary period when services are not working.
These situations come about for a variety of reasons. For example:
- A power outage means your well pump isn’t providing you with running water.
- A local water emergency has shut down water services
- Your septic system has gone kablooey.
- A natural disaster has contaminated the municipal water supply.
Whatever the reason, there could come a day when you can’t rely on fresh, pure water from your faucets or a way to flush your toilet, and you need to be prepared for that. Sanitation-related disease is the number one cause of post-disaster illness and death.
In this guide, we’re going to discuss drinking water, using the toilet, dealing with garbage, dealing with human and pet waste, and basic cleanliness when things aren’t working as they normally do.
Let’s get started and get you prepped for it!
Note: This is a digital product, and you will receive a download for a USB or device.