Monday, July 11, 2016

Lessons from a day without a toilet...

Day 1- Complete
New floor, new vanity...
If you are reading this, you probably have access to running water, a shower and a working toilet. This week we won't. We are having a jacuzzi tub, new vanity and flooring installed this week & we only have the one bathroom.
But, we have alternative solutions planned. 
Fun challenge. Thankfully we have also prepared how to handle the *S when the SHTF. Let's talk about emergency tiolets.
We already had a 5 gallon bucket with toilet seat cover, very similar to the one below. We set it up in a secluded location, away from the end of the house where the workers were & away from the kitchen. I must say I was very happy I had this toilet available-because I forgot how often I pee.
I didn't pull you the personal clothes for today, but used t.p. I have though ahead and had jars stored for disposing of the t.p. (personal cloths). May need to think this through a little further. Covered containers for the waste material. They need to be easily cleaned.Because we will be practicing our “skills” this week, I have seriously started thinking about adding an outhouse or porta potty to our property.
I was surprised to see that porta potties weren't extremely expensive.
At this point if you are considering something for a get home bag-though I haven't got one yet, I have a friend who is a big camper and swears by the female device for being able to urinate standing up.

I know I sound like a broken record, but seriously try your products out. Do test runs without electricity, water or even without a toilet. Every time I actually do something like this, I learn. I am sure you will too.

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