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    Gypsy Wanderer Husky
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    • 6 gallon bucket with tightly fitted lid (You can purchase a toilet seat that will attach to the bucket). You can go ahead and line the bucket with a plastic bag.
    • Toilet paper
    • Yellow elbow length kitchen disposable gloves (you will want long gloves for when you have to reach into the bucket to clean it)
    • Heavy duty Garbage bags with ties for personal sanitation uses
    • Super Sorb – This is a product that can be purchased at Janitorial supply stores. It is nice because you use 1 Tablespoon of powder and sprinkle over waste and it turns waste into a gel and makes it easier to dispose of. Has a lemon scent.
    • Cant find the above^ move on to kitty litter or wood shavings
    • Paper Towels
    • Bathroom cleaner- My aunt bought one at a Janitorial supply company and recommended that you get one that kills HIV, Salmonella, and Tuberculosis. One example: Medaphene
    • Disinfectant: Bleach, Lysol (A good disinfectant is a solution of 1 part bleach to 10 parts water)
    • Baking Soda
    • Diapers
    • Rodent Traps
    • Feminine Hygiene Needs (Sanitary pads can double in your first aid kit for pressure dressings)
    • Soap and water are always the better choice and only hand-sanitizer if the soap and water are not available.
    • Liquid Detergent
    • Toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, comb, disposable razor
    • Consider a small shovel for digging a latrine. (If you have to do this make sure to do it far away from where people live and water sources)
    • Washcloth & Towel

    If you have a shower liner, shower rings and cord included in your kit, you can make a temporary bathroom. [If you happen to have access to a hula hoop, I have seen this used to hang shower liner from.]

    Optional Items: shaving cream, lip balm, sunscreen, insect repellent, contact lens solution, mirror, deodorant, brush, hair-ties, wet-wipes

    Simple things like drinking, bathing, laundering can be interrupted during a disaster. You do not want the system backing up into your house. Water will not flow because of the low pressure system. There will probably be people who will continue to use their toilets even when they shouldn’t and it will cause the sewer to back up into houses. This attracts flies, rodents and then disease can spread. Some of the diseases that result from human waste include: typhoid, dysentery, and diarrhea.

    You don’t want to have to leave your home because of sewer backing up into your home so if your toilet won’t be usable for quite awhile then get a gallon of water in a bucket and pour into your toilet from up high. This will drain the toilet of water. Dry it out. Then shove a handball (squishy ball) into the toilet hole. (This is a temporary measure.) This will prevent gases and smells and waste from backing into your toilet. Then line the toilet with a plastic bag. Each time the toilet is used sprinkle some type of disinfectant on top. It can be bleach or chlorinated lime.

    One person recommended that you have 3 buckets. One for urine, one for feces and one for supersorb, sawdust or kitty litter to sprinkle on after each use. It was also suggested that the used toilet paper be kept separate and burned afterwards
    Dont forget your not gonna want to let this get to full with either. Carrying these buckets arent going to be fun. More so when you need to travel a distance with them to bury the contents!!

    Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
    George S. Patton


    This is great info! Thank you so much for sharing.
    I never thought to block off the toilet with a ball.


    Second what Hannah said – great info, thank you!

    Darin Prentice
    Darin Prentice

    thanks. good list, i picked up a couple things from it. some people think they can dig a hole a fill it right up with human waste, not good.
    while out in the wilds,on digging a latrine,one person, one shovel, one deep push down, flip over, do your business and flip the turf back closed…move to a spot beside it next time,.
    theres always the option to burn your waste, if area and material permit….
    good stuff.

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    Excellent list. The only thing I would add would be nail clippers with a nail file. Nothing worse than an infected ingrown toenail or a toenail that is too long and digging into the toe next to it. Great list. thanks.

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