Of all the questions I get about my time at the RMZ, requests for details on my toilet arrangements are one of the most common. Surprisingly (or maybe not so surprising) there is a lot of interest in what to do with the daily inevitable outcome of eating prepper chow. This article from Survival Blog.com gives some good details and instruction. I hope you enjoy it and remember, it will all come out in the end!
“Here is my description of my do-it-yourself (DIY) toilet that works like a charm. This is how to deal with the “S” part of when the Schumer Hits The Fan (SHTF).
Of all the kludges I’ve built off-grid, I’m most proud of my toilet. As preppers, we tend to spend a lot of time on food (what goes in) but not so much on sanitation (what comes out).
If you are on-grid with a septic system, great. But as many folks in Texas recently discovered with their once in a generation below freezing storm and subsequent power outage, without water to flush, toilets don’t work.
Add to it that without power, they also have no ventilation, and without heat, just keeping the bathroom windows open is not an option. It’s not just about bad smells, it’s then a health hazard.
Nine years ago I began building my off-grid retreat and one of the first questions was: “What about going to the bathroom?” We have a big tick problem here (guineas to eat the ticks and dogs to chase away the rabbits and deer have helped), so I didn’t think that urinating around the house was a good idea. I have read that the smell of urine can attract the ticks.”