POOP & PEE: A DISASTER REALITY
by Shaun Partlow, PR CERT
There are many other choices and ideas on how to go about creating your disaster-supply kit. And, of course, there is much more to a good disaster kit than what I'll put here.
But after being an early responder to the Hurricane Katrina disaster one thing I've become passionate about is sanitation.
I've thought about these things so you don't have to, folks!
Every disaster plan must have a plan for sanitation — the nice way of saying poop and pee — because you don't have a plan for that, all other efforts you've made in keeping your food and water supply safe and your family prepared kind of go out the window.
YUCK!... YA GOTTA DEAL WITH IT!
If you want to go all out and get an emergency chem toilet, there's only one I recommend: The PETT "Go Anywhere" Toilet Kit.
PETT brand full toilet kit is the accessory packet that you can convert a bucket and a seat into a safe chemical toilet. Each kit includes a waste bag, Poo Powder® gelling/deodorizing agent, a puncture-resistant zip-close disposal bag, toilet paper, and hand wipes.
Keep in mind that the paper and hand wipes are nowhere near enough for a family, so stock up on TP.
The PETT toilet has excellent double plastic bagging to prevent accidents once full. It's safe and approved to throw away in regular trash.
If you want to strip to the basics, just have a bucket and maybe a seat and the "Toilet in a Bag" kit, which contains just the inner bag and the Poo Powder — no TP, no wipes.
The only thing I don’t like about the Toilet in a Bag is that it does not have the black heavy-duty outer bag to put the used bag into. Also, it only gels 24 oz of waste while the full kit handles 32 oz.
The PETT brand toilet is what I have in my kit, but there are many others in the world, some so detailed so you can even get a little tent to go over it if you want. The kits work with almost anything.