Thursday, September 15, 2011
Yikes! The 7 Day Challenge Started Today! No Sewer
The challenge today on FoodStorageMadeEasy.net is Very DIFFICULT! We are supposed to figure out how to dispose of human waste without a toilet/sewage capabilities. Read http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2011/09/15/the-7-day-challenge-day-1-thursday/ to learn more about it.
I hate to admit it, but I don't think I am going to do the challenge today (I did all 7 days in 2010, and really learned a lot.)
I do have a few of the items done for today's challenge. I have a year's supply of toilet paper. I own some empty buckets I could use. I own lots and lots of heavy black trash bags. I own an "emergency toilet" which is like a folding chair/potty seat with a plastic bag underneath. But I don't want to use it today!
I believe I would have to dig holes in my yard to bury the bags, and I'm afraid of hitting some gas line or cable. ( I have purchased a post-hole digger for this exact purpose). I guess what I will do is call the city to come and mark my yard so I will know where my utilities are, so in the future I will know where it is safe to dig.
I don't own the lime powder to sprinkle on the poo to decrease the odor (they say you can also use Borax or bleach), or the SuperSorb chemical that turns urine into a gel.
Because I am not actually practicing how to dispose of human waste, it makes me quite worried about dealing with this scenario if it ever happens.