Disaster Survival

If ye are prepared, ye shall not fear. (D&C 38:30)

Site Updated: 27 JAN 2018


Tip #10 - Toilet


Since urine is typically sterile it can be collected separetly and used for plant fertalizer immediately (high in nitrogen and potassium).


Use your toilet as a collector then use a solar collector to pasturize it (kill the bacteria). Bag it! Bake it!
It then can be used safely in the garden or compost pile.

This link has a lot of important informtion. I think you will find it interesting and its very low tech.
Beyond Pipes


In recent years, several commercial compost-toilet systems have begun to compete with and replace conventional water toilet. Waterless, odorless composting toilets ensure that houses can remain occupied in drought areas where water is shut off for periods of time and water is unavailable. Composting toilets reduce the volume of humanure and other organic materials on site over months or years through predominantly mesophilic composting and yield a fertilizer that is, after the legally required period, able to be used in horticultural or agricultural applications.

Composting toilets are also becoming more common as an accepted alternative in homes, where the odor-free operation of a properly functioning unit appeals more to some houseowners than conventional toilets, with their consumption of large quantities of clean water and discharge of large amounts of sewage. Water can become a premium and you may want to limit and use as little water as possible. (Living beyond the pipes.)

Some health departments do not approve composting toilets as an alternative to septic fields. A septic field may still be required for treatment of gray water even if a composting toilet is approved. Gray water can be used for the garden.

Keep a bag of lime or peat.

For a disaster you might want to learn and know the compost-toilet or solar-toilet process to be safe with your sewage.







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