Supplies in an Emergency Hygiene and Sanitation Kit

After an emergency, the amount of people that will die shortly after the disaster is over is often more than died during the disaster. One of the problems is the lack of water, but sanitation is often the cause. The environment post-disaster is ripe for diseases like dysentery, typhoid and cholera to flourish. Having an [...]

By |2017-07-19T07:41:10-07:00July 19th, 2017|Sanitation/Hygiene|0 Comments

The Importance of Cleanliness in an Emergency

The old phrase, “Cleanliness is next to Godliness” is never truer than in an emergency. Of course, at that point, it's also next to impossible too. With the right planning, however, you can keep your family safe and clean if there's a disaster or emergency. It takes the right supplies and forethought to get the [...]

By |2017-07-18T12:02:50-07:00July 18th, 2017|Sanitation/Hygiene|0 Comments

Hygiene and Sanitation Supplies to Stockpile for an Emergency

Hygiene is high on the list of importance when it comes to surviving an emergency. Not only will poor hygiene lead to unpleasant living conditions, it can also lead to illness and death. When water doesn't run freely, the trash is no longer picked up and the toilets don't flush, extra attention needs to be [...]

By |2017-07-13T08:20:26-07:00July 13th, 2017|Sanitation/Hygiene|1 Comment

4 Tips for Maintaining Cleanliness in a Disaster

When the power is out, there's a water shortage and garbage is becoming a mountain outside your home, it's not that far-fetched to say you need to seriously worry about an outbreak of illness. During a power outage, life becomes camping around the fire, simple and primitive...but without the fire, the vastness of Mother Nature [...]

By |2017-07-12T09:24:44-07:00July 12th, 2017|Sanitation/Hygiene|0 Comments

Why Hygiene and Sanitation are so Important in a Disaster

After a major disaster, the first priority is taking care of the injured and getting water to the population, with sanitation and hygiene following closely behind the two. Why is sanitation so important? It's because injuries from natural disasters and lack of water may cause some deaths, but lack of sanitation could cause an outbreak [...]

By |2017-07-12T09:05:27-07:00July 11th, 2017|Sanitation/Hygiene|0 Comments

Dealing with Hygiene and Sanitation in an Emergency

After food and water, getting adequate shelter, hygiene and sanitation become a top priority in an emergency. The CDC has a huge section on it at their website, primarily because after a disaster occurs, more people die from dehydration, starvation and illness than did in the disaster, in most cases. Good hygiene prevents the spread [...]

By |2017-07-13T07:59:15-07:00July 5th, 2017|Sanitation/Hygiene|0 Comments

DIY How to Build a Outhouse

How to Build an Outhouse The concept of an outhouse is fairly simple. However, there are a few things you are going to need if you decide to build one. STEP 1: Collect the following equipment and materials: • A five-gallon bucket (In truth you will need multiple to allow you to cycle them out [...]

By |2016-09-17T13:33:21-07:00August 9th, 2016|Sanitation/Hygiene|2 Comments