- 5 gallon plastic bucket
- 2 large boxes of garbage can liners (30 gallon size)
- 1 gallon of liquid chlorine bleach
- 6 - 8 Rolls toilet paper
- Sanitary napkins
- 2 boxes baking soda
- 2 boxes trash can liners
- Paper towels
- 1 bar hand soap
To use this toilet, simply remove the contents from the bucket, insert a large plastic garbage can liner into the bucket and fold the edges over rim of the bucket. Mix one cup of liquid chlorine bleach to one half gallon of water (1 to 10 ratio--do not use dry or powdered bleach as it is caustic and not safe for this type of use) and pour this solution into the bucket. This will kill germs and ensure adequate coverage. Though the bucket may be uncomfortable, it certainly beats the alternative. For greater comfort, you can remove the seat from the toilet and secure it to the top of the bucket.
After each usage, replace the lid securely upon the bucket to keep insects out and to keep the smell contained. When the bucket is one third to one half full, tie the garbage bag liner shut and dispose of it appropriately (i.e., burying it, placing it inside a large covered metal garbage can for later disposal, or placing it in an approved disposal location.) Put another liner inside the bucket and continue as above.
Where radioactive fallout doesn't present a hazard, a temporary pit may be constructed in the yard for use by several families. This offers a good method of waste disposal over extended periods of time. The structure need not be elaborate, so long as it provides reasonable privacy and shelter.
The pit should be made fly proof by means of a tight fitting riser, seat and cover. A low mound of earth should be tamped around the base of the privy to divert surface drainage and help keep the pit dry. Accumulated waste should be covered with no less than 12 inches of earth when the privy is moved or abandoned.
If you have a baby in your home, it is best to keep an ample supply of disposable diapers on hand for emergency use.