Nutshell Sanitary Shit.

1/22/15   Jim's Rant For The Day.    Nutshell Sanitary Shit.

 Shit happens, and it's going to continue to happen when the shit happens. The question is what are we going to do about our shit? We have all heard the stories of people in high rises unable to get rid of their shit. When that happens expect cholera, hepatitis and diphtheria in your neighborhood. So what's a mother to do?

If you are a city slicker you may get a double whammy: no water and no sewage. Then on top of that the people uphill, or up from an underground lift station, will continue to use rainwater to flush with. But without electricity the lift station will not function, distributing shit to about ten percent of the households, making them uninhabitable. To prevent this, all homes should have a $4 four inch sewer pipe cap. If you discover you are a lucky recipient, just dig up the line, cut it and install the cap with a rock holding it in place.

If you have a water shortage however, you still have a shit problem so now we have two problems in one. So lets solve them as one. First make a composting toilet with $25 in materials or for free using a toilet seat, a closet door and its two hinges, plus a five gallon pail. It will take a family of four a week to fill two buckets. Cover it with dirt, sawdust, shredded paper, compost or grass. I swear, there is no odor.

A normal family uses 15,000 gallons of water each month with half of that, 7,500 gallons, used to flush. The compost toilet requires only 4 gallons per month. We just solved half of your biggest survival problem – water!

We are now going to use the Human Manure Composting method to dispose of it. We will eventually build a 4 cubic foot compost pile. Stake out a 4 foot by 4 foot location. Empty the bucket, making sure that it is slightly wet if you choose not to urinate in it for some reason. Try to build sides to it. Cover each flush with a few inches of dirt, grass or paper. Never turn this compost pile. The idea is to let the shit cook and build up steam. It will completely cook down in two weeks. Continue to build the pile up to a height of four feet. When finished, let it age one year to kill the human pathogens. It is now ready as a fertilizer on your garden!

By the way, anything bio-degradable can go in that pile, including Pampers, bloody bandages, road kill, Tampons, etc. It will all cook down.

Get your neighbors to do this as well and you have just prevented the dreaded unsanitary diseases, no shit.

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