Letter Re: Sanitation Considerations for Long Term Emergency Situations


Reading all the back and forth last month regarding what to do after toilet paper is no longer available, lead me to the conclusion that I think we are making things much more dirty and complicated than necessary. I currently have a small one-gallon hand pump pressure sprayer in storage specifically for this purpose. It will be kept next to the toilet or outhouse and used essentially as a bidet. Simply remain sitting on the toilet, “power wash” the affected area, and dry with a clean cloth. You will still need to clean and disinfect the drying cloths, but they will not be nearly as dirty as they would be if I had used some of the other recommendations, so they should last much longer as well. Just my 2 cents. – DL in the Redoubt