If the grid goes down and you’re trying to stick out the disaster at home, one of the most immediate problems you’ll have to deal with is what to do with human waste. If the water stops running, you won’t be able to flush your toilets, and you don’t want to just keep using them without flushing. Not only is that unsanitary, your whole house will smell bad, and eventually your toilet will overflow.
If you have a source of water nearby such as a stream or lake, you could haul buckets of water back to your house and use it to flush your toilets. But if you don’t have such a source, you’ll want to save every drop of water you have for drinking, which means you’ll need an alternative to your toilet. That’s where the urban survival toilet comes in.
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In this video, Corporals Corner explains how to make this portable toilet. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 5 gallon bucket with handle
- Trash bag liners
- 2×4 or swim noodle
- Toilet paper
- Kitty litter
Watch the video below for the instructions on how to put it together.