How To Be Prepared With An Emergency Toilet…… I know this is not the most popular topic to discuss, but it is a very important one. If we have a disaster or unforeseen emergency and our sewer lines or septic tanks are unusable due to a power loss or destruction, here is one option we can use to dispose of our human waste. First, make sure you have a shovel to bury your human waste. Second, get a 6 gallon bucket, if possible, and the toilet lid below. Most emergency preparedness stores sell them. Here’s the deal with the expensive green bags, yes some are biodegradable, but in a disaster that will be the last thing on my mind. You will need ten-gallon bags, yes you can buy those expensive green ones, but you can go to Costco or Sam’s Club and purchase 500-ten-gallon bags for under $20.00.
Here is the list of “stuff” I put in my emergency toilet:
1. 500 count box of ten-gallon bags
2. Toilet paper-3 to 4 rolls
3. Hand sanitizer
4. Baby Wipes
5. Duct tape to hold the bags from slipping
6. Foldable shovel
7. Kitty litter, thanks to my awesome friend, Chris S. for telling me this!
I have put some links below to help you find the toilet seat. You can use a 5-gallon bucket from Walmart, but I prefer a 6-gallon bucket. Never discard buckets you could possibly use in an emergency.