So please don’t judge the messenger…pay attention to the message. The reason for the picture of the outhouse is because my hubby and I have plans in the very near future to build an outhouse as a backup and you should too if you can or you can purchase a compost toilet.
Why? Well, we were hit really hard in Dominica on August 27, 2015…one of the worst Tropical Storms in Dominica’s history. I know this was a geo-engineered storm, although many think I’m crazy for saying so. Yes, I saw the chemtrails before and after the storm. This storm left me desiring most of all, clean running water, and an outhouse. Check out this video:
After experiencing this tropical storm, I was reminded of the Argentina financial collapse of 1989 that lasted for four years and see that the American economy is “hanging by a thread.” How would you and family relieve yourselves daily if the Grid collapses and there is no running water or electricity?
Now back to Argentina’s Great Depression…What I’ve learned is that most people didn’t die because of food shortages…they died because of simple ailments, even scratches on their skin due to bacterial infections. You see, what most people do when there is no running water and electricity is they dig holes in their backyards in order to go to the bathroom.
The problem is, most people don’t dig the holes deep enough and when it rains, the bacteria from the waste spreads all over the place and no one can see it. Children play, people walk and it spreads even more from outside to the inside of the home, etc., and diseases are born, especially in crowded neighborhoods. Remember…SELF-SUFFICIENCY is key. Even if there is no collapse, you’re still a step ahead.
So in order to be ahead of the “game” your pit for an outhouse MUST be at least 5 feet deep and at least 16 feet away from the house…the further away from the house, the better. My hubby mentioned to me that it’s best to always have a bucket of saw dust in the outhouse to use as the “flush” to throw in the hole after each usage. It keeps things like roaches away.
He speaks from childhood experience. As a child I was afraid of using my grandmother’s outhouse. I was afraid of falling in the hole.
There are still some people here in Dominica with outhouses and my children had the opportunity to use the outhouse of a Mennonite family (similar to Amish) in Pennsylvania. We learned a lot from those people.
They live a self sufficient lifestyle…very smart people. We used to travel an hour to their farm once every month just to stock up on organic foods when we lived in Pennsylvania. These people are prepared for anything.
If you don’t have the yard to build an outhouse, you can purchase a compost toilet from Amazon. See links below:
Nature’s Head Dry Composting Toilet / Standard Crank Handle