Sanitation 3: The Latrine!
Sanitation and Personal Cleanliness Part 3. The Latrine
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In this episode of Reality Check, we are continuing with part 2 of sanitation, literally. On this show our number 1 focus is on number 2. Everyone knows it by the same name whether latrine, loo, out house, head, water closet, privy, potty, or toilet. It is something that we are all going to have to do once it hits the fan. Dealing with human waste is a very touchy subject, but one we all will have to deal with. Ignoring proper bathroom sanitation can lead to disease, sickness, and death. Did you know that a single gram of poop could contain over 10 million viruses, bacteria, cysts, and parasitic eggs? Can you say barf? Read more “Sanitation 3: The Latrine!”
Hygiene and sanitation, how prepared are you really in regards to and (in the worst case) coping with gasto-intestinal disease in a post-disaster environment? Today, on The Human Path Sam Coffman discusses everything you ever wanted to know (and some things you maybe didn’t!) about purifying your water, taking care of human waste, and dealing with gastro-intestinal distress, using both orthodox medicine as well as a plant-medicine (herbalism) and common sense.
Not only do we need to have several different “hygiene / sanitation” alternatives for purifying our water and cooking or preparing our food, but we also have more than one sanitation plan. This means having enough water to stay relatively clean as well as having a way to dispose of human waste. What are all your options? You should be prepared to deal with hygiene and sanitation in several ways, because you can’t always know what to expect or what you will have to work with. The key here is to be informed and to be adaptable to any situation.
Do you know what kind of diseases and toxins you need to be concerned with through your water and your food? Do you know what kinds of filtration works with what kinds of pathogens and what kinds of toxins? If you do get sick from bad water or food, what are the top antibiotics and top medicinal herbs you should have available (or be able to find)? Join Sam Coffman as he shares his experience as a Special Forces medic in the field, working with exactly these types of issues on hygiene and sanitationin remote, post-disaster and medically underserved environments.
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