When planning to survive in an Urban Survival situation one thing that’s often overlooked is the dangers associated with a lack of adequate sanitation. I know it’s not a pleasant thing to think about but this one issue has the potential to spread disease, pollute the waterways and kill more people than any other survival topic that we can talk about .

If something happened that caused the sewage systems to shut down and the garbage trucks to stop running, can you imagine how fast things would spiral out of control? From people “going in the streets” to those that will be burning toxic garbage in their backyards, big cities and urban areas will quickly become a threat to your health and safety.

I think sanitation will be one of the most significant survival issues facing those living in an urban environment.

Sanitation items you may want to stockpile:

Bathroom Products
5 Gallon Toilet Buckets or a Portable Camping Toliet
If you can afford it, a Composting Toilet is probably a better long term solution and makes clean up a lot easier.
Rapid-Dissolving Toilet Paper

Waste Removal
Garbage Bags
Ziploc Bags
Composting System
Chemical Gloves
Disposable Plastic Gloves

Survival Hygiene
Soaps & Waterless Soaps
Hand Sanitizers
Antibacterial Creams & Ointments
Band Aids and wraps
Bottles of Isopropyl Alcohol
Dust Masks
Cleaning Supplies & Bleach

Water Purification Chemicals ( Bleach, Iodine Tablets, etc)
Heavy Duty Pot that can boil water over an open fire.
A good Water Filter (we recommend the Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter)

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