Being able to convert your regular toilet to an emergency toilet fast could come in handy when you face a disaster and have to go into survival mode.
Below is a superfast way to convert your regular toilet into an emergency toilet;
- Cut off the water supply from the mains.
- Flush away the remaining overhead water
- Then line the ceramic bowl with a large plastic bag (about 13-gallon plastic bag).
- Duct-tape the edges of the plastic bag to the bowl.
- Sprinkle some kitty litter into the bag or add some bleach. You could also use compost or dirt.
- Have tie-wrap or twist ties handy for disposal purposes.
- Place a 30-gallon plastic bag above the toilet to control odor.
Alternatively, you could make a DIY bucket toilet;
Directions to make a bucket toilet:
Remove the metal handle from your 5-gallon bucket and thread the toilet paper roll on. Return the handle.
Fit a 13-gallon trash bag into your bucket and cinch it tight around the top.
Place your toilet seat on top and secure it into place.
Keep kitty litter nearby in another waterproof canister.
Below are frequently asked questions pertaining to emergencies and emergency toilets;
How can I hold my poop instead?
- If you’re not near a bathroom and have to go poop, you can try manipulating these muscles to hold it in until you can go:
- Clench your butt cheeks together. This may help keep your rectum muscles tense.
Avoid squatting. Try standing or lying down instead.
What is the best homemade toilet cleaner?
For no-fuss toilet cleaning, keep a spray bottle of vinegar and a shaker-top bottle of baking soda in your bathroom. When toilets need cleaning, spritz thoroughly with vinegar and allow to sit for several minutes. Sprinkle baking soda inside the bowl, scrub the inside of the bowl, and flush toilet.
Can I replace my toilet myself?
Replacing a toilet is a major project, but it is not as difficult as might be imagined. To remove an existing toilet, first turn off the water supplying the tank by closing the shutoff valve at the rear of the toilet; turn the handle clockwise. Then remove the tank cover, flush the toilet and sponge the tank dry.
Can you pee in a composting toilet?
Neat urine, from most people, is relatively sterile. Internal composting toilets do not separate urine from the solids. Since you are not expecting the waste to break down in the toilet there is no need to wait to empty the container. As long you change the container for an empty one the toilet can go on and on.
What is a natural toilet cleaner?
Combine vinegar and essential oil in a small spray bottle. Spray vinegar mixture inside the bowl, and also on the toilet seat, lid, and handle. Allow the cleaner to sit for several minutes. Sprinkle baking soda inside the toilet bowl and scrub inside of the bowl with a toilet brush.
How can I whiten my toilet naturally?
Sprinkle baking soda on the interior of the toilet bowl, getting it as far beneath the rim as possible. Spray white vinegar onto the baking soda. Combining the two causes the baking soda to fizz, which helps break down soil. Alternatively, use a scouring gel.
How often should you replace your toilet?
Toilets (like the actual toilet bowls themselves) only need to be replaced if they’re cracked, though different parts within the toilet may need to be replaced more frequently.
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