The death rate of humans greatly declined due to the knowledge of the importance of sanitation. If our access to electricity is gone, our whole way of dealing with our human “waste” will change. Once again, many could die due to unsanitary conditions.
Raw human “waste” contains dangerous pathogens which can cause intestinal parasites, hepatitis, cholera, and typhoid. These pathogens can be destroyed by composting the “waste” (from now on referred to as humanure).
Many countries, instead of using animal mature, use humanure on their food crops. The Hunzas, who are recognized for being one of the healthiest people on the planet, contribute their longevity to their practice of composting everything into the soil of their land.
A composting system requires three components:
- A toilet- A toilet seat and several 5 gal. buckets with lids.
- Cover material-Hay, grass clippings, leaves, weeds, straw, rotted sawdust (do not use dust from carpentry work.)
- Compost bin system
One year (preferably two years) makes humanure safe to use on food crops. This system will not smell if done correctly.
For greater detail in composting, please read the book THE HUMANURE HANDBOOK, by Joseph Jenkins. Available at Preparing Wisely.
Enildo and Jane Leiva
144 S. Mesa Dr. Ste. G
Mesa, AZ 85210