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Emergency "Porta Potty" Kit

  • 5 gallon bucket with carry handle
  • seat with lid
  • Lots of heavy duty plastic bags to line bucket
  • 7 – 8 rolls of toilet tissue (remove center cardboard & wrap individually with plastic wrap)
  • Hand moisture wipes
  • Air freshener (optional)
  • 1 liter bottle of cat litter (sprinkle small amount)
  • 1 roll of paper towells
  • packs of enzyme 300 deoderizer (optional)
  • For night use, add flashlight and batteries

There are numerous styles of "porta potties" that can be purchased at emergency stores, outlet stores, and local stores - located in the camping section.

Toilets seem to use you in an emergency

By Joe Dougherty

For the Deseret News, 2013

The toilets were working backward during Hurricane Irene in 2011. Instead of water going down the drain, it was coming back with a vengeance.

Gallons of water every minute poured out of toilets as the surge of water that overcame the sewer system had to find somewhere to release the pressure. It was almost like payback for being the least-respected fixture in the house.

My point in telling you this is not so you will greet your commode more cheerily each morning but to remind you that toilets only work as long as the sewer system is uncompromised.

Damage that system with, say, a flood or a major earthquake...

Read the rest of the article here: The Great Utah ShakeOut: Toilets May Seem to Use You in a Disaster - You mean we have to ask the Dickenses if we can use their emergency toilet?