You are now well into your basecamp setup. You’ve already secured energy, water, communications, transportation and emergency supplies, but now perhaps it’s time to plan on living in your basecamp for an extended time. The next few items on the Top 10 Bug-Out Basecamp Essentials are going to be focused on long-term standard of living preservation. It’s not enough to simply survive, you want to thrive and stay healthy in your new location.
Long-term residence in any one place brings with it the inevitable problem of what to do with waste. Your remote basecamp location has not afforded you the ability to dig a deep well that can supply all your normal city-living water needs, so you need to conserve where you can. One way you can easily save yourself some water is by buying a Nature’s Head Dry Composting Toilet.
The Nature’s Head Composting Toilet was built for cabins and RVs and runs on 12V power, so it’s an easy adaptation from your Generac GP15000E that I recommended last week. The toilet uses a little peat moss to get the composting process started.
So not only will you save your precious water supplies by not using them on flushing toilets, you’ll also produce compost for growing crops. Make every technology you put in your bug-out basecamp work for you in as many ways as possible. You definitely don’t want to come up short on water, so be sure to conserve whenever possible.