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  • The team here at BIG RIVER TRADING CO. have put together a combination of options, information & idea's to help you plan and prioritise your supplies in preparation for an emergency situation or start you on your way with a home preparedness plan.
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30March

How to prevent and treat cholera

In times of disaster one of the most common deadly diseases to spread rapidly through survivor camps and shelters is Cholera. 

Learning how cholera works and how it effects people during times of disaster can save lives through prevention ...

Find out how to avoid it and how treat it.

Posted in Information & Idea's, Emergency Supplies - Personal Hygiene & Sanitation

07July

Using your toilet when there is no water to flush it with.....

 

Not pleasant, but potentially useful...

Emergency toilet use without flush ability.

Turn off water.

Line pot with trash bag. Have a pail of wood ash, quicklime, kitty litter or sawdust available so that after each duty is done, the offender can sprinkle a liberal amount over it. This will keep the stench down. Finally, when the bag is filled up 2/3 the volume of the bowl, add a good amount of quicklime, wood ash or use dirt with a little bit of a chlorine solution sprayed in it. Seal bag, replace.

 

Posted in Emergency Supplies - Personal Hygiene & Sanitation

07July

10 Diseases That Will Become Far More Common After a Major Disaster

 

Here are ten diseases that will make their presence felt after a major, long term disaster, be it war, societal collapse or in some cases even an economic downturn. Click the link to find much more detail about each disease.

Posted in Information & Idea's, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Information, Emergency Supplies - Personal Hygiene & Sanitation

07July

Washing Clothes without power.....

There is always laundry to do....... this is a great idea to have handy when the power goes out or if you are traveling.  Convenient and easily stored.

Posted in Information & Idea's, Emergency Supplies - Personal Hygiene & Sanitation

31August

After a Disaster or Emergency - Guidelines for the Management of Acute Diarrhea After a Disaster

Increased incidence of acute diarrhea may occur in post-disaster situations where access to electricity, clean water, and sanitary facilities are limited. In addition, usual hygiene practices may be disrupted and healthcare seeking behaviors may be altered.

Posted in How to ....., Emergency Supplies - Personal Hygiene & Sanitation

30August

After a Disaster or Emergency - Sanitation and Hygiene

Personal Hygiene and Handwashing After a Disaster or Emergency

Good basic personal hygiene and handwashing are critical to help prevent the spread of illness and disease. Clean, safe running water is essential for proper hygiene and handwashing.

Posted in Water, Emergency Preparedness - Information, Emergency Supplies - Personal Hygiene & Sanitation, Emergency Supplies - Water

30August

After a Disaster or Emergency - Septic and Wastewater Concerns

Septic Systems

A well-maintained and constructed septic system will better withstand the stresses of heavy rains or flooding. Regular inspection is necessary to ensure proper functioning.

Posted in Establishing Household Water Security, Emergency Preparedness - Information, Emergency Supplies - Personal Hygiene & Sanitation

27August

After a Disaster or Emergency - Safe Food - Resources

Food and Water Safety and Hand Hygiene Resources

Here you will find Educational material and printable posters, flyers, stickers, cards for helping people after a disaster or emergency...

Posted in Food, Emergency Preparedness - Information, Emergency Supplies - Food and Cooking, Emergency Supplies - Information, Emergency Supplies - Personal Hygiene & Sanitation, Emergency Supplies - Water

11August

10 Diseases That Will Become Far More Common After a Major Disaster

 

Here are ten diseases that will make their presence felt after a major, long term disaster, be it war, societal collapse or in some cases even an economic downturn. Click the link to find much more detail about each disease.

Posted in Information & Idea's, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Information, Emergency Supplies - Personal Hygiene & Sanitation

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