posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 02:49 AM
extracted from my E booklet
If you think the greatest risk to your groups continued existence is going to be starvation or violence then you are very much off the mark, it will
more likely be a failure of your hygiene protocols that kill off most of you and the bulk of the countries population. Sanitation failure, bugs, food
poisoning, rodents, disease (common ones more so than exotic ones) will kill more than any other reason.
If you need to be paranoid about anything post collapse then it should be hygiene, hygiene in the home / retreat, hygiene in the kitchen, hygiene when
coming into contact with strangers or late arriving group members.
In a crisis for example economic collapse you will need to consider the following protocols.
Patrols to fill in and disinfect all pools / ponds/ puddles that are not used by the group for a large around the retreat.
No footwear or clothes that have been used in patrolling/ foraging / agricultural work / cesspit digging to be allowed anywhere near the kitchen or
food prep / storage areas.
Anyone on kitchen / food prep duties who leaves the work area must wash again before re-entering the work area, especially if going for personal
All toilet habits must finish with a good wash with hibiscrub or similar disinfectant.
No one with so much as a sniffle to be allowed near the kitchen / food prep storage areas during the first 6 months of the crisis.
All visitors / late arrivals to be quarantined for 10 days during first 6 months of crisis.
All suspicious food sources (old tins etc) to be treated with absolute caution (food taster volunteers!)
Internal cleaning of the home / retreat to be of a standard that would satisfy conditions for an operating theatre or strive to be as hygienic as
Washing and cleaning of clothes, crockery and pottery that ensures sterilisation be adopted every day during the first year of the crisis.
All waste foods that are not being recycled / composted to be buried in a way that rodents and animals can not dig them up.
All rodents, squirrels, and scavenging types of wildlife to be eradicated within a 500 yd radius of the home / retreat if possible.
All cesspits to be limed and filled in every two weeks.
All used bandages, dressings, nappies, sanitary products to be treated as though they are lethal and must be incinerated.
All water for consumption and personal hygiene MUST be boiled or chemically treated, never presume anything about the quality of water.
All fruit and vegetables must be washed with clean water.
The above suggestions are by no means complete and it’s your own responsibility to ensure that high levels of hygiene are maintained, I suggest that
any member of your group who chooses to ignore your hygiene protocols be dealt with as though he were a mass murderer.
An outbreak of flu is an inconvenience to you now whilst you are healthy, but post collapse it will kill your young, your weak and old folk, Imagine
what an outbreak of dysentery or gastro enteritis will do to your groups integrity, Measles, mumps, TB are going to crucify those who don't maintain
their health and hygiene protocols.
Please don't forget that post collapse most forms of wildlife will be a risk to your group especially if rabies travels down the channel tunnel. The
hairy tailed tree rat (grey squirrel) is as big a disease carrier as the brown rat, and don't forget feral dogs and cats they will have been feeding
of all sorts of unpleasant carrion.
Post collapse most cute furry things are not to be trusted.