Thus, you are knowledgeable about how to survive in the wild. But do you possess the abilities required for urban survival? Catastrophe can happen at any place, any time. You must prepare for the most extreme situation of a structured metropolitan environment transforming into a horrifying experience if you want to survive.
You probably visit a city very often even if you don’t reside there. The battle for life will be most intense in metropolitan areas, where more than 50% of the planet’s population currently resides. The reality is that not all of us can afford to leave for a rural escape to withstand a crisis. We’ll have to continue fighting in the urban surrounding.
Sounds of havoc on the streets, there is no water supply, and the stores have been looted by a crowd. Furthermore, there is no electricity. The realm of urban survival is yours to explore.
Living through a calamity that can continue for months is what can happen in the city. Urban environments are heavily inhabited, and supplies can soon become few. This is what makes it all so terrifying. Obtaining resources becomes more difficult as a result. Furthermore, in such situations, you cannot count on the critical infrastructure to be up and running.
In a metropolis, it is impossible to stay away from people. In actuality, tragedies tend to bring out the best in people. But if the order collapses, there will definitely be some individuals who will do whatever is possible to stay safe and alive. That might force you to confront violence while trying to survive in a city.
The majority of survival techniques useful in the wild, like creating a fire, making a shelter, etc., would be ineffective in such a situation.
This is the first article in the Urban Surviving series. Today, we are going to learn about what to do if the city’s sewage system is turned off and garbage collection stops.
People tend to ignore things that disgust them. Because of such a psychological “blind spot”, for example, we sometimes forget what a luxury it really is that our garbage is constantly taken out, and the impurities escape through the pipes. But what if one day the work of all these services stops? Will we be able to take on all these unpleasant routine procedures? We have selected for you some tips on how to survive in a garbage apocalypse.
In some houses, people burn their garbage. This can be a way out in certain situations, but it does not have the role of a universal solution. Just like digging a giant garbage pit near the house. All this can work somewhere in the countryside, but not in the case of urban residential quarters.
You need to learn to separate the garbage. First of all, divide it into dry and wet. Cardboard food packaging, empty bottles and containers, and everything else that can be reused should go in the dry trash. Put away the packed and washed containers where they will be clean and dry. All the remaining dry trash should be compactly placed in a bucket or box and put aside until you need its contents again. If there is no food remaining, then this part of the garbage will not smell and attract mice, rats, and other rodents.
Leftover food, spoiled food, and other wet garbage will definitely attract rodents and pose a health threat when they begin to decompose. Wet garbage must be dealt with in a timely and reliable manner. If there is such an opportunity, then the garbage can be burned in a small barrel or pit in the backyard. It is also possible to disinfect and deodorize the garbage and put it aside until it becomes possible to completely get rid of it. Another way is to put the garbage in a sealable container, sprinkle it with bleach and cover it with ash (or any other odor-killing substance that is resistant to bacteria and mold).
Absence of sewage
The situation when your toilet and bathroom stop working poses a potential threat to you and your family. Prepare toilet buckets. There are numerous plastic buckets in supermarkets these days.
In addition, you will need absorbent material, which has to be sprinkled with the contents of the bucket after each use, and secondly, an air freshener. Wood ash combines both qualities. The absorbent can be moss or finely cut paper (including toilet paper), and bleach can serve as a deodorant. It is also necessary to thoroughly disinfect your hands. When the bucket is full, close it tightly with a lid, write “human waste” on it with a marker and take it out to a place where animals will not reach it and it will not be washed away by floods. When the situation normalizes, take this waste to the landfill.
These simple tips will help you survive the garbage apocalypse and the absence of sewage in the city. But, as always, we hope you won’t need them. Stay safe!