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Friday, January 15, 2010

Ultra Simple Solutions for Haitian Disaster

Emergency plans for water, sanitation and housing for Haiti might look like this:

Water Filter from Top to Bottom"
  1. Unfiltered water
  2. Sand
  3. Charcoal
  4. Gravel
  5. Spout and collector for filtered water
  6. Boil filtered water at a rolling boil for 3 to 20 minutes
Sanitation/Three composting heaps:
  1. Heap currently being added to, containing waste, leaves, grass clippings, sawdust
  2. Heap resting and sanitizing for a full year
  3. Heap that has sanitized for a full year and is now being used in gardens
  1. Rectangular earth or sand bag walls, covered with tarps and a few wood rafters.
  2. Yurt style, circular, earth or sand bag walls, covered with tarps and rafters, with yurt style roof.
  3. Ultra simple yurts: see
Just remember, Haiti may just be first in the batting order. If food prices sky rocket, because of current northern hemisphere crop failures from winter freezes, the dollar will fail and we will be sending aid to ourselves.

1 comment:

  1. It would make sense to boil the filtered water for twenty minutes at a rolling boil in most areas of the the world, before drinking