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the shit hitting the fan (fwd)



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> Date: Sat, 5 Dec 1998 06:00:13 +0100
> From: Anonymous <[email protected]>
> Subject: the shit hitting the fan

> At 02:48 PM 12/4/98 -0600, Igor Chudov @ home wrote:
> >Even flushing toilets is not necessary as anyone can shit outside.
> >
> >I am speaking out of personal experiences, living with water outages
> >while we were in the Russian countryside. It was no big deal, period.
> 
> Moron.  At a low population density you can do anything, burn wood, leaded
> gas,
> etc., no problem.
> 
> LA has 1e7 people who shit about a kilo per day.  Compute the volume of that
> after a week.

It's not the raw volume that's critical but rather the percentage of the
average personal space per inhabitant versus how much to store a weeks
worth. For the average person storing a weeks worth of solid waste in a
platic bag with bleach, lye, or similar material is reasonable.

I've gone on long duration camping trips of about a weeks length and the
storing and portage costs are not excessive (having a boat or horse helps
move it around).


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