Wednesday, September 9, 2015

REFUGEES AND SANITATION

NO COUNTRY IS PREPARED TO OFFER SANITATION TO REFUGEES being allowed to resettle. 3 global economists predict that in 10 years there could be as many as 200 million refugees ...ON THE MOVE ...as wars lack of water lack of food lack of jobs etc. continue to drive them to some OTHER PLACE. We at TENT TOILET GLOBAL HAVE A SOLUTION! LEADERS ...TENT TOILET GLOBAL has a solution that makes sense. 

You hand every forth grownup a TOILET KIT that allows them IMMEDIATE SANITATION ...and this solution passes the responsibility for dealing with the human body waste to the user ...AGAIN ...the user deals with their own body wastes. YOU DO NOT NEED TO ARRANGE FOR TRUCKS to haul body waste away ...nor do you have to dig latrines which are potentially a catastrophic health concern. In Haiti - it wasn't long before typhus and cholera began destroying lives and creating a health issue for the entire population. 

We can provide CONTAINERS of toilet kits ...20 foot or 40 foot. A single TENT TOILET KIT provides sanitation for up to 4 people - and includes wet wipes (rather than toilet paper - which isn't the best in disaster situations) and collection bags (plastic) which can be disposed of in a pit or dumpster. People do not have to go anywhere to relief themselves. The TENT TOILET easily sets up in --- well --- a tent. It's there at 3 am with a crying baby suffering from dysentery ...It's there for the incontinent ...It's there to provide some sort of order when people are on the move ...or must be settled in some open field or park.   

CONTACT: marchusgroup@me.com FOR MORE INFORMATION. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

THE ANGRY WORLD-CITIZEN Has Invented a Highly Portable Toilet For EMERGENCY SANITATION

STOP digging latrines! Stop I say! If you want to introduce disease to a population build public latrines. Stop doing this! EVERY country [for a relatively small amount of money] can have a few containers of my toilet kits at the ready. That's right ...a single 20 foot container can take care of the toilet needs of more than 12,000 people. Do the math: 5 containers would support the toilet needs of upwards of 65,000 people. The container arrives at the scene ...responders hand them out ...INSTANT SANITATION. 

Fact: latrines are death-dealing zones in every refugee camp ...Google the Haiti quake of 2004. Cholera and typhoid began to develop within a few days of building the latrines. Result: critical health problems to add to physical displacement disillusionment disorientation etc. Bad PR leaders ...Bad PR. When tourism tanks it takes millions of dollars pesos Euros yuan etc. with it - does it not?

Fact: You hand every fourth (4th) adult victim one of my toilet kits and they become responsible for handling their own waste. Each toilet kit will support the toilet needs of 4 people. The country hit with the emergency (quake tsunami manmade) disaster will not have to create a means of trucking waste nor supplying labor to dig latrines etc. Each person learns quickly how to be responsible for their own waste. They set up the toilet ...they insert a bag ...when finished they tie a knot in the bag ...they then carry the bag to a pit or dumpster etc ...and there ends the possibility of the spread of disease. Every victim has their dignity restored with this simple sanitation solution. LEADERS this is the kind of PR you want.

Fact: In hospitals human feces is handled as TOXIC WASTE. In a few ounces of human feces are billions of bacteria and viruses. I mean it is human waste right?

Fact: My toilet is simple to set up - just 4 snaps - a 6-year-old child can set it up easily. The base folds relatively flat ...the seat folds around the base ...the base folds out into a hexagon shape which although only weighing 9 ounces easily supports 260 pound people. 

I'm an Angry World-Citizen because leaders are too busy with lesser problems ...sanitation is a big problem during an emergency disaster. A BIG PROBLEM that I have solved. If you want to talk about my solution ...email me at: marchusgroup@me.com. ARRR!!




Wednesday, July 17, 2013

TALKING ABOUT PREPARING AND ACTUALLY PREPARING 2 UNIQUELY DIFFERENT THINGS WHEN IT COMES TO DISASTER PREPAREDNESS


Through this BLOG I've tried to introduce to the world a way to think about preparing for disasters - natural or manmade. The most successful invention in history was the flush toilet. Why? It literally stopped a number of diseases that came from contact with human feces. Hospitals deal with human feces as TOXIC WASTE. Those who claim to be disaster relief planners need to take a totally new approach to preparedness. 

First responders need to have a sanitation solution with them. Again - first responders need to bring a sanitation solution with them. Some means of alleviating the problem of people having to eliminate their body wastes on the ground or in some alley or out in some field. If all you think about is digging latrines you don't solve the problem: managing human body waste. The object is to keep human body waste away from disaster victims. Not to force them to cope with your solution of simply having a place to eliminate their body waste. Wilderness Toilet Company offers a real solution: HAND EVERY FORTH GROWNUP VICTIM A WILDERNESS TOILET KIT (See video).

Two things happen immediately when you hand a victim a toilet kit. 1) They're given the responsibility to dispose of their own body wastes. All you need do is provide them a receptacle such as a large garbage unit (which can be picked up and replaced with a clean one) or a pit (which you can cover over when it reaches a certain capacity and then dig another). The WILDERNESS TOILET KIT is a dry toilet system and requires none of the precious water needed for drinking and personal toiletries. If you bring in a number of ports-potties you've now taken upon yourself the problem of disposal. Port-a-potties demand a great deal of water to merely flush them out. Forget "cleaning" them. Our way allows responders and others to concentrate on helping victims feeding them clothing them etc.

Finally - many first responders have told us that if they just had some means of helping mothers cope with sanitation quickly - much of the human suffering would be significantly lessened. Now you must admit this isn't rocket science (to use an old cliche). This is pure common sense. 

To reach us simply send an email to: marchusgroup@me.com and we'll get back to you immediately.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

PUTTING IN PLACE DISASTER SANITATION A FIRST STEP IN DEVELOPING A REAL DISASTER RELIEF INDUSTRY. HERE'S WHAT IS NEEDED GLOBALLY


I’ve written about this enigma again and again.  And I still get requests to write about it more deeply.  Let’s go down the rabbit hole.  An INDUSTRY is an established form of commercial activity - aka - “THE TOURIST INDUSTRY” - the “TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY.” etc.  People work in an industry everyday.  Not so with the “disaster relief” folk.
When a disaster occurs - say a quake - those charged with assisting the victims - let’s call the “disaster relief specialists” - pick up the phone and begin the process of finding out what resources are available.  Obviously - if disaster relief were an “industry” they’d already know what was available.  Which brings us to this:  WHY DOESN’T THE U.N. ORGANIZE A DISASTER RELIEF INDUSTRY?
Here’s the reason: the U.N. doesn’t have the will.  And I don’t think they have the skill sets necessary to do it right.  For one thing - they don't seem to reach out to companies that know what they're doing - and they don't seem to understand that all the relief provisions would have to be mobile.  Where the provisions are located would have to be coordinated with geologists and weather experts.  Clearly - there are places on planet earth that can be documented as having REOCCURRING DISASTERS - and they would get first priority on the provisions.

Friday, April 6, 2012

MAJOR QUAKES AFFECT THE WHOLE PLANET AND COST UNTOLD BILLIONS


Few outside those who monitor their effects globally realize how big quakes affect the whole planet.  Often for years.  It may be hard to believe - but the massive quake in Japan occurred over a year ago this past March 11.  Intense shaking.  A massive tsunami.  Japan’s coastline suffered widespread damage.  As far back as Japan has kept records - this was the BIGGEST.  The quake was so powerful it altered the Earth’s gravity.  This single quake was greater than the power of 50,000 hydrogen bombs.  
The quake ruptured along the seafloor off the coast of the Tohoku region.  Huge cracks were ripped along the seafloor for miles.  Drop an egg on the floor.  Take a look at the damage.  You’ll get a feel for what happened to Mother Earth last year on March 11 in Japan.  The many large quakes that have occurred over the last decade do not seem to be connected to some pattern of disaster - but rather simply the random volatility of the Earth itself.  
What is driven home is how tiny and puny man is in the scheme of things.  This tiny creature roaming about.  A creature that tends to act bigger than he is - is brought down to Earth as it were when one of these babies goes off.  Micro quakes were felt in Taiwan - Alaska - central California.  All those fault lines reverberating as if the strings on a violin.  TWANG!  And the vibrations are felt all over the world.  People moved around like sponges on a plate.  Even in Cuba the buildings swayed.  Cabbies pulled over to the curb.  “What’s going on?” 
Other tremors were felt in such diverse places as central Nebraska and central Arkansas - even near Beijing.  The quake even effected the flow of glaciers in Antarctica.  This was detected by GPS stations located on the ice.  The quake in Japan was so powerful it slightly thinned the Earth’s crust enough to cause a reduction in the local gravity field.  The planet’s rotation sped up because the quake accelerated the Earth’s spin.  Imagine that.  
NATIONS REFUSE TO SPEND ON PREPARATION FOR DISASTERS

Nations would rather pay the hundreds of billions of dollars to repair and restore than to spend a few million to prepare.  As I’ve written again and again - there is no disaster relief industry.  None.  You cannot have a disaster relief industry if you don’t have in place the relief needed in the first place.  What happens is that disaster relief becomes an ad hoc enterprise.  A disaster occurs and people ascribed to disaster relief concerns hit the phones to see “what’s available.”  Usually the pickings are slim.  

Thursday, March 8, 2012

ARE WE GETTING BETTER AT PREDICTING QUAKES?


One year after Japan's earthquake warning system was put to its sternest real-world test - U.S. researchers have built a system that could provide the same type of advance alerts for quake-prone California — the only problem is that they can't afford to get it ready for prime time.
"I've got a system that works in my office," said Thomas Heaton, director of Caltech's Earthquake Engineering Research Laboratory. "It works for maybe 100 of us who are prototyping the system. It's been a grassroots effort where a number of scientists have cobbled it together as a demonstration project. But to turn it into a system where literally 50 million Americans would have everything linked into it? It's not ready for that."
The California network, known as Earthquake Early Warning or ShakeAlert  - has been in development since long before the magnitude-9.0 quake and tsunami that swept over Japan last March 11. It operates much like the Japanese network does: Readings from about 400 seismic monitoring stations around California are processed on a real-time basis, and when a quake is detected, computer software figures out how long it will take seismic waves to reach your location.
The system takes advantage of the fact that two types of seismic waves emanate from the epicenter: The first waves to arrive are primary waves, or P waves, which are followed by slower secondary waves, or S waves. The S waves, which travel through Earth's crust at a speed of about 2 miles per second, produce more up-and-down motion and tend to be more damaging. The P waves serve as precursors, enabling experts to estimate the intensity and arrival time for the S waves that will follow.

Monday, January 9, 2012

THE FLUSH TOILET: THE GREATEST INVENTION IN HUMAN HISTORY


I just concluded a series of exchanges (if they can be called that) with some people in the Philippines.  Massive flooding has displaced thousands.  They’re putting victims up in schools and other places. . .that do not have near enough toilets to provide sanitation for thousands of people. . .for weeks. . .months. . .even years.  
I tried to tell them there’s not such thing as a DISASTER RELIEF INDUSTRY.  Disaster relief is always provided ad hoc.  Phone calls are made to “see what's available.”  In Haiti. . .somebody sent a container of rubber boots.  They had a quake not a flood.  Another sent a container of significantly expired packaged food.  “Hey. . .I got a tax deduction coming. . .right?”  
Ever been excited at seeing one of these?

They decided to purchase porta-potties in China.  They had no idea they were suddenly going to be in the “poop-handling” business.  Or that it takes as much as 200 gallons of water to clean a porta-potty.  That you need trucks and a place to clean the porta-potties out.  Few are really cleaned.  Most are full of bacteria from the day they’re set in their nice tidy rows.  These types of toilets. . .the cabana style. . .were designed for short-term events.  People use them with great care.  At a music concert.  A construction site.  Whatever.  But when you have the scope of flooding experienced in the Philippines. . .you must think LONG-TERM relief.
THE WILDERNESS TOILET KIT IS THE LONG-TERM SANITATION SOLUTION FOR DISASTER VICTIMS

As you know. . .those of you who read this blog. . .I don’t shy away from talking about poop and pee.  Why?  Because although it’s an embarrassment in our existence. . .we all must poop and pee. . .or die.  We must get rid of the wastes in our body.  There is no choice.  So. . .everyone poops and pees and it creates a mess everywhere on the planet.  It also produces A NUMBER OF HAZARDS TO OUR HEALTH.  In many hospitals. . .poop is considered a “biohazardous material” and is carried (when necessary to carry) in red bags clearly marked “Biohazardous material.”
For centuries. . .before the flush toilet. . .now voted by experts as the “Greatest invention in human history”. . .people used some sort of outhouse.  They dug a hole and put a small covered shack above it. . .usually with one or more holes cut in a piece of wood.  Winter. . .didn’t matter.  You went to the outhouse to poop and pee.  Now. . .in many parts of the world we have the flush toilet.  And with it. . . something amazing has occurred. . .people stopped dying of diseases encased in human poop.  Cholera and typhus and other diseases run rampant around latrines and other places where the public comes in contact with the Other’s poop.

In Haiti. . .as cholera now moves south. . .they keep finding poop under the fingernails of children.  Many of whom have already contracted the disease.  You die of cholera by losing body fluids.  In the makeshift facilities where doctors are trying to save people dying of cholera. . .they cut a hole in the cot. . .so the fluids can drain out to a pan beneath it.  The odors are beyond comprehension.  And still authorities insist on repeating this process over and over and over.