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One could dig two (or more??) graves now. Cover them with plywood. If later when the ground is frozen we incur casualties we could dispose of the bodies properly. Or you might just whistle a happy tune and not worry and be happy!!
-- Vlad (Strelok60@yahoo.com), November 20, 1999
It's too late to dig anything where we are. Where were you last summer when we needed some digging help :-) ?
-- BigDog (BigDog@duffer.com), November 20, 1999.
I think digging for a pit toilet is reasonable. I'm not getting too enthusiastic about taking casualties.
This must be the ultimate Doomer prep.
-- gene (email@example.com), November 20, 1999.
holy cow! you have become obsessed (dont' worry so have i). you need to take a brief vacation. i would say if you dig the pits in your back yard you can almost virtually bet that they will be filled. probably some poor schlep or maybe even the meter reader will fall into them, then you will have a body on your hands. i can just picture my poor neighbors if i went out and dug a grave here in the suburbs. hey to be really efficient, i would even put the headstone or cross marker up too. :-)
-- tt (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 22, 1999.
Have you ever tried to dig a proper grave by hand? It won't do to just dig a shallow hole, it really does need to be at least four or five feet deep with six feet being the traditional depth. That's quite a hole.
Unless you're just sure you're going to take casualties I think pre-dug graves is a bit over the top. If it's cold enough to freeze the ground to the point you can't dig it's cold enough to keep a body from spoiling too much until spring.
Even the most hard-core survivalists I know don't keep ready-made graves on hand.
The Prudent Food Storage FAQ, v3.5
-- A.T. Hagan (email@example.com), November 22, 1999.