Death, Burial and Cremation

Cremation ServiceThe death of a loved one is a devastating experience for any family. No one would want to lose a dear friend or a cherished family member. Suffering from the loss of a loved one is indeed a very painful experience and without a doubt, this will bring sadness to family and friends. However, people believe that death is just the beginning of a new life – the start of a new journey. Many people believe in the afterlife – a life of eternal bliss and happiness that is experienced after one’s death.Of course, it would be hard at first to let go of an important person in your life. At first, it may be difficult to accept a great loss and to overcome a great sorrow, but time will heal all wounds.

Giving a loved one the proper farewell helps you to accept what has happened and lets you have closure. A funeral is commonly held by family and friends to mourn the loss of a loved one and eventually, to move on.There are many different types of burying the dead all over the world. This practice has been observed for thousands of years even in the prehistoric ages. Evidence dates back to one hundred thousand years ago and up until now, this solemn ceremony is done by many people across the world.

The Main Reason for Human Burial

There are many different reasons why we bury the dead. From the prehistoric ages where human life was lived in simple means, humans began to evolve and think differently in the modern age, hence, now, there are many underlying reasons to these practices. These reasons may vary by culture, tradition, society and belief around the world but the most common reason for this practice is human respect. Leaving a corpse lying around would mean that wild animals and scavengers will eventually feed on the corpse.

This may mean disrespect for many people. No one would want a family member to be food for beasts and wild creatures. Burying a dead body would allow it to decay underground where no one and nothing would be able to disturb it and will allow the person finally “rest in peace”. The need for closure is also one of the reasons why people bury their dead. The act of burying someone helps say goodbyes and allows family members to forget the pain they have gone through.

Types of Burial

The most common types of burial are natural burial and cremation. These methods are widely used by people all over the world, even those belonging to different cultures and countries.

Natural Burial

Natural burial is the process of burying a dead body into the earth and allowing it to naturally decompose. In this type of ceremony, family members mourn for the dead for a few days and then the dead is buried after the family’s farewell.

Cremation

Cremation is a different method from traditional burials. Many family members may not approve of cremation and see it as a bitter way to bid a family member farewell, while some may see it as a meaningful way for someone to say goodbye. To avoid dispute in the future, these types of matters must be arranged and planned beforehand. Matters must be organized and planned to make things easier in planning for the funeral service.

Cremation

Cremation involves burning of the body of the deceased and then the powdery remains of the bones are left. The ashes are given to the family to be taken care of. The family has the option to bury the remains or to keep it in their possession.

Temporary Habitat Using Storage Containers

There are numerous companies relying on storage containers to build temporary habitat. The strength, durability, low cost and ease of transport of the containers are the main characteristics that attract many people into using them as shelters albeit temporary.

Storage containers come in different sizes and functions. There are refrigerated ones to store frozen foods and perishable supplies that are shipped from one place or one country to another. The refrigerated type is also used to transport huge amounts of medicine and health care products that often require a cold temperature. Then there is the type of container used as temporary shelter or office. This is often the one you see being used to transport goods by land or sea that do not require refrigeration at all.

Containe Storager

Used as shelter, it can be stacked high and still be strong enough to accommodate occupants and furniture. There are modified versions of this kind of container that is being used in many parts of the world today to house students, construction workers, disaster volunteers and office staff. The modified storage containers are equipped with windows for ventilation, stairs and even balconies for those living on upper floors. Dividers can also be made to separate rooms or spaces. Any additional openings required can be done by using a torch or a saw designed to cut through most building materials. Containers can also be joined together to create a bigger space.

The cost of using storage containers as shelters is low. This is another reason why you may be attracted to using them as temporary shelters. However, those that are previously used to ship perishables, medicines and chemicals may need to be sandblasted and cleaned thoroughly to make it habitable. Containers that traveled by sea may contain harmful chemicals that make it durable to withstand rain, salt water and pests. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a lot of time and energy cleaning out old containers if you are looking into using it as a temporary shelter. There are many manufacturers now that make containers free from harmful chemicals.

Containers come in foldable types that are easy to transport and dismantle. They are also made to be assembled in minutes only using less manpower and equipment so you can have your shelter in no time. Some models of these foldable containers can be transferred from one area to another without you having to dismantle the unit. This will save you a good deal of effort taking everything out and putting them back in after the transfer.

Standard-ContainerThese models have provisions at their bases so that forklifts can easily lift and relocate the units.Construction of ordinary shelters is time-consuming. The materials you will need and the manpower you would require will cost you a lot of money just to build a shelter that you would temporarily need. It may not be worth all the trouble. You would also need building permits that you can only obtain after submission of plans, sketches, other numerous technical documentation required, and inspection. Portable and foldable containers will save you time in obtaining any permits required and maybe you don’t need them at all depending on your area and purpose for the temporary shelter.

Storage containers are used widely in disaster relief operations where there is immediate need for temporary shelters. They are used as clinics or first-aid stations for the sick and wounded. Those that lost their homes from floods or hurricane can also be temporarily accommodated in these containers. They can live comfortably while their houses are being rebuilt. Maybe some would choose to have a container as their permanent mobile home so they can move places whenever there is an impending disaster.