Obit magazine shares an article that discusses a difficult subject not only for preppers but for financially struggling families.
When a person passes, it is a normal for relatives to find it difficult to accept. Seeing, touching and spending time with the deceased offers family members an opportunity to touch their relative and say goodbye. It is also a confirmatory process which aids acceptance.
Here is a article that describes how to lay out a body at home:
The funeral industry did not emerge until after the Civil War when the process of embalming became widespread and more accepted by the general public. Before the mid-19th century, the dead were often displayed in the family home in the “parlor,” hence the term “funeral parlor” that is still in use today.
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