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07-04-2011 06:06 PM
bltjr1951
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Originally Posted by tankman1989 View Post
Dump it in a compost bucket or throw it away in the trash (like diapers).
SHTF, where's the trash bin?
07-04-2011 02:19 AM
tankman1989 Take a bucket 5 gal is good (best with lid) and cut out a section like that which you see on a toilet seat, leaving room on the sides & back to rest legs & butt. If you do this to the bucket itself, then turn the bucket so this part is up and sit right down. $2 toilet (or free after a large paint job. If it has a lid, you can get a more comfortable seat by putting the lid on and cutting the hole in that - this way you can crap in the bucket (throw leaves, saw dust, wood chips, what-have-ya (shredded paper, etc). You can also line the bucket with a thick bag. Dump it in a compost bucket or throw it away in the trash (like diapers). You can also cut the bottom of this out so that you are crapping on the ground (dig a hole about 1ft deep first 100 yards from any body of water - you DO NOT want human diseases getting into the water supply, it is not pretty!).

Total cost is either Free if you work with things that use a 5 gal bucket or $2.50 for on at Lowes or HD, add $1 for a lid.
07-04-2011 12:20 AM
Bug Out Nation
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Originally Posted by Domindart View Post
well, Ive been contemplating this... I would buy it in a heartbeat if it wasnt $90 bucks. I supose I could go a cheaper route and buy a bucket seat or something but If ur going to make it more convenient, get a nice outside toilet, or just bend over in a hole. I dont remember ever having to do this while camping, but I havent camped that much... Im trying to keep things as enjoyable as possible on my road trip.

what do u prefer?

This is the one I am looking at:

http://www.rei.com/product/662980/cl...nmental-toilet
They have a virtually identical toilet in the camping section at Wal-Mart for about $30.
06-30-2011 11:29 PM
Domindart I think the bags, well the bags linked here are biodegradable..?
06-30-2011 09:21 AM
ChadTower Maybe they were put there against their will!

06-30-2011 12:04 AM
swen_out_west
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Originally Posted by Skyjump136 View Post
Don't count on it newbie.
That's my point I don't know your background and you don't know mine. Time on this site doesn't mean diddly, except it seems that the longer you are here the more chance of you becoming rude and full of yourself. (Not everybody of course)
Oh wait, I've read your posts as far back as I can go, you started that way

But I know that I grew up with an outhouse, no sewer or septic system(gray water was used for watering) until I was 14 (It was my chore to spread Lime, since I was 8). And then I lived 3 years in my early 20's in the backwoods in a shack with no water or sewer.

Some of us weren't born with a silver spoon and a family island
06-29-2011 11:54 PM
Skyjump136
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Originally Posted by swen_in_ca View Post
As for outhouses I have probably spread lime into the pit more times then you have ever even used one.
Don't count on it newbie.

The family island has plenty of water...and an outhouse as the only poo option. The ranch is septic system. Try again. And 20 lbs seems a bit much for only 5 days.
06-29-2011 08:28 PM
swen_out_west
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Originally Posted by Skyjump136 View Post
I agree - in the woods you're better off digging a hole. But we're not talking about a camping trip here (btw, it still amazes me how many people think preparedness = camping).
And it amazes me the amount of people that are one or the other. If you aren't set up for both then you aren't prepared. I was just making an example of not needing the fancy stuff. As for outhouses I have probably spread lime into the pit more times then you have ever even used one.

I don't need an outhouse anymore I'm on my own septic. And the water system is set up on it's own solar/battery system with another 3600 gallon water tank being installed next month, that put's me up to 10,800 gals. What's your water capacity? Also next month I plan on spending 5 days out in the sierra's with a daypack. Only 20 pounds of gear maximum. Want to come with?
06-29-2011 08:27 PM
yappat
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Originally Posted by Skyjump136 View Post
Bury them...once a week. Better to go out once per week under the cover of darkness to dispose of poo than be caught outside EVERYDAY (possibly multiple times) with your pants down.
I still think I would go with the sawdust/humanure method. The thought of burying all that plastic just bothers me.
06-29-2011 07:38 PM
pendragon I'll add this also: in a situation where someone's suffering from GI symptoms (perhaps due to mere stress, IBS, or some sort of infection), it's not as easy for them to squat over a log as it is for someone who's healthy. Things aren't going to be as neat and compact, if you get my drift. "Bathroom" trips may also need to be made multiple times per day, so locating a bucket toilet someplace more convenient (maybe warmer?) would be a godsend. It's worth throwing a clean bucket, a seat, and some bags in with the preps. A few bags of lime might be worth while too, if you're bugging in.
06-29-2011 07:33 PM
kissey0 hey op
bought this at $114 i gotta have my toilet!!!! my wife just rolls her eyes
06-29-2011 05:36 PM
Skyjump136
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OK what do you do with all those bags full of poop? Better to just dig a hole or use the sawdust method.
Bury them...once a week. Better to go out once per week under the cover of darkness to dispose of poo than be caught outside EVERYDAY (possibly multiple times) with your pants down.
06-29-2011 05:25 PM
Buffy
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I agree - in the woods you're better off digging a hole. But we're not talking about a camping trip here (btw, it still amazes me how many people think preparedness = camping).

Temporary/portable enzyme toilets make a lot of sense for use when bugging IN. Think about a time when sewer systems have been shut down and you are still in your home. In addition to maintaining good hygeine a portable toilet will help you stay close to your supplies, maintain OPSEC, and not be caught outside with your pants down.
And since it can be used several times rendering the contents to a liquid it can be emptied into the toilet and flushed with a single bucket of water if you have a septic system.
06-29-2011 05:22 PM
Skyjump136
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Originally Posted by ChadTower View Post
We used to just dig a 3' or so hole behind a fallen tree. Sit on the tree with your butt over the hole and get it done. Then throw some dirt over the mess. Do this maybe 50 yards from camp. My god if anyone had suggested a bucket fit toilet seat my grandfather would have told them to take their fancy bucket and... well... crap in it.
I agree - in the woods you're better off digging a hole. But we're not talking about a camping trip here (btw, it still amazes me how many people think preparedness = camping).

Temporary/portable enzyme toilets make a lot of sense for use when bugging IN. Think about a time when sewer systems have been shut down and you are still in your home. In addition to maintaining good hygeine a portable toilet will help you stay close to your supplies, maintain OPSEC, and not be caught outside with your pants down. When all of your neighbors are crapping in the yard next door and $h!t is flowing down the street you'll at least have a bit of privacy and cleanliness.

Also, if you are bugging out by car for any distance I'd rather have the option of a portable toilet. I don't want to be caught on the roadside or a stranger's private property in a compromised condition...
06-29-2011 05:02 PM
swen_out_west Never had it happen (support it across two close trees). Point is: this was before all the cool gadgets to buy. He taught me the number #1 rule of outdoorsman/survivalist: improvise and adapt. But at the same time no sense roughing it all the time.
06-29-2011 04:56 PM
ChadTower Haha, make sure you get those poles right, because that's one setup you don't want collapsing on you!
06-29-2011 04:54 PM
swen_out_west For 15 yrs in the 70's & 80's my dad would take me on a hunting trip in the middle of nowhere for 10 days. He would always bring a handful of nails and a old toilet seat. With some poles and the seat over a quickly dug hole, you would have a porta-potty within 5 minutes.
06-29-2011 04:47 PM
ChadTower We used to just dig a 3' or so hole behind a fallen tree. Sit on the tree with your butt over the hole and get it done. Then throw some dirt over the mess. Do this maybe 50 yards from camp. My god if anyone had suggested a bucket fit toilet seat my grandfather would have told them to take their fancy bucket and... well... crap in it.
06-29-2011 03:47 PM
EmergencyEssentials Here is a link to the smaller size bags that are perfect for use in the buckets with a toilet lid. They are intended for more than one use.

These larger bags are big enough that you can use them in your toilet at home if you don't have enough water to flush the toilet.
06-29-2011 09:16 AM
yappat OK what do you do with all those bags full of poop? Better to just dig a hole or use the sawdust method.
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