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Re: When you got to go

Postby bobhenry » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:15 am

The spring gathering was almost a no go for me. Rather than try and cook dinner and load for the gathering we decided to take a short cut. However it turned out that the purchased ready to eat rotisserie chicken was a bit OFF! The next morning there was a traffic jam at the potty. I refused to let the trots stop me from the gathering but was smart enough to go prepared.......

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Armed with the 4x4 first up and the privacy curtains from Chubby I tossed in the little Therford porta potty and a 4 pack of important paper and I was GOOD TO GO!

I am equiping the caboose build with a composting saw dust toilet. It will be a wooden cabinet similar to a cedar chest profile. The Top will open like a blanket chest and then there will be a standard toilet seat with lid. The seat will be mounted to a 5 gallon plastic bucket lid and the matching bucket recessed into the cabinet. The lid will have the center removed and the snap locks cut away to make removal easy. A second lid will be available to snap on with a couple locks still functional for long term periods of unuse or while in transport. To the immediate right and left of the throne will be small bathroom sized waste baskets resessed into the cabinet with small hinged lids for the cover material complete with a small scoop.
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Re: When you got to go

Postby kirkman » Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:13 pm

bobhenry wrote:The spring gathering was almost a no go for me. Rather than try and cook dinner and load for the gathering we decided to take a short cut. However it turned out that the purchased ready to eat rotisserie chicken was a bit OFF! The next morning there was a traffic jam at the potty. I refused to let the trots stop me from the gathering but was smart enough to go prepared.......

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Armed with the 4x4 first up and the privacy curtains from Chubby I tossed in the little Therford porta potty and a 4 pack of important paper and I was GOOD TO GO!

I am equiping the caboose build with a composting saw dust toilet. It will be a wooden cabinet similar to a cedar chest profile. The Top will open like a blanket chest and then there will be a standard toilet seat with lid. The seat will be mounted to a 5 gallon plastic bucket lid and the matching bucket recessed into the cabinet. The lid will have the center removed and the snap locks cut away to make removal easy. A second lid will be available to snap on with a couple locks still functional for long term periods of unuse or while in transport. To the immediate right and left of the throne will be small bathroom sized waste baskets resessed into the cabinet with small hinged lids for the cover material complete with a small scoop.



:thumbsup: :applause: Way to go Bob on the compost toilet they work great. :applause:
Do you have a place at home to compost humanure? Or are you just going to put it in the trash?
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Re: When you got to go

Postby bobhenry » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:30 am

Here is a picture of what I was describing above for the caboose build. Now I just have to build a nice box (chest) around these parts.

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As to the disposal question, I am planning to be as responsible as possible and see it gets to a site porta potty or a state park disposal site. I just can not see flinging poo in the general trash.

If I am able to get the little plot of ground I have my eye on I will have a garden and would then build and maintain a composting pile!
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Re: When you got to go

Postby Wolffarmer » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:03 am

bobhenry wrote:As to the disposal question, I am planning to be as responsible as possible and see it gets to a site porta potty or a state park disposal site. I just can not see flinging poo in the general trash.

If I am able to get the little plot of ground I have my eye on I will have a garden and would then build and maintain a composting pile!


No no, don't put that in a porta pot. As I went to Burning Man last year I now have an advanced degree in porta pots. :shock:

The saying goes "If it don't come out of your body it don't go in the potty" now we all know the sucker trucks can't suck up bottles and such, That is pretty obvious but I found out that even if a material can be sucked up without harming the sucker in the next stage of the process it can. when the truck unloads :lol: it goes over a screen thingy to get small bits out of the sewage stream and if there is to much they can refuse to take any more. That happened at Burning Man one year. They was able to get another place to take their....................what ever and almost got kicked out of there. That would have made the mess they had at the sight even worse than it was. And it was mighty bad.

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Re: When you got to go

Postby kirkman » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:04 am

Bob On another web sights forum they where talking about disposing of human waste in the park dumpster it was brought up that all though gross and not recommended if every one in the camp ground is doing it. That is where baby and adult diapers end up. So as long as you do not have some disease or parasite it would be OK. Now I am no expert on this but it make sense to me.
Buy the way have you seen this web sight. Lots of good info on this type of toilet.
http://humanurehandbook.com/
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Re: When you got to go

Postby droid_ca » Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:43 pm

I thought I'd give this post a bump, I have found another book that shows how to construct a toilet. I'm in the process of designing something similar for my little trailer so I thought I'd share this other book that I found
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Re: When you got to go

Postby slowcowboy » Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:04 pm

when you gotta go you go wheter you got a jon with you are not. and theres not real need to pack a pot with you when you got plenty of them around you.

most campgrounds have a vault toilet and on a road trip theres a gas station.

I am like angie not really needed and not inside the camper to stink the bed up.

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Re: When you got to go

Postby droid_ca » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:54 pm

And yet another one for you to look at this one even has a parts list
http://www.omick.net/composting_toilets ... ersion.htm

slowcowboy wrote:when you gotta go you go wheter you got a jon with you are not. and theres not real need to pack a pot with you when you got plenty of them around you.

most campgrounds have a vault toilet and on a road trip theres a gas station.

I am like angie not really needed and not inside the camper to stink the bed up.

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Slow, some people don't camp in campgrounds and I find it kinda rude to stay in a place for a week or more and just crap it the bush sure in the heat of summer you go out with a shovel and all is good but for winter camping its not the same and it could be rather offensive to do if there is a group of you or if there are children or animals but I totally agree gas stations and campgrounds I'd use those first if given the opportunity but for a middle of the night I'll use my own Image
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Re: When you got to go

Postby S. Heisley » Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:51 pm

Perhaps it should be noted that some animals will eat poop, if it is out in the open/not buried.
Most animals who eat poop are not harmed by that as they have the enzymes to digest much of it; so, they don't get sick like we do.
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Re: When you got to go

Postby slowcowboy » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:34 pm

ever been to a farm or ranch and yea. dogs do what dogs do. done that all there lifes. and still living to be 15 or bettor.

not sure on winter camping.

for me thats just to darn chlly and I will pass.

I do my share of bathroom on a farm and ranch in winter time though.

ever seen the wyoming miricale in a ground blizzard?


never have camped in a campground a week or better so have no clue on that. walk the winds is the longest I been tied into a campspot.

no comments on where I went there or where I do go.

lets just say I can find a place for solids so quick it isnt' funny even at walk the winds there was a fancy out house available.

and it was used.

on the roads its not hard to find a filling station or a walmart or jee any thing.

boat docks. the got the same vaulet toilets as the camp grounds in wyoming.

if your in the bush while your in canada


why not just go?

I don't think your going to have a crowed with you in middle of nowhere

most people with little kids don't go a millon miles into the open moutains or range land to camp!!!!!!!!!!

people with kids camp mostly in campgrounds even in national park campgrounds there are the fancy out houses.

most people with kids dont' go to the same dang spot in the middle of no where to all camp toghether.

you do have gas stations in canda I hope.

and I am sure you got stores with puplic restrooms.

do you have highway department rest stops or truck stops?

here in the states we got rest stops on our highways and we got truckstops.

its all got a puplic restroom.

where do you think truck drivers go bathroom.

its not all in a pop bottle you know!

just for a bit of information not all of it fitts into a pop bottle!!!!!!!!!!!!

where do you think a cowboy goes bathroom?

where do you think a farmer goes bathroom tractors don't have toilets!!!!!!!!!!!

but on the road I can find a toilet any where even in the middle of the wind river moutains far from civalation.

like at walk the winds. them vault toilets are ventable and pretty fancy to me!!!!!!!!!

best of all I don't have to figure out what the heck to do with the wast when I am done.

no hunting for a spot to trow the porta pot or a tash dumpster to rid your self of the smelly cargo!!!!!!!

ever camp with a dog.

heeeee! that sucker will find your smelly cargo and your porta pot!!!!!!!!!

my ranch dogs are not dumb!!!!!!!!!!!

they have a reason they go to the corral and a reason they love to be in the middle of the cow pasture.

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Re: When you got to go

Postby slowcowboy » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:46 pm

middle of the night its easy to find the vault joint.

flashlights don't have to be big to do this.

and if you don't want to be there.

darkness is there for a reason.

but hey. if my gal can up and run to a fancy out house in the middle of the night and 19 campers can at walk the winds 2012.

I really don't find it a problem.

but really its each to his own.

and we all are going to do what we do any ways.

as for me I find no reason to pack smelly cargo with me and its way way to easy to use whats on site.


angie pretty much told me no and she did not put it easy when she told me there will be no pot in the camper or around it.

I have to agrea.

I have done the porta pot to myself a lot of my life and we do it when the plumbings plugged up at home all the time.

i have done it in a camper at work on a ranch job one cold winter.

its a royal pain in the behindy to get rid of the smelly cargo.

for me to use a handy rest stop on a highway or a gas station or walmart. or fancy out house at a boat dock or a national forest campground is way to easy.

I normaly don't pack a porta pot with me when I have no camper with me and I am just traveling in my car.

I take a road trip and its for one day or 2 and I take just my car or a truck to get farm machinery I normaly don't pack a porta pot with me to take a road trip in my car.

so I find its way to easy to potty in the same place i potty with no camper and just my car on a road trip just the same as when I pull my camper and camp!!!!!!!!!

If I am in the bush.

then I am pure legal and being raised in the bush I go and no one but me the rabbits the cows the cotes the deer the antilope know any thing diffrent.

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Re: When you got to go

Postby slowcowboy » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:58 pm

by the way if theres a group of you and kids and amimals all together.
90 times out of hundred

EVEN AT WALK THE WINDS at new fork lakes in pinedale

there is a toilet for puplic use of some sort.

why not grab a flashlight and use it?

it beats what do I do with the smelly cargo.

and know what.

bears love smelly cargo.

porta pots possible could acract bears.

and they do actract yes.

insests.

so

for me its just one more hassle.

and for me the teardrop is end of hassle.

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Re: When you got to go

Postby droid_ca » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:00 pm

S. Heisley wrote:Perhaps it should be noted that some animals will eat poop, if it is out in the open/not buried.
Most animals who eat poop are not harmed by that as they have the enzymes to digest much of it; so, they don't get sick like we do.


That is a habbit I do not want my dogs to pick up :? especially when the lick me
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Re: When you got to go

Postby Bogo » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:16 pm

I don't know why you all are worried about having to go to an outhouse in a campgrounds. :roll: It at least has walls, door, and a smooth seat. It shows up when you put a flashlight beam on it at night. My favorite thrones at campsites are the ones for the camp sites in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area up in MN. They usually have a nice screening of bushes on the sides and back, and a raised dais with the throne on it and they always overlooked a lake. Rarely was there ever any screening in front of them. That would have blocked the view. :lol: The actual materials used were all locally sourced. Highly likely within a few hundred feet of the throne. Even the seat was hewn from local logs. Never needed my shovel to make a cat hole up there. I need to take a trip up there again.
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Re: When you got to go

Postby catinmoon » Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:53 pm

I was going to post on this topic and saw this thread so appreciate the information. we have the luggable loo but so far haven't had to use it, as we've been near pit toilerts. One thing that I often run into is the instruction to use sawdust, which i agree seems a good medium, but if you don't have a carpenter shop where would you get sawdust?

So my question is what other materials are good to use? Cat litter seems heavy -- has anyone tried the shaved wood like you use in a hamster cage? or other ideas? shredded newspaper? probably not real odor absorbent.

Thanks for any ideas, or further discussion on the topic. I loved the bumper dumper!

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