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Portable Toilet

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Here is an interesting topic ! I am often disgusted by the amount of human fesces one can find in some popular campsites. I am currently researching portable toilets that are small enough to pack in a boat. Has anyone experimented with any particular model ? :mrgreen:

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I own (but have not used) one similar to this:
http://www.nrsweb.com/shop/product.asp? ... refer=2729

Expensive, but does the job.
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I am currently researching portable toilets that are small enough to pack in a boat.

None are small, unless you have a double or going to a daytrip without any gear under deck. Just bury it. Here is the tool, costs $2.50 http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___86702. Worked for me in Baja sands, here in BC rocks this is more challenging, but they have pit-toilets in most of my local weekend destination parks. And, - yes - per Ralph Diaz or somebody else suggestion I've almost stopped using a toilet paper (paper takes longer to degrade in soil than human waste, and burning it in a mini-bonfire is a pain, when you've just done the thing in the last minute before sailing off and it rains and/or there is no time). Leafs and seashells work fine for the most part. But I still carry flattened half-roll of paper, mostly for darn Mexican longdistance buses - you see, bus itself is usually a decent brand, equipped with a toilet, but since it's used and maintained by locals, you can't always expect a toilet paper there. And there are no leafs or seashells too.

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If the issue is packing it out you could try building a storage container out of pvc pipe, like this:

http://books.google.ca/books?id=xTA72Gx ... t#PPA59,M1

xav

Portable Toilet (number 2 !)

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Thanks guys, has anybody tried this one ? It seems a little bit more portable:
http://www.nrsweb.com/shop/product.asp? ... 29-To-2736

Xavier

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Re: Portable Toilet (number 2 !)

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xav wrote:Thanks guys, has anybody tried this one ? It seems a little bit more portable:
http://www.nrsweb.com/shop/product.asp? ... 29-To-2736

Xavier

The only difference is a soft bag in lieu of hard case. The actual "commode" is pretty much the same (may be even larger with the soft bag, because it needs a tripod for support). Same NRS sell spare soft bags, with a warning that in some places soft bags aren't allowed (but hard cases are). Obviously, because of environment pollution danger if darn bag fails. Makes me wonder what happens when it fails while being transported in the boat ;-)...

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Perhaps the solution would be to carry the box strapped on the outside of the kayak, behind the padller...

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Here is what I use and recommend http://www.thejinker.com/. Along with the wag bag system, it is pretty fool proof and easy to pack out. This online article from Sea Kayaker magazine has some good information. http://www.seakayakermag.com/2008/Augus ... ystems.htm

Chris

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I have a Cleanwaste Go Anywhere and it is one of the best portable toilet on the market . This is literally a complete portable toilet system. Not only does it include a portable toilet but it also includes a privacy shelter. The whole toilet including the shelter neatly packs up into the supplied backpack for easy storage and transportation. The total weight of the toilet and accessories in the backpack is only 18 lbs. This toilet works a little differently to the most competitors in that the waste goes into a biodegradable sack. Added to the sack is some special; powder that turns all the liquid waste into solids. The waste bag is then sealed and disposed of complete.

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Re: Portable Toilet

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On the subject of wilderness sanitation, here's a web page I wrote several years ago and have updated a few times since.
http://jeeps-folbots-etc.co.nf/camping/bathroom.html
It was written with the idea of fitting one into a folding kayak so large, rigid units were not considered the best solution.
Unfortunately the best solution went out of business about 8 years ago.
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