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#1 posted 05-17-2013 03:42 PM

Before you stick a portable toilet in there, you might want to consider who gets to clean it. You say for “emergency use only” but…. what’s that mean in terms of how frequently you think it will get used? We had a chemical toilet at a cottage we used to go to. Very old building, no indoor potty except for the chemical toilet. It got emptied DAILY… not weekly. It was also a very rudimentary toilet. Almost just a 5 gallon pail with a toilet seat.

Another place I went… because of proximity to water and all that, used a disposable bag type toilet. There was something in the bag that solidified liquid and deoderized solid waste. It all had to be packed out. But then went into trash I think…can’t remember that part exactly. VERY clean system, but the bags were about a buck apiece.

In a pinch you can make your own bagging toilet. Into each bag you put a scoop of kitty litter and a scoop of peat moss. After use, you cover whatever is in there with another scoop of peat moss. If you put a teasoon or maybe even a little less of something like RidX in the bag before closing it up for removal, you can basically get the stuff composting, but it needs air eventually or it become anaerobic instead of aerobic and then it gets stinky regardless of what you’re composting…. could be vegetables and lawn clippings. Same idea.

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