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Old 06-04-2009, 08:59 PM   #57
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I don't mind the kitty litter idea, but I'm gonna balk at the scratch-over that follows...a good field shower can be had with a gallon jug of H2O warmed in the sun...
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:02 PM   #58
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Cat Box????? I will walk into the woods and go behind a tree before I use a cat box, besides what would my cat say?
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:29 PM   #59
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I personally have not tried this method of conservation ,but here goes.Kitty litter! It works for cats indoors and solves the odor problem.I can think of a thousand jokes to fill this post but all joking aside isn't it feasible for humans? Rap it up in a plastic bag and throw it away.Absolutely no black water is used.There is none to cart to the dump.Call me a pig but after being outdoors for a few days I become acclimated to the weather and just don't have the need to wash much.Of course my wife is not there to tell me otherwise,so I'm good.However,a hot shower in the woods is a pure luxury when I use it.Handy wipes,I like them.Use them and into the plastic bag as well.If all that paper and waste is an odor problem,seal it in an air tight container until its time to go.Meow.
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Let me get this straight. You line the crapper with a plastic bag and back fill the toilet with Kitty Litter. Is that how it works?

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What I then do is use the fresh tank for just drinking, cooking and basic things.

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I never knew you could drink water all by itself until I joined this forum. We only use fresh water for bathing, cleaning, and to put in our Britta filter pitcher. When we need to drink water, even from the Britta, I find it safer to put antiseptic in the water before drinking. After trying several, I find that Bourbon and Scotch work best. Do anything less, and you are taking a big chance. Remember W.C. Field's quote on drinking water: " I never touch the stuff. Fish !#%* in it."
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I do remember a deranged astronaut in the news who drove cross country wearing a diaper.If an astronaut does it ,it must be high tech.Incorporate the usage of a handy wipe and baggy.Don't drink the water as Mr. jmallgood suggests and problem solved.No need to go to the dump station at all.Jim Beam me up Scotty!
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Old 06-05-2009, 02:41 PM   #62
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water you trying to say?...

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I never knew you could drink water all by itself until I joined this forum. We only use fresh water for bathing, cleaning, and to put in our Britta filter pitcher. When we need to drink water, even from the Britta, I find it safer to put antiseptic in the water before drinking. After trying several, I find that Bourbon and Scotch work best. Do anything less, and you are taking a big chance. Remember W.C. Field's quote on drinking water: " I never touch the stuff. Fish !#%* in it."

IMHO, the closest water should get to scotch or bourbon is in the form of an ice cube...I make no judgements, here, as I still have a friend that drinks scotch and cola...
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Old 06-05-2009, 05:31 PM   #63
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IMHO, the closest water should get to scotch or bourbon is in the form of an ice cube...I make no judgements, here, as I still have a friend that drinks scotch and cola...
I agree with you under normal circumstances, but we are talking about emergencies here. When you are out in the boonies you need water to survive. A 50/50 Scotch water mixture just might save your life. OTOH, I would rather die than waste a single malt with that much water.

I know people who drink very good Scotch with cola, but I wouldn't call them friends. Actually, I used to live in Venezuela, and Johnnie Walker Black with Coca Cola was their national drink.
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Flush with Grey Water

After our last trip to the desert, I agree with 2air's recommendation above of using captured "light" grey water to flush the toilet. We keep a 7-gallon "blue cube" container outside of our Bambi, which we often use to rinse cookware and/or wash hands. A small basin or pail under the spigot collects the runoff (no "chunk" water with food particles; we scrape/wipe out pots and dishes before washing). We also use a smaller tupperware container in the galley sink to catch the "light" grey water, which is then collected (oil funnel with a sink strainer at the tip) in an empty gallon water container for use in flushing the toilet (turn off pump, of course). Those saved flushes add up to at least an extra shower for each of us over a week's trip.
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Air Head Marine Composting Toilet, good for the whole season without dumping, check it out online, has gotten incredible reviews on several blogs and Boating mags. Consider solar with generator as back up if you really, really need it, so much quieter and good for the planet.
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In an emergency, walmart plastic bags will JUST FIT in an airstream toilet...
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Cat Box????? I will walk into the woods and go behind a tree before I use a cat box, besides what would my cat say?
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Depending on where we are, we use a five gallon bucket for outside with a 'real' toilet ring/lid that fits right down into it. Lined with a trash liner etc and some dis infectant poured in the bottom. This has come in handy several times.
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Old 09-09-2010, 03:51 AM   #69
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Yep...5 gallon bucket does it...8 gallon bag fits well...2 knots...rodeo high sign...m
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Here is my setup. It goes in the truck bed. The black 55 gallon drum is for wastewater, and the 72 gallon tank (on its side) is for fresh water. It can be pressured making it quick and easy to dump into the traylah.

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