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Old 01-28-2013, 08:29 PM   #29
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So, all that is missing from the above setup is a vent to the outside.
Yup. And for that you could get all the parts at Home Depot or Lowes. Pick up a Sunforce solar vent and appropriate flexible hose and you are in business. No batteries required.

I've been on this track for a while. and have the bookmarks to prove it!
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i am so happy that Harry ordered the bachelor special from chandler with the porta pottie. i try to pee outside and save the pp for pooping. if im lucky enough to be away boondocking for a week and the pottie is getting full, then grab it and take a ride to a gas station or rest stop and dump it in the toilet and its all done!


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i am so happy that Harry ordered the bachelor special from chandler with the porta pottie. i try to pee outside and save the pp for pooping. if im lucky enough to be away boondocking for a week and the pottie is getting full, then grab it and take a ride to a gas station or rest stop and dump it in the toilet and its all done!


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Times ten...and here's a tip:

While surface disposition is prohibited, privy holes being still allowed at least in the National Forests in my region, a properly dug and backfilled hole can be used to empty a porta-potti in.

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i am so happy that Harry ordered the bachelor special from chandler with the porta pottie...
Spot on deryk. Precisely why we did also. In our prior A-Liner we had the Thetford Cassette built into the bathroom. It was handy in the same way the porta-potie is. U R fortunate in this area that you are a bachelor...as our 5 gallon cassette filled up in ~2.5 days and had to be dumped. BUT because it needed the chemicals to not be stinky the rangers would not let us dig a pit and dump it ,(

PS...it was not that it had "Chemicals" in it, for there are biodegradable porta potie chemicals one can use...the issue was they added an unatural scent that would attract animals/wildlife. And that was a no no, just like dumping a grey tank with any food stuffs from the kitchen sink.

PPS...OH, we did try our thetford without the chemicals once after we found out about the above issue from a ranger, but because it only had the poop/urine/flush-water is was to smelly for us to use. That was the beginning of Cari's & my quest to find another pooh-solution
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Thanks for all the tips!!

What an amazing bunch of well-appreciated tips!

Dave - the faucet looks interesting and Steve L,the spray bottle has to be an amazing way to save water...Nancy, I am going to camp about 15 miles South of the S2/78 junction on the East side of S2, about 5 miles off-road...isolated area...Carol, I have all LEDS installed...Jim-3 days & my wife suggested all paper products as well...we won't bring any wood but ordered a Camp Chef Propane Fire so we will try that...Francesca...I also really like Presto-Logs...Thon (accrete), you are truly the loo engineer on this site!
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Spot on about no chemicals if pit-disposing!

A few scoops of fine wood ash from the firepit works pretty well, though, or natural borax if one camps in an area where there's any around.

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...Thom (accrete), you are truly the loo engineer on this site!
LOL. Way funny. I'll take that as a complement!

Though if i'm the Loo Engineer...
Francesca and her LooTips is the Queen
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These are the exact coordinates were are going to remote camp.

GPS: N 33 00.496 W 116 22.984

There are Indian petroglyphs and morteros in the area because the Indians used to come down from the Laguna Mountains during the winter and spend that time in Anza-Borrego.





We saw these when we were scouting our site...about 1 mile away..
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LOL. Way funny. I'll take that as a complement!

Though if I'm the Loo Engineer...
Francesca and her Loo Tips is the Queen
Yes, I believe either you or Francesca could be left alone in the wilderness with half a wine cork and could build a heated shelter with running water and ....of course a first class loo!
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Yeah, Im not a campgrounds kinda person... most regular folks kinda bore me. Almost all of my camping as been with groups of friends getting together to celebrate and usually degenerates to kill the keg! I do want to hit a music festival or 2 this summer.... someplace in the boonies (can dump my porta pottie in outhouses and in a "johny o the spot" too) Swiming drinking and music makes a great weekend... that and a buncha 20-30yo's!

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Cari & I met when we both lived in Reno. She lived in a small township called Red Rock on the edge of the Red Rock Desert... made famous by the Burning Man events...Now THAT is a trip worth making sometime deryk! Talk about a party.

Used to sail my landsailor nearby too...crazy fun going 50+ with only wind in your sails and no brakes.
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Thom oneof these years I would love to drive out and do Burning man, its just a real long ride from NJ lol... But Im sure I would enjoy it even though it will be a bit warm lol


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"a bit warm"
UNDERSTATEMENT

Also, the wind/dust will drive any camp-engineer bonkers. You have to have filters on every open port in your rig or else.

BUT it is fun.

Just remember to get an up-to-date-map and avoid or search for the "Clothing Optional" areas at your own risk way funny if you stumble into that unprepared. U gotta whole bunch of 60+ something peeps from Woodstock all pruned up and sunburnt in places that, well, shouldn't be burnt if you get my drift.
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Oh Ive done the clothing optional scene before lol, Im almost thin enough now to not fall into the category of "those that shouldn't take their clothes off in public" lol

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