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Old 09-24-2008, 12:32 AM   #29
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No problem dumping the Thetford 135. It's all in the wrist......
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:30 AM   #30
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No problem dumping the Thetford 135. It's all in the wrist......

Beer = porta potty.. Must have
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Old 09-24-2008, 08:52 AM   #31
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If you really want to keep it simple use an old fashion "slop jar", chamber pot, etc.! That is what we used everynight when I was a kid. You take the lid off, go, put the lid on, come morning, you take the handle and head to the out house, toilet, whatever. Dump and flush. You can dump fast or slow.

If you lose the lid down an outhouse, just use and old magazine for a lid! Ask me how I know.

The modern version of this metal pot would be those inexpensive hassock type toilets that have a bucket in them. They used to sell those at Walmart also. You can even put a good trash bag in them, dump the yuk and toss the bag.
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Old 09-24-2008, 09:56 AM   #32
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... You can even put a good trash bag in them, dump the yuk and toss the bag...
This is not sanitary and is actually illegal.

UNLESS.... you treat the urnin and fecal matter with a substance that makes it no longer toxic. No I dont sell the stuff anymore but you can buy it yourself from anyone that sells Phillips Environmental line of products. (PETT). The powder is actually called Poo Powder.
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Old 09-24-2008, 10:03 AM   #33
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Unless the wag-bag is bio-degradable, you may have a hard time disposing of it....
The bag is the least of the worry. It's the toxic human waste inside that is the problem. We are nasty creatures that deficate lots of toxins (medicines, food preservatives etc etc)

BUT....WAG bags are legal to dispose of in a trash container because the chemical content breaks down all that and the fecal matter and urine into salts that are non toxic to the environment.

Wag bag's are one of the PETT products. It' simply a quality zip lock bag with the right measure of their Poo powder in it.
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:25 AM   #34
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Ok, gotta share my wisdom about my porta potti. A couple of yrs. ago my girlfriend and I went to the Yukon. I made the deal if she cooked the whole 6000 mi. I would empty the porta potti. Dumber than dumber. Little did I realize that she would use it even when we were close to the washroom. The first time in emptying it in an outdoor toilet I couldn't figure out how to put that white plastic pipe that screws underneath. So----whoosh, yup on the floor on my shoes. Gf is outside of the door watching for any campers needing to use to toilet. I am yelling for paper towels !! Word's of wisdom, before initially heading out on the road practice emptying it before you go. Bonnie
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Old 09-24-2008, 12:33 PM   #35
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This may sound a little strange, but I am soooooo glad I found this topic. We will definitely practice emptying it using just water before we ever use it! I also like the "yellow water" container idea, that will make the porta last way longer if we used one of those. One of my biggest hang ups when camping is waking up in the middle of the night, haveing to go. Thanks for all the good advice.
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:26 PM   #36
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Unless the wag-bag is bio-degradable, you may have a hard time disposing of it.
The wag bags ARE biodegradeble and are approved for disposal in a landfill. I have used them and they are a great solution to dry camping. As to the cost, you can easily use one bag two or three times for liquid waste only. This makes them more economical. We plan on using a combination of a Thetford Porta-Potti and the wag bags for boondocking. (Now all we need is a fiberglass egg instead of the "sticky" we're using in the meantime!)
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Old 09-24-2008, 04:59 PM   #37
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This is not sanitary and is actually illegal.
Can you cite the statutes for any state(s) that ban the disposal of excrement in the trash?

Someone made the same statement on rv.net a year or so back, and when rebutted neither they nor anyone else could come up with an actual law that said so. It left the impression that the belief is just a bit of mistaken folklore.

People dump their used kitty litter in the municipal trash all the time. There's not much difference if people use the kitty litter in their personal "camping bucket" or chamber pot and then dispose it in the dumpster.

If it really is illegal, it would be good to know! I don't want to go to the slammer. (Not sure what we would then do with what our cat leaves behind, though...)
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I didn't suggest you throw the bag full of toilet yuk into the dumpster. I meant you could tip up the bucket and bag and dump the stuff from the bucket and bag into the toilet and throw and empty bag away. There might be some moisture attached to the bag but there would be far less nasty than a dirty diaper. I would just rinse the bucket, but I was thinking of a scenario where water might be at a premium. I have never thrown any kind of bag of "stuff" into the trash. Terry R
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This is not sanitary and is actually illegal.

Millions of parents are going to jail for improper (insert disposable diaper brand here) disposal.

You wanna talk toxic waste? Yellow baby poop; the major component of which is some as yet unknown byproduct of formula.

Sorry for the tangent, but like someone else posted, I'd like a linky to a statute of some sort.
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Not sure what we would then do with what our cat leaves behind, though...
It and the litter burn well. I "clean" my cat box once a day at the campsite into my firepit. There is no trace of litter or Almond Rocha after the evenings fire.

I wouldn't dump it and leave it for the next camper tho.

As for the dogs.. it gets picked up in a sea breeze fresh bag and put in the dumpster. I wish all other dog mommies and daddies did the same.
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Can you cite the statutes for any state(s) that ban the disposal of excrement in the trash?

Someone made the same statement on rv.net a year or so back, and when rebutted neither they nor anyone else could come up with an actual law that said so. It left the impression that the belief is just a bit of mistaken folklore.

People dump their used kitty litter in the municipal trash all the time. There's not much difference if people use the kitty litter in their personal "camping bucket" or chamber pot and then dispose it in the dumpster.

If it really is illegal, it would be good to know! I don't want to go to the slammer. (Not sure what we would then do with what our cat leaves behind, though...)
In our city it has to be bagged separately (not dumped loose in the trash) but then can be put in the trash can. Pretty stupid, actually, since it means less decomposition in the land fill.
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I have an old version of this that I picked up at a garage sale years ago. it's only used for midnight emergencies and what little is in it gets disposed of in the campground facility (#1 only and a healthy shot of blue stuff added). sorry, that was neering the "to much info" line.
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Do you have a little cubby under the front gacho? the theford 135 is a perfect fit . when i had my Scamp 13..
I got mine at Walmart alot cheaper than this one shown..... I used it at nite only... but used the public restrooms during the day...

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