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Old 02-08-2009, 09:47 AM   #57
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I just use a laundry detergent bottle (with the inside pour spout cut out) as my Yellow Water Tank -- Already opaque and a common item -- Price is right at laundromat when stopping to do laundry and I don't feel a need to clean it, just recycle it for a 'new' one.
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Old 02-08-2009, 12:32 PM   #58
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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.
And millions of grand parents, too, are guilty of disposing of their grand children's "dumps" with diapers in the trash.

As a side note I do know that it is acceptable to bury one's "excrement dumps" while hiking along our national trails, but in catholes a minimum of 6" deep and 200' or more from any water source. But that is per the LNT (Leave No Trace) "ethics" rather than any specific "law"..
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There may indeed be laws, regulations or rules regarding back country waste disposal, depending on the park and the circumstances.

For example, I believe it is illegal for some camping parties to use catholes on some of the Western Rivers, like the San Juan in Utah -- Camp groups are required to carry toilet gear (aka Groovers) to transport their wastes back to civilization for proper disposal -- It is even specified that the transport gear be flushable, not just plastic bags to clog local landfills -- One has to pass inspection by the BLM rangers before departing on a river trip and the portable toilet gear is part of the inspection -- No Groover, no river permit.

Large river camping parties using the same campgrounds over the years were causing a sanitation problem in the dry desert country.

In other places, like along the sea coasts, cat holes are also not allowed above certain tide levels -- Human waste must be buried below the tide range for natural assimilation.
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:33 AM   #60
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There may indeed be laws, regulations or rules regarding back country waste disposal, depending on the park and the circumstances.
You're right! In the Yukon, NWT, and in Alaska there are already large areas that hunters, hikers and canoists MUST carry out ALL of their personal refuse [AKA night dirt] for disposal at regulated sites. This will become more and more common, in other wilderness access parks, as overuse of park interior camping and the need to conserve what we have continues to grow. Disregarding proper dumping proceedures is both dangerous to health and stupid, and ignoring the rules doesn't make it right.
We pick up after our pets, right? So what's different?
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When enough people (or pets) use the same places for toilets, then it is time for some different approaches.

Unfortunately, it's hard to quantify that, so places tend to grow One Size Fitz All regulations than may not make sense in many back-country situations -- After all, bears DO s**t in the woods!
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