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Old 08-07-2013, 11:43 PM   #1
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No porta potties allowed

I was looking at some campground guides and more than a few campgrounds say the unit must be self-contained. Now, I am definitely considering a 13' with the bath. But, what is the reasoning behind "no porta potties allowed"? Bill
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:53 AM   #2
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I was looking at some campground guides and more than a few campgrounds say the unit must be self-contained. Now, I am definitely considering a 13' with the bath. But, what is the reasoning behind "no porta potties allowed"? Bill
I believe what you're talking about is boondocking on BLM lands like near Lake Mead or Quartzsite, AZ and others. The reason would be that a port-a-pottie fill up pretty fast and people will empty them on the ground. There's lots and lots of campgrounds in and near Nevada that allow tents (I don't know of any self contained tents). Those places have toilets for campers to use. I've stayed without a toilet or port-a-pottie in several places in NV,NM,AZ,CA,OR,WA,TX,LA. Almost all National Forest and National Parks have campgrounds with toilets and don't require "self contained".
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Any CG that would prohibit porta potties is too hoity-toity for the likes of me; I'll go to one of the plenty other places that have no such high-falutin' notions.
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I have stayed on BLM lands a number of times and the few times I was asked about being self-contained I replied that I had a loo with a 5 gallon holding tank and two 5 gallon containers to catch gray water. Seemed OK with all I encountered.
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Where concerned check the actual regulation at the camp sites. they sometime show minimium equipment. One here in California states you have to have a sink with attached grey water holding tank meaning off the ground and for the toilet a port a potty with its own holding tank not necessarly a toilet with a black tank. Their concern is a port a potty without a holding tank AKA seat and bags with the bags being dumped in the trash. Regulations are changing everywhere to get dumping off the ground. even campfires are needing to be off the ground in the middle of the desert.
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Any CG that would prohibit porta potties is too hoity-toity for the likes of me; I'll go to one of the plenty other places that have no such high-falutin' notions.
Who needs a pottie?................LOL
Where's the nearest tree or bush?
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Who needs a pottie?................LOL
Where's the nearest tree or bush?
In low use areas, sure. But I've seen some pretty nasty places where it's obvious the woods have been used as toilets and there is toilet paper every 5 feet for a couple hundred feet.
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I'm with Jon's observation. It's somewhat disgusting to discover that multiple visitors have declared areas within a few feet of trails and camp sites to be open latrines looking like a t.p. collectors convention.

IMHO it is that kind of mis-use that has prompted the requirement for proof of self containment.

And to those that may think otherwise, NO, a bear in the woods did not leave the long strings of Charmin behind those trees.....
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I'm with Jon's observation. It's somewhat disgusting to discover that multiple visitors have declared areas within a few feet of trails and camp sites to be open latrines looking like a t.p. collectors convention.

IMHO it is that kind of mis-use that has prompted the requirement for proof of self containment.

And to those that may think otherwise, NO, a bear in the woods did not leave the long strings of Charmin behind those trees.....
LOL............I agree.

It takes fewer to ruin it for the many.
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I'm with Jon's observation. It's somewhat disgusting to discover that multiple visitors have declared areas within a few feet of trails and camp sites to be open latrines looking like a t.p. collectors convention.

IMHO it is that kind of mis-use that has prompted the requirement for proof of self containment.

And to those that may think otherwise, NO, a bear in the woods did not leave the long strings of Charmin behind those trees.....
Ya think not?...
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In low use areas, sure. But I've seen some pretty nasty places where it's obvious the woods have been used as toilets and there is toilet paper every 5 feet for a couple hundred feet.
There's book on the subject...
"A Hundred Yards to the Outhouse" by Willie Makit...
and you just gave away the ending!
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But,but, what if they think my little fiberglass trailer IS a porta-potti!
Forget theft protection...That's why we always lock-up when we leave!
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Too funny Floyd!
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But,but, what if they think my little fiberglass trailer IS a porta-potti!
Forget theft protection...That's why we always lock-up when we leave!
Sitting in the midst of gigantic homes on wheels, I could see our
little wagons thought as a porta-potti. lol.

And I do want to say I was being sarcastic about the trees,
I have never (mis)used the woods that way. Especially public land.
So far, I have not seen such sights, thank the Lord.

I did use a tree area "once" in the deer field when I got sick.
But I also buried it afterwards..............
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