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Old 09-03-2015, 12:28 PM   #99
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Firstly, I joined FGRV.com a little while ago right before I bought my 13ft Burro in June and finally would like to make a post. Not about towing, or how to reseal my windows, or DIY fiberglass tips, but about poop...

I truly appreciate all the varying opinions and views and while it has been heated at times I think the common theme of trying to do what is best for both the environment and for public health is key.

So thank you all, as I research options on how best to handle human waste in an RV I will keep these all in mind. As someone who lived in rural Africa for almost 3 years and used a pit latrine, I find the sawdust option appealing, especially if you plan to compost it yourself. I unfortunately live in an urban area and don't have that option. So to find another option that is legal yet environmentally friendly is what I'm looking for.
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I think that about the only real discussion on waste storage and disposal in FGRV's you will find from about 99% of those on this site, is the issue of Porta-Potties vs. Holding Tanks. With 99% in that vein, unless someone was really intent on reinventing the wheel, I think that you have been offered an answer to your problem and situation.
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I live in upstate NY. There are numerous landfills within driving range. I have been to the garbage transfer station. They mix the recycle bin material in with the regular garbage. It all goes to the landfill. Really. Across the street I watch dairy farmers pumping cow dung mixed with water in a slurry on the fields, followed by a good dosing throughout the year of herbicides and pesticides, only to watch the rain water wash it into the rivers and creeks. Every couple of years I see the local wastewater treatment plant overflow into the local river. I watch idiots pour fertilizer, herbicides and pesticides on their yard after they decide marigolds are beautiful but dandelions are the scourge of the earth. Where do you think those bags of Scott's environment ruin-ers go that they sell at HD and Lowes? My bag of doo-doo from camping isn't the real problem. I'm not saying two wrongs don't make a right, but don't think your solution is better than somebody elses. It's all a compromise.
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Steve in NY...that was exactly my point made earlier: it's all a compromise. However we seem to heat or light out homes, manufacture products, drive our vehicles, fertilize and grow food, throw out our trash, use water or don't use water, dispose of our blood, urine and fecal products, there are environmental costs for everything we do.

Not stirring up the pot again, just saying that current human life on earth poses environmental costs/threats daily. The earth and it's waters have long ago become a toilet for the activities of human life. The current crisis in the United States, at least in my newspaper, focuses on the lack of fresh water. in developed. Atkins with I door plumbing, pits dug in the earth or sawdust toilets probably seem gross to most, but then again, they're not using water either.

I respect and appreciate the passion here, as Steve said posters are obviously showing concern for the environment. But depending On where you live, that will vary. I honestly am not sure what is the best solution to all of it. Especially in high consuming nations like the US

All we can do is stick to our own convictions and after presentation of the options, make an I formed decision that seems to hold.merit. Some here are concerned about water usage while others landfills. I hope I've expressed this clearly, as perhaps it depends on your slant. As no research is free from bias, and often $$$ poured in from keenly interested third parties, one must conclude at this point the entire world is scrambling with how to best deal with all environmental problems. And right: Columbia doesn't guarantee a separation from bias, greed and all the other ills of the human race, along with massive population expansion, habitat destruction etc. that have us where we have arrived. That you all are concerned about it is the better, and more promising picture of hopeful healing for our only planet earth.



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You realize that rain falls on the land fills and that rain becomes ground water and enters streams and rivers, don't you?
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Yes Glen. I'm sorry I wasn't looking for an argument. Your point proves my point: environmental problems are often not linear in causation. They overlap. That we are all concerned and wish to address them in a way that makes sense to us is a start. As we learn in school: we must analyze and evaluate all points for their merit, and decide what research seems most valley able to us and act on it. All research is fallible and subjective, just like the people who end up reading or using it.

I was simply trying to highlight other strengths of this thread: that we all have ideas on how to help our earth and in our own lives, are taking action Which we see as just and fit. That's all there is.

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I think that this horse is dead, why don't we all just get off.....
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Has no one considered just using a chamber pot and then walking it to the vault toilet in the morning?

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That's making a giant assumption that one will always be where there is a toilet for disposal in the morning. On a given trip we will stay in everything from a Wal-Mart parking lot, to BLM lands, to campgrounds, often without a suitable disposal location in sight.
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Has no one considered just using a chamber pot and then walking it to the vault toilet in the morning?

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LOL Many here do just as you describe but in this day and age they are more frequently called a porta potty rather than a chamber pot.

One does not need to go with the standard Camping World issued porta potty though if one is wishing to be a bit of a red neck the design options of the DIY are endless.
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