Originally Posted by Donna D.
I have ZERO interest in constantly cleaning the diverter. And if you don't, it does smell.
Using water to wash the diverter defeats the purpose IMHO of it's benefit to female boon dockers
Why am I missing?
Actually, I don't understand your point here. Most women find using a composting toilet more "normal" than a man does. You just sit down and go, with a bit of attention to positioning properly. Men have to get used to "sitting to pee" and also, have to make sure the junk is aimed right.
Regarding cleaning, a few spritzes form a spray bottle with diluted vinegar, is all the "flush" the diverter needs. Other than that, weekly cleaning like ANY toilet requires is all that is needed.
The benefit to female boondockers is the same as it is for men. You can go MUCH longer before you have to empty a composting toilet - at least the solids. I'll give you, the urine has to be emptied every couple of days, but is quite easy and can be done in most boondocking
locations. The solids can be emptied into a 5 gal bucket with a lid for later disposal when it is convenient. and it takes no water to flush, so you don't have to mess with transferring gray water, some of that can get pretty stinky too.
A composting toilet, properly maintained (very simple) doesn't smell. If you mess up, and it does smell, just empty it early and start over.