Talking About Camping

Prepare Two Homemade Toilets To Bring Along On A Camping Trip

by دینا كامياران

If you and a few friends are going to be camping in a remote location that does not provide restroom facilities, prepare two, homemade toilets that can be used for solid and liquid waste by completing the following steps. The emergency preparedness toilets will help you and your pals relieve yourself when necessary and will prevent you from needing to dig a hole in the ground or travel long distances in order to find a restroom.


  • two large, sturdy buckets with matching lids
  • water hose
  • labels
  • marker
  • portable toilet seats
  • carbon granules
  • litter
  • scoop
  • toilet paper
  • portable canopy or tent
  • compost pile
  • dried glass clippings
  • saw dust

Rinse Out The Buckets, Label Them, And Purchase Portable Seats

Use a water hose to rinse out two sturdy buckets. Write liquid waste or solid waste on self-adhesive labels and affix one label to each bucket's exterior. This will eliminate confusion when you or one of your camp mates need to use the bathroom facilities and will assist with reducing odors, since liquid and solid components won't be mixed together.

Purchase a couple portable toilet seats from a retailer that sells camping gear. Place the lids on the buckets and the seats in a bag before packing the items inside of your vehicle. If you would like to provide the makeshift restroom area with privacy, pack an enclosed canopy or tent to place the buckets inside of. Also pack a bag of carbon granules, litter, and a scoop to assist with minimizing foul odors. For more information, contact a provider of emergency preparedness toilets in your area.

Minimize Odors And Add The Waste Materials To A Compost Bin

Erect an enclosed canopy or tent on level ground. Place the buckets inside of the enclosure and lay the toilet seats nearby. Set a bag of carbon granules, litter, and scoop next to the toilets. Instruct your friends to use the appropriate bucket that is labeled solid or liquid while relieving themselves. Once they have finished, they can cover the waste with a layer of carbon granules or litter. Each of these items will reduce foul odors.

When the camping trip is over, the waste materials need to be disposed of in a responsible manner, since they contain many contaminants. If the waste is added to a compost bin, it will turn into a nutrient-rich substance that can be added to soil in order to increase its nutrient content. If you decide to add the waste materials to a compost bin, place them in a layer on top and then cover them with a dry layer of grass clippings, saw dust, or paper.

After several weeks, all of the items in the bin will decompose and turn a rich, brown color. Once this occurs, the material can be added to soil that is lacking nutrients.