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Re: Potty Question

Postby S. Heisley » Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:14 pm

cheri832 wrote:BobHenry,
After seeing your walker tables, you inspired me to look at my neighborhood thrift store for ideas. I found a "bedside commode" with the push button adjustable legs (that come out for easy packing). It has support arms, Holds up to 350 lbs, adjustable height, works with bags, and all breaks down to fit in a 24" x 24" x 6" bag I made (that also holds my popup). I would never have thought of it without seeing some of your ideas. And the best part.... It cost me $12. :D

I'm sorry to jump in on your conversation but all of you are becoming a part of my life.... even though I mostly read about your adventures.
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(Bob, I didn't get pitched off...the dagnabid thing broke and I went right down into the contents!)
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Re: Potty Question

Postby kirkman » Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:37 pm

S. Heisley wrote:
cheri832 wrote:BobHenry,
After seeing your walker tables, you inspired me to look at my neighborhood thrift store for ideas. I found a "bedside commode" with the push button adjustable legs (that come out for easy packing). It has support arms, Holds up to 350 lbs, adjustable height, works with bags, and all breaks down to fit in a 24" x 24" x 6" bag I made (that also holds my popup). I would never have thought of it without seeing some of your ideas. And the best part.... It cost me $12. :D

I'm sorry to jump in on your conversation but all of you are becoming a part of my life.... even though I mostly read about your adventures.
Cheri



BobHenry adds the spice to camping life! :D

(Bob, I didn't get pitched off...the dagnabid thing broke and I went right down into the contents!)



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Re: Potty Question

Postby bobhenry » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:28 am

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Re: Potty Questionr

Postby razorback » Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:08 pm

I have the pett system. bought it in 2007. When using the td I set it up in my shower tent. when using the Scotty we use it inside.
Very sturdy.
the chemical inside abosorbs up to 8 times its weight in water. EPA approved for dumping.
We really like not having to clean up a bucket or having to dump units that require cleaning.
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Re: Potty Question

Postby rowerwet » Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:57 am

we use a 5 gallon bucket with a snap on seat and 3 or so inches of soft wood pellets in it. then we burn the pellets in the fire, no smells other than pine, it works for liquids just fine
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Re: Potty Question

Postby Oldragbaggers » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:04 am

We ended up buying the same type of marine porta potty we have used on our boats. It is working just fine for us and no problem to dump and clean, since it's a routine we're used to. Too many conflicting reviews of the PET and since it was expensive and I didn't have any personal experience with it I decided to go with what was familiar.
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Re: Potty Question

Postby nhstt » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:37 am

rowerwet wrote:we use a 5 gallon bucket with a snap on seat and 3 or so inches of soft wood pellets in it. then we burn the pellets in the fire, no smells other than pine, it works for liquids just fine

sounds great :shock: snap on lid? any pictures?
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Re: Potty Question

Postby rowerwet » Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:50 pm

it is just the standard http://www.amazon.com/Reliance-Products ... oilet+seat I got it at Cabella's but could have gotten it cheaper using wallyworld site to store with free shipping. soft wood pellets are left over from heating my old house with pellets, we use them for cat litter now also, works great for that also as they don't track everywhere.
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Re: Potty Question

Postby rowerwet » Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:44 pm

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you can see it tucked into one side of my wifes door tent, I had to hike around from my side when I needed it...
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Re: Potty Question

Postby ae6black » Sun Nov 02, 2014 10:40 pm

I think getting up in the middle of the night is most inconvienent particularly in a td. Since i have to drink a glass of water with medication I generaly have to get up at least once during the night. My cheap fix for this situation though rather crude does workquite well. I just have a laundry detergent bottle that I cut the neck insert out of making sure not to damage the threads of the cap. These empty bottles are quite sturdy and with the screw on cap dont leak if they fall over. For exta insurance that the jug doesnt leak I gennerally have it sitting in an old disguarded sauce pan that sits in a small compartment reserved just for this. Although not used every night it has saved me a trip to the bathroom in the middle of the night on a few occasion. Clean up in the morning is quite simple. Drain and then rinse out in the morning in the campground bathroom with some dish detergent. Most people are not going to suspect that what you have in the jug isnt laundry soap. I ve found that if you leave a little dish washing liquid in the jug there is no oder even after months of not being used and sitting in the storage compartment attached in front of my td. Obviously not for the ladies but it has saved me getting up on more than one occasion. At my age when you have to go youve got to go. Since I generally camp alone this works for me.
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Re: Potty Question

Postby S. Heisley » Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:36 pm

cheri832 wrote:BobHenry,
After seeing your walker tables, you inspired me to look at my neighborhood thrift store for ideas. I found a "bedside commode" with the push button adjustable legs (that come out for easy packing). It has support arms, Holds up to 350 lbs, adjustable height, works with bags, and all breaks down to fit in a 24" x 24" x 6" bag I made (that also holds my popup). I would never have thought of it without seeing some of your ideas. And the best part.... It cost me $12. :D

I'm sorry to jump in on your conversation but all of you are becoming a part of my life.... even though I mostly read about your adventures.
Cheri


I'm not Bob; but, I'm glad you're enjoying your visits to the forum. Congrats on your $12 find! :thumbsup:
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Re: Potty Question

Postby slowcowboy » Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:48 am

I got national forest out houses. one at every camp ground and boat dock. I got wally world and truck stops when traveling and state highway rest stops. I got gas station and trees and willow bushes when in the national forest.

I also got empty water bottles and the trucker driver method of thunder mug.

these go in your nearest trash dumpster just make sure of what water bottle you drink out of! heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

never really in my life had a use for the porta pot only at home when the plumbing in the house stopped working.

and we live in the county so yes. the plumbing often stops. and there is often times we dont use the porta pot at home as we can still flush the toilet in the house by dumping a 5 gallon bucket of water down the toilet after use.

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Re: Potty Question

Postby slowcowboy » Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:54 am

being a truck driver and a cowboy I am used to not having a prota pot and being a farmer is no diffrent than going camping.

its bail off the horse and get behind him and in the winter time do the wyoming mircale!

in the summer stop tractor shut down pto. idle down the motor. get off tractor get behind large back wheels out of site of people on the country road and go bathroom!

in truck stop truck put gearstick in neatural set air brakes. and get behind truck and propane tank on it.

and find hardly traveled county roads and watch for cars coming.

no one home when deleverying gas and you know from collecting money or checks under the tank lids on propane tanks.
watch for neigbors and go bathroom behind customers propane tank.

also empty water bottles work wonders when in heavy congested areas for truck drivers these go in trash dumpster back at the propane companys plant office while I fill my propane truck from our large storage tank at the end of my shift!

the rest when traveling or camping is not rocket science you can find a bathroom almost any where. gas stations wally world any type of store in towns. rest stops on highways truck stops. a bathroom or porta potty is a unnessary item when camping really its just a un needed luxury item that has to be emptyed and is smelly and a pain in the butt!

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Re: Potty Question

Postby tac422 » Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:48 am

Here's a pix of our solution. (Luggable loo )
Big Pink is a standie, so it fits inside.
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Re: Potty Question

Postby Patti » Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:35 am

We bought the porta pot pictured at the top of this thread. Fortunately I insisted we open it and test it for strength and comfort in our den, and now we are returning the thing.

The legs are SHORT. I'm 5'7" and my husband is 6'1" so maybe we're just too tall for it, but that was enough for me to know it had to go back.

Then when we tried to fold it back up, my husband had to use channel-locks to press the hard plastic tab so the legs would fold in without taking off a thumbnail. Yikes! Too much trouble.

We bought this one in November 2014. YMMV!
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