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time2roll

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Posted: 12/27/19 08:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Face down wind and down hill when possible.


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2.6 gallon portable toilet

X2 on this. We carried one in our jeep and in our truck and in our cargo trailer.

We picked ours up at wally world for about $40.

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A small collapsible shovel from an Army Surplus store. Have a roll of toilet paper with you. Dig the hole... A jug of water and some hand sanitizer and a roll of paper tolls. Box of some kind to toss all this into.

Many years of car and VW van travel has taught me...


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Posted: 12/27/19 09:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

garyhaupt wrote:

A small collapsible shovel from an Army Surplus store. Have a roll of toilet paper with you. Dig the hole... A jug of water and some hand sanitizer and a roll of paper tolls. Box of some kind to toss all this into.

Many years of car and VW van travel has taught me...


Gary Haupt
And if you had a wife who is 89 as the OP stated his is I'd like to see you convince her this is a good solution.

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Posted: 12/27/19 09:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

magicbus wrote:

garyhaupt wrote:

A small collapsible shovel from an Army Surplus store. Have a roll of toilet paper with you. Dig the hole... A jug of water and some hand sanitizer and a roll of paper tolls. Box of some kind to toss all this into.

Many years of car and VW van travel has taught me...


Gary Haupt
And if you had a wife who is 89 as the OP stated his is I'd like to see you convince her this is a good solution.

Dave


Not sure I could wait long enough to dig a hole sometimes. [emoticon] For someone 89 I would go with a small portable cassette toilet.





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I have that small portable toilet in my van. I recommend also a sturdy box to go underneath it. It's very low by itself, for an 89 year old. Or for me!

It has a water reservoir and a flushing mechanism, but like most of the commenters on Amazon, I don't use that. You can if you want, though. I find it more convenient just to pour a little water out of a jug if needed.

I previously used the bucket, pool noodle (or pipe insulation), and garbage bag system. Honestly, for intermittent use I would find that more comfortable and convenient. It would depend on her bowels' level of persnicketiness. And also her balance. The bucket requires a little more balance than the potty.

For poop, you don't need the kitty litter. For pee, I used a plastic jug which I set inside the bucket, with also a clean garbage bag in the bucket. As backup for for poor aim :-). No kitty litter regardless.

Add the portable shower tent for an enclosure, and things should be pretty ok.


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Given your age, I can see popping a squat and getting back up being a challenge.
5 gal bucket with a lid or toilet seat lid(look at camping toilets online) would be a great choice. Have something near to pull yourself back up.
Me personally, a stack of napkins from a fast food restaurant in the glovebox is ultimate preparedness in remote areas.
Just grabbed a fresh stack yesterday morning before we headed into the back country. To replenish what was in my pack!


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Pool noodle, and a five gallon pail with the bottom cut out. Dig hole, position bucket, take care of business, bury the results. Done.


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Since I have a truck camper, my toilet and kitchen and bed travel with me.

It is hard to get much more convenient. My favorite example is traveling in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone. I travel in the truck camper, pull over and use the toilet when needed. Lunch time I cook a quick meal and eat it at the side of the road watching the bison or other wildlife. Meanwhile the big rig travelers drive to the Lamar Valley in their toads. They have to use the outhouses that you can smell for a mile. Lunch is a sandwich or whatever. By mid to late afternoon, they are worn out and begin the drive back to the RV parks, mostly outside of Yellowstone. I typically take an afternoon nap, eat dinner and return as the sun is setting.

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JimK-NY wrote:

Since I have a truck camper, my toilet and kitchen and bed travel with me.

It is hard to get much more convenient. My favorite example is traveling in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone. I travel in the truck camper, pull over and use the toilet when needed. Lunch time I cook a quick meal and eat it at the side of the road watching the bison or other wildlife. Meanwhile the big rig travelers drive to the Lamar Valley in their toads. They have to use the outhouses that you can smell for a mile. Lunch is a sandwich or whatever. By mid to late afternoon, they are worn out and begin the drive back to the RV parks, mostly outside of Yellowstone. I typically take an afternoon nap, eat dinner and return as the sun is setting.


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That describes exactly what we do - except in our small Class C motorhome. We like a toilet, cooktop, refrigerator, bed, dinette, lounge chair, etc., with us at all times whenever out and about.


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