Are you planning to camp this season outdoor, one of the primarily activity one has to take up is to set up a camping rest room facilities. Camping toilets will keep your camping enjoyable as human wastes smell and contamination will be contained safely. These toilets range from wag bag, a biodegradable system to more sophisticated intricate flushable toilets.
There are primarily three types of camping toilets:-
A Bucket Toilet: –
It is the simple arrangement of waste disposer and a bucket collector. The cost of these toilets can usually range around 100 US Dollars. The materials used in these toilets are high density plastic, asbestos, polythene and other synthetic fibers.
A Collapsible Toilet: –
These toilets have seat and a waste bag. They can be folded to transport and dispose the waste. The cost of these toilets can usually range around 100 US Dollars. The materials used in these toilets are high density plastic, asbestos, polythene and other synthetic fibers.
A bucket and collapsible type toilets are easy to setup, use and dispose.
A Flushable Toilet: –
It has a small plumbing system (a freshwater holding tank) with a waste holding system (Lower holding tank) to contain odors. Water is flushed by pumping water with the help of a piston. They come in various sizes and could be deployed depending upon the usage requirements. But, however these toilets require more maintenance and cleaning. They are more expensive, less compact and hard to establish. These toilets are priced according to size and capacity and may cost in the range around 1000 US Dollars. The materials used in these toilets are high density plastic, asbestos, polythene and other synthetic fibers.
Way to setup a camping toilet:-
1. Camping toilets are to be setup at least 100 meters away from water trail or water sources.
2. The waste is to be buried by digging a whole at least 6 Inches.
3. Setup a privacy tent.
4. Deploy heavy duty garbage bag to collect and fold waste.
5. Use powdered bleach, quicklime or holding tank deodorant to contain and eliminate odor.
6. Collect all waste directly into the bag/container.
7. Don’t store toilet/waste bags near food/food equipment. That may lead to contamination.
8. Use rubber gloves while working over toilets.
9. Use soap or antibacterial lotion to sanitize your hand after using toilets.
10. Dispose of the waste in proper and appropriate places to avoid interference with water cycle and other ecological systems.