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What do I put inside a luggable loo? (TMI, obviously)
« on: March 15, 2012, 01:26:11 PM »
I'll be going on my first camping trip soon with my 4 and 2 year olds.  I've bought the Go Outdoors equivalent of a luggable loo (ie oversized bucket with a lid).  My question is - what should I put inside it?  I understand there's a liquid toilet chemical you can put in, ridiculously expensive bags with 'stuff' inside, or even cat litter!  If it makes any difference I'm only intending to use it for late night emergency wee's as I obviously can't drag my 2 and 4 year old up to the toilet block with me in the middle of the night, but I suppose there might be the occasional no.2!  I told you there was TMI...  What would be the best stuff for me to put in the luggable loo to enable easy disposal the next day?

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Re: What do I put inside a luggable loo? (TMI, obviously)
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2012, 01:35:03 PM »
bin liner?
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Re: What do I put inside a luggable loo? (TMI, obviously)
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2012, 01:49:54 PM »
I dont put anything other then a capful of dettol, then i just empty it in the hedgerow.

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Re: What do I put inside a luggable loo? (TMI, obviously)
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2012, 02:12:16 PM »
Thanks for the replies so far.  Bin liner would obviously help with the emergency, um, poo situation.  Just wondered if there is any camping etiquette about having to use biodegradable or other types of bag when disposing of it at a campsite.  Dettol + hedgerow also good although I presume lobbing poo around is frowned upon in the camping community??!

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Re: What do I put inside a luggable loo? (TMI, obviously)
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2012, 02:26:36 PM »
Thanks for the replies so far.  Bin liner would obviously help with the emergency, um, poo situation.  Just wondered if there is any camping etiquette about having to use biodegradable or other types of bag when disposing of it at a campsite.  Dettol + hedgerow also good although I presume lobbing poo around is frowned upon in the camping community??!

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Re: What do I put inside a luggable loo? (TMI, obviously)
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2012, 02:55:32 PM »
Thanks for the replies so far.  Bin liner would obviously help with the emergency, um, poo situation.  Just wondered if there is any camping etiquette about having to use biodegradable or other types of bag when disposing of it at a campsite.  Dettol + hedgerow also good although I presume lobbing poo around is frowned upon in the camping community??!

Most campsites have places for emptying toilets - otherwise the sites would be pretty smelly & unpleasant places to camp.  I doubt dettol or toilet chemicals are good for wildlife either.

One lady took a cat litter tray last year which I'd never seen camping before but a good idea all the same. The cat litter we use at home (for our puss, not us!) really does mask the smell and is easy to dispose of in a bin bag. I guess the only downside is the extra space needed to carry the litter.

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Re: What do I put inside a luggable loo? (TMI, obviously)
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2012, 04:38:35 PM »
Thanks for the replies so far.  Bin liner would obviously help with the emergency, um, poo situation.  Just wondered if there is any camping etiquette about having to use biodegradable or other types of bag when disposing of it at a campsite.  Dettol + hedgerow also good although I presume lobbing poo around is frowned upon in the camping community??!

Most campsites have places for emptying toilets - otherwise the sites would be pretty smelly & unpleasant places to camp.  I doubt dettol or toilet chemicals are good for wildlife either.

One lady took a cat litter tray last year which I'd never seen camping before but a good idea all the same. The cat litter we use at home (for our puss, not us!) really does mask the smell and is easy to dispose of in a bin bag. I guess the only downside is the extra space needed to carry the litter.

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The cat litter was a good ideauntil she trod in it and it went all over her tent!
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Re: What do I put inside a luggable loo? (TMI, obviously)
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2012, 10:05:28 PM »
Thanks for the replies so far.  Bin liner would obviously help with the emergency, um, poo situation.  Just wondered if there is any camping etiquette about having to use biodegradable or other types of bag when disposing of it at a campsite.  Dettol + hedgerow also good although I presume lobbing poo around is frowned upon in the camping community??!

Most campsites have places for emptying toilets - otherwise the sites would be pretty smelly & unpleasant places to camp.  I doubt dettol or toilet chemicals are good for wildlife either.

One lady took a cat litter tray last year which I'd never seen camping before but a good idea all the same. The cat litter we use at home (for our puss, not us!) really does mask the smell and is easy to dispose of in a bin bag. I guess the only downside is the extra space needed to carry the litter.

Silky x

The cat litter was a good ideauntil she trod in it and it went all over her tent!

So Dora, what do YOU use for a toilet when camping?  :P ;)

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Re: What do I put inside a luggable loo? (TMI, obviously)
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2012, 10:48:16 PM »
That was an emergency, I shall be better prepared this year!! :)
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Re: What do I put inside a luggable loo? (TMI, obviously)
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2012, 07:50:06 AM »
I don't agree with chucking it in the hedgerow ..... It really isnt much effort to take it to the toilet or chemical disposal place.

It would get pretty smelly if everyone did that.
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Re: What do I put inside a luggable loo? (TMI, obviously)
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2012, 09:58:04 AM »
I need to add i put about half a capful of dettol in at the most, its barely even visible, the kids refuse to use the bucket loo, so its only one or two wees, and only wees, and why is it any worse than me actually going outside my tent and peeing in the hedge bottom, or a man going and weeing up against a tree.....just cos i put it in a bucket first? 

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Re: What do I put inside a luggable loo? (TMI, obviously)
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2012, 10:05:07 AM »
It depends on the type of place you are camping in as well, some of the more basic sites we go to are quite a distance from the main toilet block, Shell island for example, i am not going to start putting a bucket of wee in my car and driving down to the toilet block to use the chemical disposal point! 

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Re: What do I put inside a luggable loo? (TMI, obviously)
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2012, 10:10:00 AM »
and why is it any worse than me actually going outside my tent and peeing in the hedge bottom, or a man going and weeing up against a tree

If you're going to the kind of campsite where its exceptable to pee in a hedge then I guess its okay!
Otherwise although the chemical toilet fluid seems expensive, you actually only use a very small amount, so it will last you through endless camping trips. And the really good thing about it is it masks smells and disinfects at the same time.
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Re: What do I put inside a luggable loo? (TMI, obviously)
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2012, 10:22:29 AM »
We sometime have a bucket with lid loo for night times but with a tent full of boys they soon found out a empty coke bottle was the best idea as didnt have to leave there sleeping bags  ::)
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Re: What do I put inside a luggable loo? (TMI, obviously)
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2012, 10:34:53 AM »
and why is it any worse than me actually going outside my tent and peeing in the hedge bottom, or a man going and weeing up against a tree

If you're going to the kind of campsite where its exceptable to pee in a hedge then I guess its okay!
Otherwise although the chemical toilet fluid seems expensive, you actually only use a very small amount, so it will last you through endless camping trips. And the really good thing about it is it masks smells and disinfects at the same time.

Those are mainly the type of campsites i go to! lol!  I personally dont like the chemmy loo's as the smell is rancid and the chemicals are not that far structurallly from bleach and they are sods to nature and the question is, should we really be adding those into out water cycle?

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Re: What do I put inside a luggable loo? (TMI, obviously)
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2012, 11:57:00 AM »
Those are mainly the type of campsites i go to! lol!

lol I'm a luxury camper!!!  ;)  I don't like to feel nature on my exposed areas!!  :o
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Re: What do I put inside a luggable loo? (TMI, obviously)
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2012, 08:48:25 PM »
We sometime have a bucket with lid loo for night times but with a tent full of boys they soon found out a empty coke bottle was the best idea as didnt have to leave there sleeping bags  ::)

So, to pack alongside my Icecream tub (an previous discussion on here!!) I must remember an empty coke bottle...his and hers night time toilets!!!! lmao!!! Rinced out each morning with a bit of boiling water and a spray of anti-bac...it'll only be a few nights...could even throw them out at the end of the trip (in the plastic recycling, of course!!!) SORTED!!!  ;D ;D

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Re: What do I put inside a luggable loo? (TMI, obviously)
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2012, 08:56:48 PM »
Ellyb u r right it isn't any different from peeing straight into the hedgerow ..... I just think if uv done it in a bucket/bottle/icecream tub it would be nicer to chuck it down a toilet rather than in the bush.

U only need to use chemical disposal areas if uv used chemicals. otherwise a toilet is fine.

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Re: What do I put inside a luggable loo? (TMI, obviously)
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2012, 11:24:34 PM »
The best *bucket* toilet I saw last year was at a festival where someone behind me in the queue for the loos had an ice-cream tub.  On top of the tub was written, "This is a toilet when we go camping."

I said, "I like your style" and she replied, "If the kids need to use if in the car and we have a crash I mind of feel that the person who finds it need to know what's in there...."

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