Portable Camp Toilet

Not everybody likes to use leaves when doing their business. A portable camp toilet is a nice clean alternative. A portable toilet is also a nice thing to have around in your survival shelter if you’ve got to be there for any length of time.

More Than Just a Bucket

You can easily pick up a five gallon bucket at places like Lowes or Home Depot, but have you ever tried sitting on one while doing your business? That thin rim of the bucket is just not conducive to moving your bowels. It’s hard, uncomfortable, and difficult to sit on. Fortunately you can purchase a portable camp toilet that comes equipped with a toilet seat shaped lid and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

Extended Use

If you’re stuck in your bomb or survival shelter for an extended period of time you’re going to need either, multiple portable toilets or a number of liners. You can get creative and purchase those large dark green plastic bags that will easily take care of your business, but they are too big to be convenient. It’s much easier if you have something that is not too large or too small to do the job. 

Most retailers that sell camping toilets also sell liners that are specifically sized for use on your portable camp toilet. If you don’t use liners you will forever be washing out the bucket portion of your toilet and trying to figure out how to get rid of that smell. If you use liners you won’t have to wash anything but the toilet seat attachment.

It’s a Matter of Hygiene

There are a number of nasty bugs that are caused and spread by human waste and a lack of proper hand washing. Using plastic bags or toilet liners will go a long way in keeping down the spread of illnesses spread by human waste. The following illnesses can be spread by feces:

  • Salmonella
  • E. coli
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Candida
  • Parasites like worms that can carry Hepatitis

Buying a Toilet

There are a number of retailers that offer a portable camp toilet for sale on line or at their store. Here are some of the more popular toilets. 

  • Honey Bucket Port-a-Potty: The Honey Bucket is a large, bright yellow (5 gallon) bucket with a black, toilet shaped, removable lid. The 5 gallon size is perfect. If your bucket is too big, small kids won’t be able to use it. If it’s too small the elderly will have a difficult time getting up from it after sitting. The Honey Bucket is made from durable, crush resistant plastic and comes with a carrying handle for easy transport.
  • Luggable Loo: The Luggable Loo is another portable toilet that is offered online by Cabela’s. Cabela’s also offers a print catalogue where you can purchase the Luggable Loo if you don’t feel comfortable ordering online. This is another 5 gallon bucket sized portable toilet complete with black toilet seat attached and a convenient carrying handle. Cabela’s also offers the Luggable Loo Double Doodie bags so you don’t have to constantly clean out your bucket after each use and you don’t have to worry about trying to get rid of the smell.

The Final Word

When preparing for disaster scenarios, people usually think of the necessities like food, water, and weapons for self- defense. Not everyone thinks of the toilet situation. Diseases carried and spread from human waste are much more prevalent when a number of people are confined in small quarters for long periods of time. It’s important to have a portable camp toilet in your shelter, along with some trash bags or liners to reduce smells and the chance of contact with feces.

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