Having a good portable camping toilet is not something everyone thinks about when they are preparing for life in a survival/bomb shelter. Most people take care of food, water, and medical supplies, but few put a lot of thought into doing their business in a shelter.
The longer people are kept in confined spaces the more likely the spread of diseases spread by feces. The more time people spend in confined quarters the more they get lax when it comes to things like hand washing and waste disposal.
Some nasty things you can catch and spread are; Salmonella, E. coli, cryptosporidium, candida, and parasites that carry hepatitis. One of the best ways to prevent such infections is to use plastic liners in your portable camping toilet. You can either buy special liners made for portable toilets, or you can buy a bag of cheap garbage bag liners and use those instead.
When it comes to purchasing a portable camping toilet, most are similar in size, make, and cost. Here are a few different ones that are now available.
These days there are many different styles to choose from. The portable camping toilet has come a long way from a five gallon bucket and plastic lid. For many people a five gallon bucket portable toilet is just what the doctor ordered. It’s cheap, light, easy to move, and with the help of plastic liners, gets the job done.
If space is an issue, and probably will be if you’re in a survival shelter, there are a number of collapsible or folding toilets available. If you’re willing to spend a bit more, you can get hand pump flushing toilets that do not need a separate water reservoir.
You can also get portable flushing toilets that are great for extended periods of time that connect to your water holding tank. They are easily removed and reattached at need. These will cost more but if you have a lot of people in your shelter this may be the best way to go.