How to Empty a Portable Toilet While Camping
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Let’s face it, dealing with human waste is not the most pleasant task, but it is a necessity when camping. If you are new to camping, you may be wondering how to empty a portable toilet.
This blog will give you tips on how to empty a portable toilet while camping so that you can have a pleasant and clean experience.
1. Find an appropriate place to dispose of the waste
You will want to make sure that the area is not near any water sources and that it is at least 200 feet away from your campsite.
2. Dig a hole that is at least 6 inches deep
If you are disposing of the waste in an area where there are other people camping, make sure to dig the hole at least 200 feet away from their campsites as well.
3. Line the hole with a heavy-duty garbage bag
Make sure to double-line the hole if you are disposing of the waste in an area where there are other people camping.
4. Use gloves and/or sanitary wipes to remove the waste from the toilet
Be sure to properly dispose of the gloves and/or sanitary wipes.
5. Pour disinfectant into the toilet bowl and swish it around to clean it out
Be sure to pour out any remaining disinfectant into the garbage bag-lined hole as well.
6. Close up the garbage bag tightly
Make sure that all of the waste is securely inside, and then bury it in the hole that you dug earlier.
7. Use dirt
Use some of the dirt from the hole to sprinkle over top of where you buried the garbage bag so that animals cannot smell it and dig it up.
With these tips, you will be able to successfully empty a portable toilet while camping. Just remember to find an appropriate place to dispose of the waste, dig a deep hole, line it with a garbage bag, remove the waste with gloves or sanitary wipes, disinfectant the toilet bowl, add fresh water and rinse out the bowl, close up the garbage bag tightly, bury it in the hole, sprinkle dirt over top, dispose of your gloves or sanitary wipes properly, and wash your hands thoroughly!