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Karl in NY 12-20-2015 03:07 PM

Emergency Toilet
 
I hate Porta-Pottys, and a true marine head is impractical on a boat of the size I own (BUT, I do have a small cabin, for privacy).

I've linked to this before, but thought it needed wider distribution, with its own thread name.
http://www.cleanwaste.com/go-anywhere-portable-toilet

DIY versions are cheaper, using toilet seat, 5 gal. bucket, 5# of kitty litter, and a trash bag liner.

I don't overnight on the boat, and this is strictly for a sudden intestinal crisis. I often boat in 39 waters, so jumping-in is not an option. I know Florida is different.

I have only needed it once, after apparent food-poisoning from a take-out sandwich I brought along for lunch...45 minutes after lunch, instant evacuation. Kitty litter saved the day. Hanging your butt over the gunnel is too dangerous, and many dead MOBs are recovered with either their zipper down or their pants down.

Many camping supply places sell toilet seats specifically for typical 5 gal. buckets, if you prefer to make your own.

An unpleasant subject, but it's part of life, and I prefer to be prepared.

C Skip R 12-20-2015 03:19 PM

Simpler -5 gal bucket, mount a toilet seat on it, fill with water and do your number. Throw overboard. How easy can it get.

fireisland1 12-20-2015 03:53 PM

i have a vacuflush system, but i always carry a backup. It's orange and says right on it "Lets do this" . Never failed me yet

solarfry 12-20-2015 05:49 PM

First off disposal of human waste overboard is unlawful and exposes you to a heavy fine in addition to infecting marine life you may catch and consume with e coli n other bacteria from human waste.

A large plastic bag, a 5gal bucket and rv toilet solution plus a twist tie can solve any crisis. Just don't dispose overboard. There is enough crap in fish already. No need to make them sicker for our consumption.

The rv toilet solution effectively deodorizes waste. The twist tie seals the bag for disposal at home or marina. Food poisoning is usually from poor food handling causing noxious bacteria to enter food and later humans consuming said food. You do not want those extra bacteria in your fish.

Btw

agallant80 12-20-2015 06:11 PM

Go to your local REI. They have all kinds of pooping solutions. Bags with chemicals are the best.

buddy29766 12-20-2015 07:25 PM


Originally Posted by solarfry (Post 8536305)
First off disposal of human waste overboard is unlawful and exposes you to a heavy fine in addition to infecting marine life you may catch and consume with e coli n other bacteria from human waste.

A large plastic bag, a 5gal bucket and rv toilet solution plus a twist tie can solve any crisis. Just don't dispose overboard. There is enough crap in fish already. No need to make them sicker for our consumption.

The rv toilet solution effectively deodorizes waste. The twist tie seals the bag for disposal at home or marina. Food poisoning is usually from poor food handling causing noxious bacteria to enter food and later humans consuming said food. You do not want those extra bacteria in your fish.

Btw

Yep, what he said put a small trash bag in the 5 gal bucket. Throw it away back at the dock.

LandSucks 12-20-2015 07:29 PM

You don't need a toilet seat. Just take a pool noodle to fit the rim. And it holds the bag in place.

SeaMonkey1 12-20-2015 07:43 PM

Luggable loo


pfithian 12-20-2015 07:56 PM

X2

rbhankins001 12-20-2015 09:16 PM

coffee can + kitty litter = done

nitro943 12-20-2015 09:27 PM


Originally Posted by SeaMonkey1 (Post 8536776)

nice

UFLBret 12-21-2015 01:31 PM


Originally Posted by rbhankins001 (Post 8536943)
coffee can + kitty litter = done

No way my junks fitting inside a coffee can.... A 5-gal bucket is plenty, but a coffee can?

Striper In 12-21-2015 01:35 PM

And you or she can always wear a poncho when going the bucket route.

Big Iron 12-21-2015 02:33 PM


Originally Posted by UFLBret (Post 8538646)
No way my junks fitting inside a coffee can.... A 5-gal bucket is plenty, but a coffee can?

One, your pecker ain't that big.... Two, you hold the coffee can up to your ass, it's not like a toilet seat.

But really a 5 gallon bucket is as simple as it gets.

Jus Teasin 12-21-2015 02:42 PM


Originally Posted by Big Iron (Post 8538806)
One, your pecker ain't that big.... Two, you hold the coffee can up to your ass, it's not like a toilet seat.

What do you do if it's one of those long ones that you need to walk away, a step or two?

Big Iron 12-21-2015 03:02 PM

Nah, it's the dq twist. Gotta coil it up in there.

Jus Teasin 12-21-2015 03:05 PM

I'm gonna' need a mirror! :roll

glassparon 12-21-2015 05:00 PM

One of my most memorable fishing experiences was when I was out alone,anchored up bait fishing with two rods when the urge struck. So I got out came the old bucket, and as soon as I got "settled in" both reels took off screaming. I set the hook on the first one and put it on light drag back in the rod holder, then did the same to the second one. Ended up with two nice fish in the boat -- after I finished my business. I'd start bringing ex-lax with me if I knew that would be the result every time!!

Clinker 12-21-2015 05:28 PM


Originally Posted by Karl in NY (Post 8535887)
I hate Porta-Pottys

Why?

TwentyFourSeven 12-21-2015 05:30 PM


Originally Posted by C Skip R (Post 8535909)
Simpler -5 gal bucket, mount a toilet seat on it, fill with water and do your number. Throw overboard. How easy can it get.


Exactly, everyone does it.


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