Friday, October 8, 2010

Making a Portable Toilet from 5 Gallon Buckets

We discussed how 5 gallon pails are so versatile to take to a camp site. But we have not yet elaborated how they could be a practical use during camping time. This time we are going to discuss how the 5 gallon bucket is great as a portable toilet, especially when we camp at places with no access to plumbing.

What we need:
  • gallon pail
  • Mulch
  • 2 pieces of boards
  • Garbage bags


How to make the portable toilet:
  • Cover the inside of the bucket with a garbage bag and make sure the end of the bag goes over the top of the pail so that it can be fastened with the bucket lid.
  • Put the mulch about half of the pail. This will help absorb urine and to cover up the smell.
  • Put the two boards on top of the 5 gallon pail for us to sit on. Voila, your emergency toilet is done!

Note: every time you go to the toilet cover with more mulch. The concept is really like the cat litter system. The more you cover it, the less smell you’ve got.

2 comments:

  1. A bucket, also called a pail, is typically a watertight, vertical cylinder or truncated cone, with an open top and a flat bottom, usually attached to a semicircular carrying handle called the bail. A pail can have an open top or can have a lid.

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  2. Having a portable toilet is essential if someone has an outdoor party, so thanks for the giving details about how to create it.

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