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    After many years good service my camping loo has expired, so what do people use when camping with no facilities ? I have never been a fan of using the alfresco ensuite so am looking for a discreet solution. Would like some thing that packs flat. Any ideas ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by richardg View Post
    After many years good service my camping loo has expired, so what do people use when camping with no facilities ? I have never been a fan of using the alfresco ensuite so am looking for a discreet solution. Would like some thing that packs flat. Any ideas ?
    Bog in a baghttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Genuine-Boginabag-Refill-Pack-Bags/dp/B003G3T1OE/ref=sr_1_1?adgrpid=51976488126&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIv bnGg6WM4gIVrrvtCh22ggVhEAAYASAAEgKgy_D_BwE&hvadid= 259097662998&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=1007131&hvnetw=g&hvp os=1t1&hvqmt=e&hvrand=16290766334959144264&hvtargi d=aud-615477028318%3Akwd-299037862740&hydadcr=5975_1758610&keywords=bog+in+ a+bag&qid=1557330725&s=gateway&sr=8-1
    : ....with a loo seat like this:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Andes-Portable-Folding-Outdoor-Camping/dp/B00EVOCHK2/ref=asc_df_B00EVOCHK2/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309036679350&hvpos=1o5&hvne tw=g&hvrand=5693406285889948083&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hv qmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1007131& hvtargid=aud-543776533562la-437355612841&psc=1
    Three orFour pointed stands or seats sink in the ground....

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    Army issue shovel mate!
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    A plasterer's bucket is a comfortable height for an adult. A bit of foam pipe lagging round the top makes it almost luxurious. It's what I use when van camping or at work with no facilities. I put a HD bin bag in and for multiple uses, you just twist the bag closed until next time. A normal black builder's bucket works but is a bit low for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Grey View Post
    Army issue shovel mate!
    Need very good aim to land it on a shovel

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    The Bog in a bag bags are supposed to be biodegradable. Black bin bags are not. Also recommend (in some bags) the addition of a coagulant, like wood shavings or cat litter?
    Last edited by laurence milton; 8th-May-2019 at 05:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laurence milton View Post
    Bog in a baghttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Genuine-Boginabag-Refill-Pack-Bags/dp/B003G3T1OE/ref=sr_1_1?adgrpid=51976488126&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIv bnGg6WM4gIVrrvtCh22ggVhEAAYASAAEgKgy_D_BwE&hvadid= 259097662998&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=1007131&hvnetw=g&hvp os=1t1&hvqmt=e&hvrand=16290766334959144264&hvtargi d=aud-615477028318%3Akwd-299037862740&hydadcr=5975_1758610&keywords=bog+in+ a+bag&qid=1557330725&s=gateway&sr=8-1
    : ....with a loo seat like this:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Andes-Portable-Folding-Outdoor-Camping/dp/B00EVOCHK2/ref=asc_df_B00EVOCHK2/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309036679350&hvpos=1o5&hvne tw=g&hvrand=5693406285889948083&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hv qmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1007131& hvtargid=aud-543776533562la-437355612841&psc=1
    Three orFour pointed stands or seats sink in the ground...……….
    bog in a bag looks good

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    But not the seat tripod....look at the Andes one. (More room to aim for one!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by laurence milton View Post
    But not the seat tripod....look at the Andes one. (More room to aim for one!!)
    Looks like a good solution,thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by richardg View Post
    Looks like a good solution,thanks
    Very welcome...works well for me and twas recommended by another to me, when I was on a similar search

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    Looks like some form of bag with some sort of abshorbant stuff in a comfy seat is the way to go. Thanks for the input. I have avoided some trips because of this issue so here we go.!!!?

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    Just be aware that compostable bags often fail to fully decompose - put them in a bin.

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    I have used a bucket with a loo seat on it in the past - various models available commercially. But that doesn't fold flat, so I found a 'Bivvy loo portable camping toilet' on amazon, that does. It is fairly heavy, which is its big drawback, but otherwise seems pretty good.

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    1. Dig hole. Size is a matter of personal preference.
    2. Squat
    3. Drop
    4. Wipe
    4. Bury

    Although my granddaughter came up with a more poetic version when we discussed a similar issue some years ago. She always sung to the tune, which I think is also called, I think:- An Engish country garden, or very similiar


    What do you do when you need a poo (or “the loo” if parents around)
    in an English Country Garden?
    Pull down your pants and fertilise the plants
    in an English Country Garden,
    Then find a leaf and wipe your underneath in an English Country Garden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Perry View Post
    1. Dig hole. Size is a matter of personal preference.
    2. Squat
    3. Drop
    4. Wipe
    4. Bury

    Although my granddaughter came up with a more poetic version when we discussed a similar issue some years ago. She always sung to the tune, which I think is also called, I think:- An Engish country garden, or very similiar


    What do you do when you need a poo (or “the loo” if parents around)
    in an English Country Garden?
    Pull down your pants and fertilise the plants
    in an English Country Garden,
    Then find a leaf and wipe your underneath in an English Country Garden.
    Add to the first bit at 4a - burn paper (assuming conditions allow)

    I remember your granddaughter's version from my own childhood!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon G View Post
    I have used a bucket with a loo seat on it in the past - various models available commercially. But that doesn't fold flat, so I found a 'Bivvy loo portable camping toilet' on amazon, that does. It is fairly heavy, which is its big drawback, but otherwise seems pretty good.
    This. I have one in my campervan although it hasn't been taken out in the kayaks yet!

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    We usually call 'em cat holes. Just make a little hole, fill it up. Cover it over. Pretty much universal with backcountry travelers over 'ere.

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    I'd agree with you mostly. But there can be a lot of visitor pressure even in 'wild' places over here, so if it's practical to do so I prefer to bag up in compostable bags and take it away, especially if I stay overnight in fragile and heavily used spots like St Herbert's Isle in Derwent Water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Grey View Post
    Add to the first bit at 4a - burn paper (assuming conditions allow)

    I remember your granddaughter's version from my own childhood!
    Not a good idea to burn the paper.
    A wildfire was started a few weeks ago near Glenfinnan by this!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Malky View Post
    Not a good idea to burn the paper.
    A wildfire was started a few weeks ago near Glenfinnan by this!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Malky View Post
    Not a good idea to burn the paper.
    A wildfire was started a few weeks ago near Glenfinnan by this!


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    Totally agree if conditions are at all risky, hence my disclaimer, which I should have expanded on.

    Though, without going into too much detail, I make very sure my carefully burnt loo roll is completely extinguished, nay, saturated, by using an in built fire extinguisher I carry with me at all times And I choose boggy ground where possible, and if it is all bone dry, wouldn't risk it.


    Your post does remind me I wanted to post a general fire risk warning, its bad this year already. Will do it in a bit.
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    "Boggy ground" no pun intended?

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    The general feeling I get is bag it and bin it is favourite, so I am now the proud owner of some compostable bags that may or may not compost. Within the bags is some stuff to deal with the nasties. I can see the benefit in some places of the dig a hole scenario but age and knee probs do not allow the correct position for this method. So a suitable seat has also been acquired. I have also been told that some human pathogens don't break down in the soil for many years.

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    Do a test with the compostable bags to see how long they last before leaking if you are planning on trips of a few days. The ones I used in my kitchen started to fall apart up after a couple of days if they had wet contents such as tomatoes or melon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Grey View Post
    Totally agree if conditions are at all risky, hence my disclaimer, which I should have expanded on.

    Though, without going into too much detail, I make very sure my carefully burnt loo roll is completely extinguished, nay, saturated, by using an in built fire extinguisher I carry with me at all times And I choose boggy ground where possible, and if it is all bone dry, wouldn't risk it.


    Your post does remind me I wanted to post a general fire risk warning, its bad this year already. Will do it in a bit.
    We helped the estate factor and the fire service to put it out.
    He said to tell folk not to burn loo paper.
    Also I thought he was amazingly chilled out about it.
    Probably used to it.


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