This portable toilet is a wonderful idea for camping and long car trips where you don’t necessarily want to use public toilets, especially if you have small children.

It is a portable toilet that you can make yourself in 5 minutes. You only need a bucket of a size that best suits your needs, a pool noodle type float , a plastic bag and a roll of paper, you will also need to cut the noodle that you will adapt to the edge of the bucket, they can be scissors or knife exact type or knife.

It is recommended to carry a bag of sawdust to spread over the waste once it is finished, so the smell is trapped and the evacuation is not exposed, this can make it possible for the bucket to continue to be used several times if you are going to have it in a secluded place.

You can at the end of the day, compost these waste also if you have a compost or permaculture garden, your natural waste will have a good use if you add it to the compost. Otherwise, by digging a hole in the earth with a relevant depth, it is enough to bury the waste that in the end, will be integrated into the earth without causing contamination.

How to make a portable toilet in 5 minutes for travel or camping

The steps are the following:

  1. Place the paper roll on the metal handle of the bucket
  2. Put the plastic bag in the bucket
  3. Adapt the noodle -already cut lengthwise- to the edge of the bucket
  4. As an extra bonus, it would be a good idea to adapt a cover over the bucket so that the content is kept safe if you want to continue using it later.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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