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Q: Using chemical toilet in a tent ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: Using chemical toilet in a tent
Category: Sports and Recreation > Outdoors
Asked by: persontent-ga
List Price: $4.00
Posted: 12 Jul 2005 14:42 PDT
Expires: 11 Aug 2005 14:42 PDT
Question ID: 542770
Is it safe to use a chemical toilet inside a large tent ? Will the
fumes be harmful ?
Subject: Re: Using chemical toilet in a tent
Answered By: journalist-ga on 12 Jul 2005 15:41 PDT
Greetings Persontent,

I was just camping this past weekend in a large tent (could sleep six
persons) where we used a portable toilet in the tent - no problem at
all, and no fumes.  It used organic enzymes packets as opposed to

This particular brand was a hassock portable toilet with a lid, and
there was no odor from the enzymes used to break down the natural
waste odors.  Here's one exactly like it ($29.95):;jsessionid=1UYZZVZVYMVEVTQSNOISCOOOCJVZIIWE?id=0006645511015a&type=product&cmCat=froogle&cm_ven=froogle&cm_cat=data_feed&cm_ite=various&rid=7510101020603&_requestid=31929

Here's another type of portable toilet called Luggable Loo, less expensive

To prep the toilet for use, we placed an organic enzymes packet in it
and added a small bit of water.
enzymes packet $.60 each

Also, we used biodegradable toilet paper so you'll need some of that, too.

Cabella's is a great camping gear resource:

You can choose a chemical toilet but with so many organic (and
inexpensive) options, I suggest you consider the organic way.  Oh, and
take a camping shovel with which to bury your toilet waste as needed.

Check your local Wal-Mart superstore's camping section too.  They will
probably have similar items to the ones I've listed.

Best regards and happy, sanitary camping,


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natural portable toilet
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biodegradable portable toilet enzyme packet
Subject: Re: Using chemical toilet in a tent
From: ldavinci-ga on 12 Jul 2005 16:05 PDT
Hi persontent-ga,

   If you are really bothered, you could run a portable air purifier(one that
uses batteries(again you have to watchout for fumes!)) that uses an activated
charcoal filter, placed near the toilet.  It could also remove any other odor
(not necessarily from the toilet), and absorb toxic gases.


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