Published on : 03 August 20214 min reading time
Depending on how primitive you want your camping experience to be, a camping toilet may be an investment worth considering. It really won’t hurt our feelings if you decide that the great outdoors may not be the cleanliest place to relieve yourself. For the most part, a camping toilet will make your trip much more pleasant and less of a hassle when nature calls.
Once you’ve decided that you’d rather stay away from digging a hole in the ground to bury your feces, you have some options when it comes to choosing the best camping toilet to meet your needs. Well, it’s not really a matter of one meeting your needs… while each piece of camping equipment will accomplish what it is you’d like it to, you have the luxury of choosing which one will be the victim.
If you want the simplest solution for a camping toilet then a bucket toilet is for you. When we say simple, we mean it. It is simply a bucket with a snap-on hinged seat and cover. Most bucket toilets come in 5 gallons sizes. They are a very affordable and simple choice when it comes to choosing a camping toilet. As for maintenance, I assure you, you’ll know when it’s time to empty them.
The Reliance Products Luggable Loo Portable 5 Gallon Toilet is a great choice if you’re looking for the cheapest solution. If you want an upgrade the Coleman Portable Non-Flush Toilet comes with a removable inner bucket for easy disposal and very convenient inner splash cover/toilet paper holder.
Line your bucket toilet with a plastic bag with kitty litter in it. The kitty litter will absorb the liquid and make for an easy disposal.
Folding camping toilets are essentially folding chairs with holes in them. A folding toilet is an excellent choice if you’re looking for portability, so for they are perfect for backpacking and hiking. They are hassle-free as they are intended for use with disposable liners or camping toilet bags.
If your looking for a quality folding toilet at an affordable price, the TravelJohn Foldable Commode is by far your best choice. Made with a steel-frame, padded seat and top flap, it’s a comfortable alternative to the ever-dreaded hover method all campers have had to make at some point. It even comes with a side storage pocket for accessories!
If you want to show off, you might want to go with the PETT™ Portable Environmental Toilet. Used by the Forest Service, Park Service, Military, FBI and FEMA, this folding camping toilet sits at the same height as a standard toilet. However, once folded, it is the size and shape of a briefcase.
Portable Flush Toilet
If you’re willing to throw the primitive camping trip right out the window, a portable flush toilet is your best bet. While they are typically for caravaning camping or RV’s, there are plenty of models to choose from for your personal needs. These toilets work with a fresh water holding tank and a lower holding tank for waste. This lower tank will help you determine when it’s time to empty and clean your portable flush toilet.
If you’re in the market for this type of camping toilet be prepared to spend a little more than you would for a bucket or folding toilet. A great choice is the Sanitation Equipment Visa 268 Deluxe Portable Toilet. This toilet has a convenient piston-type flush with both fresh water and holding tank level indicators to help you know exactly when it’s time to empty your toilet. For even more luxury (and less primitive camping) it comes with one 4-ounce sample size of Liquid Gold concentrated toilet deodorizer.
Whichever camping toilet you choose, your bathroom breaks will be a lot cleanlier on your next camping trip. Have fun on your next outdoor adventure!
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