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Picking the Best Portable Camp Toilet

Portable Camp Toilet

When a survival situation lasts for more than two or three hours, there’s a very strong possibility that you will feel the need to use a restroom. If you’ve got a portable camp toilet in your bug out bag, you have no worries. But without having one at your immediate disposal, the ability to take care of business will more than likely become a hassle.

The majority of camp toilets require the use of plastic bags. Most of these disposable bags have already been treated with chemicals for the purpose of breaking down waste and converting it into non-hazardous material. However, some have not been chemically treated. If you have purchased a toilet that did not come with pre-treated bags, the chemicals can and should be purchased separately. And if you’re thinking it’s easier just to skip this step, especially in an emergency survival situation, think again. Improperly disposed waste products not only smell terrible, but can attract predators as well.

Let’s take a look at some of the more popular brands that you should consider.

Reliance Luggable Loo

The Luggable Loo by Reliance is among the highest rated portable camp toilets you can buy. With its simple bucket-style design, easy snap-on lid, and Double Doodie Bags, it means virtually no clean up. And there are no chemicals to buy either since the bags are already pre-treated. It’s basically a standard 5-gallon bucket with a toilet seat screwed onto the top. Simple and yet efficient.

The Reliance Luggable Loo weighs a mere three pounds with a price of around $20. And replacement bags are under $20 for a pack of six bags.

Cleanwaste GO Anywhere Portable Toilet

The Cleanwaste GO Anywhere Portable Toilet is a three-legged portable toilet that’s stable on uneven ground. It’s sturdy, durable, and has the ability to hold a person weighing 500 pounds. The GO Anywhere comes with a single bag (which also includes biogel for breaking down waste). The design offers easy cleanup and minimizes the risk of coming into contact with any waste product.

No assembly is required, and when folded it becomes the size of a standard briefcase. It’s also designed with a built-in carry handle. The cost of replacement bags is about $35 for a pack of twelve. The portable toilet itself weighs about 7 pounds and will run you about $75.

Green Elephant Folding Commode

The Green Elephant Folding Commode is another highly rated portable camp toilet. It is simply a toilet seat on top of folding legs. When folded, it takes up very little room and is the perfect toilet for a bug out bag. Or it can easily be strapped to a backpack. At 3.5 pounds The Green Elephant is very lightweight and can be used with any eight-gallon plastic bag. The one drawback is that by having the ability to use any bag means you’ll need to purchase the chemicals separately.

The Green Elephant Folding Commode uses bags that actually fold over the toilet seat. This means it stays sanitary since the seat is completely covered by the plastic toilet bag. It is a durable, portable potty that will run you about $40.

SereneLife Outdoor Portable Toilet with Carry Bag

The SereneLife Portable Toilet is what you might call a luxury back country toilet. It’s one of the more expensive camp toilets, but if comfort is important to you, this is a good choice. This toilet has an extra large toilet tank which means you’ll have to empty it less often. It also comes with a waste water tank level indicator so you’ll know when it’s time to empty.

The SereneLife portable camping toilet includes a splash-free rotating pour spout, making it a quick and discrete emptying process. Plus, the odor-resistant materials it’s made from help ensure it doesn’t retain those bad smells. The look is similar to the type of toilet you’d see in your own home.

There are a lot of positives to this toilet, but some drawbacks as well. First off, it weighs more than 11 pounds, which would make it very hard to carry on a backpack. And since there are no internal bags it becomes necessary to empty it and clean it between uses. However, if you’re going to be in the same location for an extended period of time, this is a great choice.

Portable Camp Toilet – Don’t Leave Home without It

No matter where you go, and no matter what type of emergency appears, you’re going to need a portable toilet. In survival situations you’ll want to make sure it’s easy to set up, easy to use, and easy to clean. If you’re going to be on the move you’ll want to buy one of the lightweight versions that’s easily carried and transported, usually by being attached to a survival backpack. But if you’re staying in the same location for awhile, a luxury toilet may be your best bet.

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