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    Because my cabin is located in an area with discontinuous permafrost and poor drainage, I think I am going to forego digging into the ground to eliminate human waste. I have thought about getting a compostable toilet, but I have heard there are issues with them in cold temperatures. So, I am thinking I am just going to haul out our waste (feces) by snow machine and dispose of the waste annually. Anyone know of a location where human waste can be disposed of? The landfill does not allow disposal of human waste.

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    Seriously??? 126 views and nobody even has a sarcastic comment or a joke? Must be a touchy subject. I just want to know what to do with my poop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhack Jack View Post
    Seriously??? 126 views and nobody even has a sarcastic comment or a joke?
    ...No sh1t?
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    No one else feels moved to comment.

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    Seriously though, the Luggable Loo comes with some chemicals that is supposed to make the waste inert, or something like that. It claims you can dispose of the contents in a landfill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iofthetaiga View Post
    ...No sh1t?
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    Here we go...

    Quote Originally Posted by ChugiakTinkerer View Post
    Seriously though, the Luggable Loo comes with some chemicals that is supposed to make the waste inert, or something like that. It claims you can dispose of the contents in a landfill.

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    I'll have to look into that. Thanks. How does it work in cold temps? I would still like to use an outside outhouse. Just not a pit.

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    We've used it in the summer on float trips. Dunno about winter, just used a plastic bag in freezing temps.

    This is the stuff:
    https://relianceproducts.com/product...tation/95.html


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    the park service has some portables with exchangable tanks that get replaced and taken out for disposal.
    saw these in Washington state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChugiakTinkerer View Post
    No one else feels moved to comment.
    I didn't feel so moved, until Jack's urging.























    Then before I realized it, it just came out.
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    Save it for the next four years and send it to the Democratic National Convention 2020

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGL4now View Post
    Save it for the next four years and send it to the Democratic National Convention 2020
    I don't think they'd take your ****. Just say'n.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhack Jack View Post
    Because my cabin is located in an area with discontinuous permafrost....
    So if you dug a hole and buried it you'd have discontinuous permapoo?
    I am serious... and don't call me Shirley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akiceman25 View Post
    So if you dug a hole and buried it you'd have discontinuous permapoo?
    If you dug a trench, could you make it continuous?
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    OMG! My wife and I freaking crying, LOL....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanly View Post
    OMG! My wife and I freaking crying, LOL....
    Why.....not enough roughage today?
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    You guys should can it with the jokes. Put a lid on it, so to speak. Be good forum members, it's your footy.

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    Curse you spell check, way to buzzkill a punchline. Dooty, not footy

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    Ya can always burn it in a burn barrel with a little diesel to get it going good.

    I have a similar issue where I'm building my cabin as the ground is 4 billion year old granite and pretty tough to dig in.
    The plan is to build a raised outhouse and instead of digging a hole I will use a 55 gallon plastic barrel with seepage holes drilled in the bottom and a few inches up the sides. I will place it on a gravel bed for drainage.

    Eventually I want to put one of these in the cabin: http://www.ecojohn.com/ecojohn_sr.html

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    Personally, I think if I had to haul all our crap, I don't think I'd live out there. If it was the only recourse was an incinerator, then that's what I would do for sure......
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    I live in an area on continuous permafrost. I found that in September I could easily dig down three feet, although it had to be done in stages. Then we sunk a 55-gallon barrel with both ends cut off, into the hole. Put a plywood lid on top. We've been dumping sewage in there for a decade now and there's maybe three inches of "residue" in the bottom of the hole, so I'd say it's been working well. The soil here is tightly compacted sand once you get past the top six-inches of tundra vegetation.

    I think the effectiveness of this method would vary widely, depending on your soil type.

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