The Portable Camping Toilet: Why Choose This One?

Portable Camping Toilet

Weisshorn 20L Outdoor Portable Toilet 

Features:
  • High-Quality Construction
  • No external water or power connections required
  • 12L fresh water capacity providing 50 flushes
  • Corrosion-resistant side latches lock tanks together
  • Features water outlet for a more thorough wash
  • Easy to empty 20L detachable holding tank
  • Matte finish concealing scratches
  • Lightweight and easy storage
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20L Outdoor Portable Camping Toilet

If you are the type of person who likes to camp away from the crowds, or just doesn’t want to have to traipse across a field in the middle of the night to use the loo, then investing in a camping toilet could be your answer. 

Camping toilets can make for an excellent investment as they allow you more freedom when it comes time to choose your campsite and don’t force you into choosing one based on how close it is to the toilet block.

Should You Get a Camping Toilet?

There are many reasons why you might want to buy a camp toilet. Some people get up during the night, others have little ones that need the loo in the night and it can be difficult to get them out of their sleeping bags! 

If this sounds like you then buying a camp toilet could make sense. It’s also handy if you’re not keen on roughing it or don’t want your children using an outside facility at night time. 

A lot of campsites now provide toilets but these often fill up quickly in busy periods so having your own means there will always be one available for use by family members when needed.

As someone who goes to the loo multiple times during their sleep and is a bad sleeper anyway, getting up foraging around in your tent only leads to more trouble sleeping. 

So if you find yourself having this problem too I recommend investing some money on one of those camp toilets – they’ve saved me from an awful lot frustration.

You should consider getting a camp toilet if;
  • You or your loved one is sometimes woken up during the night to use the toilet.
  • You are camping somewhere basic or wild that doesn’t have a toilet block.
  • You want to make sure your family’s use of shared campsite toilet facilities is as minimal and safe possible.
  • Sharing a bathroom with someone else can make you feel squeamish.
Different Types of Camping Toilet

When it comes to choosing a camp toilet, there are only really two sensible options: stools with bags underneath and folding cardboard boxes. 

If you want something more convenient than these traditional designs but still need your privacy while out in the woods then I recommend investing into one of those portable restrooms available at most major retailers today.

The best camping toilet for you is going to depend on a few different factors. The first choice, an easy and basic bucket-style camp outhouse with little maintenance required or flair desired in your adventures outdoors. 

Second option would be the fancier bulkier flushing chemical variety that requires more attention from its user but can provide cleaner water each time they flush.

The Bucket-Style Camp Toilet: Pros & Cons
  • The bucket toilet is a cost-effective way to go when you’re on the move. It’s smaller and easier to store than other types of portable toilets, making them perfect for use in campgrounds or anywhere else that space might be limited.
  • They’re lighter than a flushing camp loo
  • A bucket style camp toilet is not ideal for solid waste because it’s not sealed.
  • You can use chemical toilet liquid in them or with wood chips (wood-based cat litter is ideal) as a composting loo, but be careful because knocking over the bucket will spread urine everywhere.
  • They are generally pretty cheap
  • This style of bucket loo is specifically designed for light, emergency night time use.
Flushing Camping Toilets: Pros & Cons
  • They can be quite bulky, so you’ll want to make sure that your car has enough space for one.
  • Flushing camp loos are much more stable, so they don’t need to worry about knocking them over.
  • They can be heavy when full, especially if you go for a camp loo with the large waste holding tank. You could pop them on a rolling trolley though.
  • Not only will you get next to no smells from a flushing camp loo as long as the recommended chemicals are used and at levels appropriate for your needs, but some users find that their waterworks have improved once they start using these products regularly.
What are Toilet Chemicals and What Can I Use Them For?

With a flush toilet, you can not only feel good about yourself but also reduce gas build-up. The blue fluid is added to the waste tank which helps break down waste and keeps smells under control.

After you use the bathroom, a different liquid with pink color helps to deodorize and clean your bowl.

For those who are looking to break down their waste more naturally, green toilet fluids can be an option. The output tone should still maintain a friendly feel even though this natural breakdown process is being promoted.

Ways to Dispose of  Your Portable Camping Toilet Waste

Having a portable camping toilet system is only effective if you dispose of the waste contents in an ethical and safe way after use.

When you use a camping toilet, only human waste and toilet paper should be placed in the container. Anything else such as trash or feminine hygiene products must go into an additional baggie with your name on it for disposal at designated locations like RV dump stations authorized vaults toilets.

Using a camping toilet can be a great way to reduce your environmental footprint. When using these products, you should bury the waste at least 6 inches deep and 200 ft from any water source for safety reasons as well as natural decomposition of materials in order to not pollute our planet.

To reduce the impact on our environment, always check with local land management agencies to determine what specific requirements are for disposing your waste in an ethical way.

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Portable Camping Toilet Grey 20+10L

Specifications:
  • Color: Grey
  • Material: PP, ABS
  • Capacity: 10L / 12L / 20L
  • Dimension:
  • 10L: 33x38x32cm / 13×15×13″
  • 12L: 36x46x35cm / 14×18×14″
  • 20L: 35x40x42cm / 14×16×17″
  • Flush method: Pneumatic assisted
  • Drainage method: Ground row
  • Applicable places: Bedrooms, Wards, RV, Campsites, Ships, etc
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Portable Camping Toilet Grey 10+10L

Specifications:
  • Push-button operation for easy use
  • Fitted with a waste tank and flush tank.
  • Rugged PE plastic frame makes it suitable for carrying around and outdoor use
  • Sealing slide valve and lid locks in odours for hygiene
  • Detachable tanks to empty and refill. Handle to carry easy
  • Maximum load 200kg
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20L Outdoor Portable Toilet Camping Potty

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Weisshorn 20L Portable Camping Toilet with Carry Bag

Features:

  •  20L Portable Camping Toilet
  •  High Quality Construction
  • Always flushes with fresh water
  • No external water or power connections required
  • 12L freshwater capacity providing 50 flushes
  • Double sealed drain valve protects against leakage and doors
  • Corrosion resistant side latches lock tanks together
  • Easy to empty 20L detachable holding tank
  • Matte finish concealing scratches
  • Comes with a carry bag
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6L Outdoor Portable Toilet

Features:
  • High-density Polyethylene Construction.
  • Lightweight design for easy carrying purpose.
  • Large base provides strong stability.
  • An ideal adult size toilet with 6L internal capacity.
  • Simply to remove,empty and clean.
  • Comfortable height
Which One should I get?

Before you buy a portable toilet, make sure to think about your camping style.

Do you enjoy camping at caravan parks? Well, if so then these places have all of the facilities needed for campers. Which means your favorite toilet needs to suit that particular facility too! A hole in ground type is not what they’re looking out on their lawns for.

Remote bush campers have more options on what they can take but if water is a problem at your location, buying an extra flushing portable toilet means you won’t be caught short.

Don’t Forget About Your Budget

What are you willing to pay for the convenience of having a toilet? There is an ample range available, and if your budget doesn’t go beyond hundred dollars then it would be best not spend too much.

Do you have space for a toilet?

You’ll need more space in your vehicle for a bigger toilet. If you have limited room, consider getting one that folds up when not being used so it doesn’t take up precious footwells and legroom inside of the car.

How Many People Are Using It?

If you have a family of four, the toilets will fill up more quickly than if it were just two people. You’ll need to empty them often and depending on which type/brand of flushable toilet they are using, lifting waste tanks can be very heavy.

What Else Do You Need for Your Camping Toilet?
  • Extra bags and/or additives
  • Chemicals
  • Additional water
  • Disinfectants/Wipes to clean toilet
  • Privacy Shelter
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hand Sanitiser
Reasons Why a Portable Camping Toilet is Good and Bad
 

7 Reasons You’ll Love Your Portable Camping Toilet

  • Cleanliness
  • You can find a place “to go tha”t is close by with peace of mind knowing you have it
  • Not having to share facilities with strangers is a huge relief
  • No more digging holes or squatting behind bushes
  • For those who have little children with very urgent needs, it is easier if you visit the loo close by
  • There’s a lot of options to choose from for those middle-of the night emergencies.

Disadvantages of a Portable Camping Toilet

  • Chemicals needed for some toilets
  • The process of disposing and cleaning can be quite unpleasant
  • There are some models that take up considerable space in your vehicle.
  • Need to purchase a privacy tent if in a busy area
  • It may be difficult for you to move.
  • Not every location will allow a portable toilet
Purchasing a Camp Toilet: What to Consider

 

You Need to Know About Chemical Toilet Disposal Points

Are you sure your site has a chemical disposal point? It’s fair to say most, but by no means all campsites have chemical loo disposal points. So if the flush on our trip leaves me in need of an emergency dumpster and I can’t get out because my toilet is full – there could be trouble.

Don’t forget to think about how far away the disposal site is and make sure your chosen campsite has a good sewage connection otherwise you could end up with some unwanted visitors. Also consider whether or not 20+ liters worth of waste will fit into one container for transport.

Choosing the Right Size for Your Camp Toilet Waste Tank

The main thing to bear in mind is the size of your waste tank. The cheapest and smallest camp toilets will have a relatively small capacity, which might work for you if only on vacation with friends or family but generally it’s best suited as something bigger than what can hold more than one person’s use at once.

For more than two people or for camping trips longer than a weekend, I’d recommend choosing the minimum waste tank capacity of 20 liters.

Where Should You Put Your Camp Loo?

Big family tents will often have several different rooms or even a side entrance that you could use as a makeshift bathroom. If this is the case, then purchase one of these stand-alone toilet/utility tent hybrids from our catalog for easy access to your private depths while camping in public spaces.

But if you don’t use an inner tent, think about the practicality of where to put your loo and how much privacy it will have with a little bit. I found that as a bell-tent camper making my own screen using those folding clothes hangers was very helpful.

Design of a Waste Tank

A good camp toilet is a safe way to go. With this unit, you can safely detach the waste tank and seal off your device for disposal or transportation home with no problem at all.

When you buy a new toilet, don’t go cheap on the model. Models with poor reviews and reports of leaking have been found to be more prone to having problems in this area than other models so it’s best not risk any leaks at all by saving money upfront for something like that.

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6L Camping Toilet Outdoor Portable Potty 

Key Features:

  • 6L Capacity
  • Sturdy Construction
  • Portable and lightweight
  • 150kg Weight load
  • Portable handle
  • Toilet roll rack
  • Removable waste bucket
  • Comfortable seat and height
  • Easy disassemble
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Portable Camping Toilet and Handwash Stand Set

The toilet has a 20-litre waste holding tank that makes it adequate to use 4-5 days for an adult. It is equipped with an upgraded piston pump that flushes the bowl much cleaner compared with bellows pump.

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Portable Camping Toilet 10+10L and Handwash Stand

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Outdoor Portable Folding Camping Toilet

Features:

  • High quality construction
  •  Easy to set up and dismantle
  • Max. 120kg weight capacity
  • Strong and durable plastic seat
  • Anti-slip legs with rubber shoes
  • Bonus 10 disposable waste bags
  • Bonus three short legs 
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200 kg Camping Toilet with Bags 

This foldable toilet is designed for festivals, camping, vacation, fishing, hunting, construction sites, allotments, long car trips, as a shower chair and for other emergencies. This camping toilet is made of strong and durable plastic with a capacity of up to 200 kg.

How to Stay Clean and Comfortable Without a Porta Potty

In a time of emergency, there is nothing worse than being stuck in the restroom with no facilities. Luckily for you and your dignity we have an answer.

Getting a Spot

Find a spot which is at least 200 feet away from your campsite as well as water source. For an example, if you are 400 feet from the lake or river then that’s where it will be best to set up camp for safety reasons since there would most likely not want any one of us getting lost in these areas with so many fatality hazards close by.

The perfect spot to dig is where the soil has some give, but not too much. Make sure you’re close by a water source because this will help decompose your waste more quickly and easily.

Dig at least 6 to 8 inches deep and 4 inches wide if you want a spot for your business or waste can be carried by disposal bag.

Things you need to carry:

Toilet paper should always go in a trash bag, but it’s important to keep your fingers away from any leaves. The smoothness and type of leaf material will determine if they’re poisonous or not.

Wash your hand with some sanitizer until you feel it is good enough. Camp trowel will help you to dig out.

What to Do After the Job is Done:

Take your time filling in the hole completely. Push down on top of it with foot, then tamp for good measure.

To ensure that no creatures can dig up, put a rock on the branches and Place an upright stick with the symbol of your choice to discourage others from digging here again.