Our troop is going on a camping trip where we are pitching tents by a river. Leave No Trace guidelines say waste disposal should be 200 ft away from the river and out of the floodplain, neither of which can be met at our camping location. So, we have to go to the pack-it out method.
I want to fix up a nice bucket toilet kit for the troop so we can take this elsewhere when needed. I am currently reading "How to #$%# in the Woods". It has a lot of great information in it, but I wanted to poll others to see what there experience or suggestion would be.
First, should I use a two-bucket system with urine only in one and solid and liquid waste in the other or should we only use one bucket for everything.
Second, what would you put in the bucket after the job is done. Obviously I would be looking for something to cover the excrement so flies would potentially not carry disease back to the camp kitchen (which will be FAR away, but still). I would also like something to dry out the liquids in the waste so that I can dispose of it easier.
Any ideas, especially those gained from experience, would be greatly appreciated. I think this is something our troop will use regularly and enjoy for years to come, so I want to set it up nicely.
Thanks in advance.