Using a Bucket as a Camping Toilet

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This idea is for a camping or emergencies. If you have need of a toilet when there isn't one around or there is no running water, you can improvise one by using a covered plastic bucket (recycled soy sauce ones are great), and urinating into the bucket, which you then close and later empty into a nearby facility or chemical toilet.

If it's solid waste, just put a plastic bag from the grocery store over the top of the bucket and eliminate into that, then tie up bag and double bag and throw away. (Using plastic bags for elimination in Africa, is, I understand, called a "flying toilet"!)

Also, males can always just pee into jars that can be closed! Just empty, rinse with water and spray with disinfectant to keep containers clean.


By pam munro from L.A., CA

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Using a medium sized bucket and a pool noodle you can assemble a make shift toilette that you can use in the night while camping.

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 1

Source: you tube


  • 1 pool noodle
  • 1 bucket
  • 1 plastic bag
  • knife
  • duct tape
  • toilette paper


  1. Put a bag in to your bucket.
  2. Attach toilette paper onto the handle.
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  4. Measure how much pool noodle you will need for the top seat.
  5. Make a slit into the pool noodle about half way through.
  6. Attach to the top of the bucket and secure with duct tape.
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