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Best portable loo?

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Wolfgirl Fri 20-May-11 13:14:09

Would anyone use something like This...

Or This

any recommendation would be great. What are your experiences with such things... may I ask?? blush grin

Lovecat Fri 20-May-11 16:11:16

We have a Kampa Khazi, but haven't used it yet. It will be christened next weekend, but it looks fit for purpose (!) and with having a lid on it, it means that it hopefully won't be too obtrusive - I've actually purchased a 1/4 inner tent for my bell so that I can hide it in there. DH is actually appalled by the idea and said "you're SO middle class" in a very mocking manner when it arrived (why having a loo in your tent is MC, I'm not altogether sure, but hey ho...).

The reason I got it is because something about being under canvas makes my bladder go doolally, and if our pitch is any distance from the loos this can be a problem. In the past I've taken a bucket with a plastic bag and a layer of cat litter in it, but it gets knocked over far too easily...[bleucch]

Wolfgirl Mon 23-May-11 17:45:45

Ooooh, sorry about delay in responding. I think the KK looks a tad better than the stool thingy.

Funny about your dh, but I bet he would use it and change his tune, should the need arise!! wink

Yes, camping does weird things to your brain. I could stop drinking at say... 3 in the afternoon, and still be desperate for a pee by 1 oclock in the morning. Portables are soooooo the in thing for our family this year! grin

needanewname Wed 25-May-11 10:34:03

I am waiting for the KK to arrive to test out this weekend, will report back!

Btw, I hate the look of the other thingy, looks like it belongs in a hospital not a tent!

Doyouthinktheysaurus Wed 25-May-11 14:34:34

We have the Kampa khazi and also a thetford portable loo.

The thetford one is a proper flushing loo which is for longer trips and sites without loo's. The kk is a recent addition for short trips and wee's only! It's fine, very convenient and not too big to transport.

It is very low though! DH is not overly keen as it's a long way downgrin Obviously we only use it for wee's and tbh it's fairly horrid having to look at the wee but for night time emergencies (every night in my case) it's essential and I couldn't be without it. Very easy to empty aswell, which we do every day.

Nikkid21 Wed 25-May-11 15:48:23

bescaue we a tight on packing space we use a nappy bucket with a lid. It takes a lot less room that a kk. I put an old padded toddler loo seat on top of the bucket for when my d uses it so that she can sit properly. Like this

Have just ordered the 2 second cabin from decathlon to use as a separate toilet tent for it as we are going to try some c&cc temp holiday sites this summer.

needanewname Wed 25-May-11 16:07:31

OMG! The KK has just arrived - its massive - DH not going to be too happy! Will let you know how it goes, you never know, I may have a brand new KK for sale soon!

Wolfgirl Wed 25-May-11 20:56:43

needanewname.... like how massive? Guess I ought to go get a tape measure shock is it very low down, like potty level?

Wolfgirl Wed 25-May-11 21:02:42

PS, how much did you pay for it, where did you order it from?

needanewname Wed 25-May-11 22:44:57

I got it from amazon £13 but then £7 pp. I will measure it tomorrow and let yu know. It is no where near as low as a potty but not as high as a loo ifkwim!

Wolfgirl Sun 29-May-11 18:21:06

STAX have the Sunnflair Tourlet Portable Toilet Here...

£12.99 + VAT = about £15.38 ish.

needanewname Mon 30-May-11 19:58:24

Well wew weren't able to try it out in the end as all my other camping nonsences essentials took up too much space and we stuck with a potty so if anyone wants a brand new never used kampa khazi and can get to SE London....

needanewname Mon 30-May-11 19:58:51

oops that was supposed to be a strikethrough!!! Will teach me to read properly!

Choufleur Mon 30-May-11 21:07:49

Considering Dh nearly overflowed the potty that we have for DS's emergency wees in the tent this morning I think I might be investing in a portable loo.

needanewname Mon 30-May-11 21:42:58


messagetoyourudy Mon 30-May-11 21:49:45

I am new to camping as an adult/parent but I really cant imagine the whole grown up port-a-loo/potty thing as something that is useful ?

We went camping with the kids the other weekend - need a wee in the middle of the night then a hedge nearby is good or walk to the toilets ? To bother weeing in my own tent in a potty type thing and then having to carry it somewhere and clean it out in the morning - yuk, yuk, no thank you!

Doyouthinktheysaurus Wed 01-Jun-11 08:16:18

I can't see that weeing behind a hedge could ever be preferable to using a toilethmm

The Kampa Khazi is a bucket with lid that sits inside a frame with toilet seat. Nothing yuk about that IMO.

Lovecat Wed 01-Jun-11 08:20:34

Well, we took ours away this weekend and it was a boon - we were in the middle of a field (no hedges unless I invaded someone elses pitch) and about 5 mins walk from the loo, which, given my bladder was 3 mins too many, so it did sterling service. Kept it in the inner tent so I didn't have to look at it, and reserved it for no.1s only (on pain of death).

But it is HUGE. DH is already muttering about the amount of room it takes up, but he has a bladder of steel (grr) so he knows not wot of wot he speaks....

Wolfgirl Thu 02-Jun-11 09:13:47

There is something about camping which makes the bladder play up! LOL I could stop drinking at say... 4 in the afternoon and STILL want to pee in the middle of the night.

Good luck walking through the fields to the bushes messagetoyourudy - you braver than me.... especially when for under £20 you can home some sort of home comfort (ok... after a fashion).

Can't wait to get mine this year! Oh, and Im on the hunt for a couple of luxury moon chairs... that will be our purchase this year.... and next year? One of those combi 3 way cool boxes (fridge that hooks up to the gas). grin

Wolfgirl Thu 02-Jun-11 09:14:44

whoops, meant to say 'have' some sort of home comfort. (got a headache this morning, not thinking straight) sad

livvylouis Thu 02-Jun-11 18:43:19

We are going away for two weeks and the site we are going to only has 1 toilet block which is about a 10 min walk from where we like to pitch, with two little ones and my inlaws I think we will be investing in a portable loo. Have seen the kampa khasi thing and yes is very big so we are thinking of getting a toilet tent too.

omnishambles Thu 02-Jun-11 19:32:27

we used one last week in a toilet tent and it was actually very good indeed - rudy if everyone did that in every campsite without toilets it would be disgusting - you just empty them in the chemical toilet emptying thing that campervans and caravans use.

Lots of sites dont have toilets...the nicer ones in fact.

YellowDinosaur Mon 13-Jun-11 16:24:49

I have found something called 'bog in a bag' on ebay here

It is a fold up stool type thing that looks like a camping stool and then has disposable bags that have stuff in that absorbs your wee! Can use it for number 2s too apparently although thiis would be strictly emergency in the middle of the night (and a long way to loo and raining).

I think the kampa khazi looks more comfortable but given that we are already tight on space I thought this looked like a reasonable compromise between a potty (which was dh's suggestion- how the f*ck he thinks this would work for our 5 year old now never mind me hmm I am not sure) and a kampa khazi which I wanted

Has anyone used anything similar and how was it?

marmiteandhoney Mon 13-Jun-11 17:42:29

We've got a Luggable Loo: which has been brilliant. Very basic, but does the job it's meant to. We use it strictly for night time wees, and it saves a lot of swearing.

stinkypinky Mon 13-Jun-11 18:08:20

KK is fab - can be used to store things on the journey, so space is not really an issue (not food obviously, and only after cleaning) We put a bag with cat litter in it, and empty daily into bin (just like a nappy really) It is great for little and big alike. cat litter prevents splashback, makes it easy to dispose of, helps odour, and prevents spills.

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