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Anyone gone camping in a tent on a site with no toilet??

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hercules1 Tue 29-Jul-08 16:52:06

Thinking of going to one of the new forest ones without toilets as soo much cheaper. I can liev without the showers but not sure what you do without a toilet. Can anyone explain to me how it works!?!?

Kbear Tue 29-Jul-08 17:39:20

you take a chemical portaloo and a toilet tent

hercules1 Tue 29-Jul-08 17:48:34

Ahhh, I didnt know about the toilet tent. WHere do you dispose of the doings?

Kbear Tue 29-Jul-08 17:52:56

there will be a chemical disposal point on the site

Jux Tue 29-Jul-08 18:21:21

Squat in the bushes! That's what we did in a small place in France.

sallystrawberry Tue 29-Jul-08 18:24:33

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Mercy Tue 29-Jul-08 18:26:11


And we had no chemical toilet or anything. It was in a farmer's field (but it was only for 2 nights adn pre-kids)

Surfette Tue 29-Jul-08 18:49:40

You could try getting hold of some of these:

We bought one at an outdoors show and it was basically a large double plastic bag with some gel in which gets rid of odours etc and you can dispose of it afterwards pretty much like other rubbish. They sell a folding loo to use with them but I would have thought you could put them inside a bucket and that would work as well. The good thing, I think, is there is no need to deal with the cleaning etc which a chemical portaloo involves.

Must admit we were only away for a couple of nights so didn't really put the bag to the test as it were wink, and I don't know how many you would need for a long trip (they work out about £2.57 a bag (£30 for 12)I think. The website does give some info on that though.

expatinscotland Tue 29-Jul-08 18:51:29

i used to. often.

but not with kids.

my pal used to arrive at the site, unfold a metal shovel, throw it into the ground and say, 'there's teh turd shack.'

Cies Tue 29-Jul-08 18:56:58

As a child our family used to the whole time. But it was more of a field in the mountains, not a site. We all had our own trowel and would set off into the woods when the need arose! grin.

In fact, my little sister went back to primary school and did her 'my summer hols' drawing of her with her trowel. My parents were slightly blush

Kbear Tue 29-Jul-08 19:05:22

I can't imagine the sites in the New Forest will take too kindly to you squatting in the bushes though!!

OverMyDeadBody Tue 29-Jul-08 19:06:29

Gosh, all the time. As a child I travelled the world with my parents just camping anywhere, got very used to simply squatting behind a rock or a bush, we always had a little trowel and babywipes too.

I thought this was what camping was all about until, as an adult, I first encountered the camping in campsites with loos and showers in the UK and was quite shock at how un-outdoorsy it all seemed. Now of course I like a campsite with a loo on it!grin

In the summer holidays we'd often spend three weeks camping on the beach. NO loos, no showers. It was bliss.

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