Cassette emptying

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  1. gibbon

    gibbon Read Only Funster

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    Hi everyone,
    We've just got back from two lovely months away in our van , Southern Ireland, South Wales, Cumbria, Scottish highlands & outer Hebrides Skye, Applecross (WOW), then back to Worcestershire via Northumberland and cumbria again. We did loads of wilding in Scotland and woke up in some truly breathtaking places.
    We used roughly 8 proper campsites during that time purely to deal with emptying the thetford cassette(we carry a spare to take the panic out of it!).
    I've read a lot on here about people who never go to a site for whatever reason how do they deal with their toilet waste?
    I'd love to be that independant but apart from being able to crap on que whenever we pass a public loo I can't think of a way around it.
    Ideas please:BigGrin:
     
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    this should be an interesting thread.. ..
     
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  3. Bellini

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    Fit a black tank.

    I can 'go' an entire week before needing to empty mine.
     
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    You may well ask :RollEyes:
     
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    In this country we mostly use CSs but if 'wilding' in the Highlands of Scotland for example, we have used public loos for disposal. We have a SOG so use no chemicals which can damage a loo plumbed to a septic tank (many are in the Highlands). I normally choose a quiet time of day and look for a remote public loo. Then enter armed with rubber gloves, air freshener and the cassette. I try to leave the facility cleaner than when I entered it and smelling reasonably sweet!
     
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    Don`t do what I have heard people do...:RollEyes:

    Lift a road side manhole and dump... a lot of these drains are storm drains, and a lot go back into the rivers etc where our drinking water comes from... :Blush:

    Back in the old days.. :RollEyes: when we camped with the CC&C at loads of weekend rally`s in a basic field with running water, and that was it...

    It was the norm to dig as deep a hole as possible at least 2 foot, under the hedgerow and dispose of our elsan`s (As in Bucket and chuck it, Bucket with a toilet seat) that way... and back fill with earth dug out... :Cool:

    I suppose in an emergency that might be OK as long as it is well away from people/cattle and the like..

    No doubt some will say this is not on... :hardhat::reel::BigGrin:
     
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    it's warming up ... :Smile:

    NB

    Ol' Mo says he has a sewer manhole in his drive that all are welcome to use:BigGrin:

    if you cannot lift the cover.. dig a deep hole in his rose bed.. :thumb:
     
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    This could get messy :Doh:

    A bit like some of the suggestions I suspect :Rofl1:
     
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    Hole in the ground

    Up until a few years ago, at our Land Rover Club rally's, there was always an Elsan hole dug.
    It was the caravan marshall's job to dig it.
    They don't do it any more.
     
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    can you imagine a CC wardens face if you dug a hole on your pitch..? :Rofl1:
     
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    When we travel around Europe every other truck stop has a dump point so it has never been an issue for us ( Tried travelling around the UK once.. that was enough for us !! )

    But go back to a time not so long ago and EVERY scouting adventure event always had dug out toilet pits.. After all, it is nowt but manure ( providing you avoid chemicals )
     
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    after reading the last few posts A better question may be how many carry a spade ?
    I admit I have emptied it in a hedge bottom no digging involved :Smile:
    terry
     
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    Actually....................

    We do !!! In fact a fold up spade and two trowels .. We use them when detectoring :thumb:
     
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    always carry a folding army spade.. old ww2 model with wooden handle.

    and when I had the RV I carried a garden spade to aid wheel changing ..
    lever under the wheel to lift the weight off the studs when removing and to align to the studs when replacing..
     
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    So do wee !
     
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    We will use disposal points where available, but providing you use additives that are septic-tank friendly, then there is no reason why cannot use public loos.
     
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    How do you detect an elsan point?:Wink:
     
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    If i used it , by aroma :cry:
     
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    This thread could end up in the sh.t me thinks. How about oh going into a pub order something then while your waiting get the oh to phone you in the van you come in the side door oh has already found the loo and passed on the coordinates you bring in cassette looking like a travel bag do the business and jobs done untill next time:thumb:
     
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