Port-a-potty Situation Currently?

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Port-a-potty Situation Currently?

Post by scriptorpress » Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:40 am

Hi all :)

So my last Burn was 2009 (went for 11 years), and one of the struggles at BRC was always dealing with the port-a-potties. As much as the good sanitation folks hired tried to keep them empty and clean, the struggle was both shear numbers of users, and the smaller number among them who would use them like trash cans.

How has this changed in recent years? Just curious what possibly to expect upon my return in 2022 :)

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Re: Port-a-potty Situation Currently?

Post by Sham » Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:19 pm

The last several years they've looked really good. People have been very respectful and the companies clean them several times a day. I would almost go out on the line and say, if you were eating a tuna sandwich in there and dropped half on the floor, you could still eat it.

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1) don't eat a tuna sandwich in a porta potty ever
2) if you do eat a tuna sandwich and drop half, don't eat it :roll:

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Re: Port-a-potty Situation Currently?

Post by gaminwench » Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:44 pm

The last five years, our camp had private portos. Best decision ever.
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Post by DoctorIknow » Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:07 am

Even at their worst in the last few years, I'm forever greatful they weren't 1/20 as bad as in the late '90's

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Re: Port-a-potty Situation Currently?

Post by unjonharley » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:58 am

gaminwench wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:44 pm
The last five years, our camp had private portos. Best decision ever.
My own urine container has made potty/pee experience much better .. Next year it will be a 5 gallon water tank , , with a hose and Jack and jane pee-funnels . .
I'm the contraptioneer your mother warned you about.

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Re: Port-a-potty Situation Currently?

Post by Captain Goddammit » Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:13 am

You could always be “radically self reliant” and take care of your own bathroom logistics.
As well as all your own other logistics.
This isn’t a vacation resort, it’s a cover-your-own-ass event in the middle of a desert.
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Re: Port-a-potty Situation Currently?

Post by scriptorpress » Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:32 am

Thanks for the updates, guys! :)

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Re: Port-a-potty Situation Currently?

Post by The Rod » Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:34 am

Whatever you do, do not bring your own porta potty on a trailer, unload it from the trailer, spend a week shitting in it and then have no way to get it back on the trailer once it’s full of shit, and then leave it on the playa to be blown over in a windstorm 3 days later into a massive pile of bio-hazardous MOOP.

Do not be those people.

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Re: Port-a-potty Situation Currently?

Post by scriptorpress » Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:44 am

The Rod wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:34 am
Whatever you do, do not bring your own porta potty on a trailer, unload it from the trailer, spend a week shitting in it and then have no way to get it back on the trailer once it’s full of shit, and then leave it on the playa to be blown over in a windstorm 3 days later into a massive pile of bio-hazardous MOOP.

Do not be those people.

I did not even know "those people" existed! Really? How often does that happen? FUCKKKKK

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Re: Port-a-potty Situation Currently?

Post by gaminwench » Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:03 pm

Hmmm.
I am absolutely a self-reliant, dry (no grey/black) waste camper.

However, I do enjoy a private camp porto.

Call me spoiled.
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