In an emergency, why not just go behind a tree?
If that doesn’t appeal to you, I’m guessing that you won’t enjoy using a bucket either.If you prefer not to use the woods, and you find yourself somewhere without a bathroom and you are organized enough to bring along a bucket and a milk crate - why not invest in a portable toilet? It will be more comfortable, and will feel more like the real thing.
The bucket and milk crate set-up is awfully bulky for an “emergency” system. When my kids were small and hadn’t yet mastered their “behind the tree” skills, we brought along a little portable potty seat. It didn’t take much room to pack. We lined a basin with a couple of plastic bags and set the seat on top. That made a perfectly usable portable kid toilet.
Stay tuned! I am going to try this any day now, as soon as I figure out how to melt the wax without wrecking my pans!
We have a couple of these, and they are great! I wish that I’d remembered to bring these along on our cross-country camping trip.
They pack very small, they absorb a lot of water, and they dry much faster than a regular towel.
I’d much rather use one of these than use a damp bath towel.
I’ve done this for years - but I use tetrapacks of juice instead of gallon jugs of water.
Since tetrapacks are rectangular, they don’t waste space in the cooler.
When the frozen container has thawed, you have nice cold juice to drink!
I'll try this on the same day I try #37. It should be an interesting day!
I would love to try this but I don't have a panini press. Maybe for my birthday......?
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