Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Leave No Trace with Cleanwaste
A lot of our state and national parks are now requiring people to bring in their own bathroom systems so that they will leave no trace. Cleanwaste offers a great solution for this in a super easy brief case style portable environmental toilet called the Go Anywhere. This is great for camping trips, even if you are staying somewhere where there are public restrooms, sometimes you just don't want to utilize them, if you know what I mean.
It's very easy to use, you just open the case, unfold the legs, insert a Wag Bag (basically a biodegradable plastic bag with a powder that treats waste), and you're done. The eco friendly powder used in the bag does not have a fragrance which for people like me is very important, and it does a great job of containing odor and whatnot, it's very discreet.
I can't tell you how many times I've heard people say they don't go camping because of the bathroom issue. This is a great solution. If you have a big enough tent, you can just do your business right there, or you can set up a secondary shelter dedicated to a toilet and maybe even add a solar shower. Cleanwaste makes these as well and you can find the entire system on their site.
Cleanwaste also makes Pee-Wee bags which are even easier and faster to use. This is great for inside the tent in the middle of the night when you don't want to venture out to the woods or a public facility. Both the Wag Bags and Pee Wee bags come with toilet paper and a wipe.
These Cleanwaste systems are ideal for Leave No Trace practices. Beyond camping, they are great for emergency situations when you might not have access to water or facilities. I've personally experienced a hurricane which created those conditions and though we improvised fine at the time, this would have been nice to have. Find them HERE.