When nature calls, a DIY outdoor toilet can really save your tush. Check out our tutorial on how to make your own DIY outdoor toilet and be sure to check out the full video at the end. This portable outdoor toilet is great for a weekend camping trip. It can also be kept with your emergency preparedness supplies to use in a SHTF survival situation.
How to Make a DIY Outdoor Toilet
- 5-gallon bucket
- Heavy-duty trash bags
- Pool noodle
- Toilet paper
Step 1. Pop the Handle
Pop the handle of the bucket by tugging it a little on the side. Bend the tip of the handle over with a pair of pliers to make the handle a lot easier to connect later on.
Step 2. Measure Where to Drill a Utility Hole
Lay the bucket on one side and measure around 3 fingers from the connector port. This is just about the perfect spacing to drill a small utility hole.
Step 3. Use a 3/16″ bit for Drilling
Use a 3/16″ bit and you’ll see it doesn’t actually penetrate the wall and barely goes through the top layer.
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Step 4. Secure the Toilet Paper Tube
Thread the open end of the handle through your toilet paper tube until the roll reaches the middle. Lock the handle back in the bucket by pushing the end into the new connector port.
Step 5. Use Heavy Duty Garbage Bags to Line the Bucket
Line the bucket with heavy duty garbage sacks to keep the bucket clean. You should be able to find a perfect fit at your local supermarket. A trash bag that can hold 8 gallons of waste should be more than enough to meet your needs.
Step 6. Secure the Garbage Bag in Place
Push the garbage bag down into the bucket and secure it in place. Do this by lining the top ridge of the pail the same way you do with a garbage can. The plastic liner should make a nice and tight fit.
Step 7. Make Foam Padding to Sit On
Make your outdoor experience a little more comfortable. Cut a piece of pool noodle roughly 3 feet long, then cut a clean slit down one side. This will make a nice foam padding to cushion your backside.
The toilet paper rubs on the side of the bucket when you try to unroll it. This makes it difficult to use. To solve this problem, you need to elevate the handle. Drill another small hole slightly offset from the center. Use a little bungee cord to lift the handle so it suspends the roll away from the bucket.
At this point, your DIY toilet bucket is completely finished and ready for use!This article was originally published here