I had a minimalist friend call the other day, asking about toilets. I told her how I did it.
The jar with the green top is for pee. Its a regular Mason jar. I tried to buy a regular lid, but during covid this green thing was all Walmart had. Unfortunately for me it is a fermentation jar, so it has the ability to leak. So thats why it has its own white bucket. I will replace the top. I like the glass jar ‘cuz it is easy to clean.
The big white bucket is for poo only. In the bottom of the big white bucket are several large scoops of extra pine shavings and extra plastic bags.
Next I put a sturdy black bag in the bucket. (that is for insurance) Then a compostable green bag. Then a pile of pine shavings. After the poo is deposited I just wiggle the green bag around. The shavings cover the poo. If it is odoriferous I close the green bag, get another green bag put some shavings in and put it in the bucket, on top of the old, filled bag. I can usually put three or four deposits before I have to take the black bag out and deposit it at the landfill, or wherever.
Yes I have a toilet seat. I wanted to have a pool noodle, but it wouldn’t fit under the shelf where I wanted it, and the lid is good. No smells. I travel with it looking like the above picture. Too many times I needed the facilities quickly and hunting for the bags and shavings was not my idea of fun. It is now ready at a moments notice.