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Old 01-28-2011
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Default Winter camping Mods for ultra-cold/Extreme areas...

I was thinking of some options.

Firstly the freezing holding tank issue. Has anyone tried using a inside porta-potti and setting it on top of the bath toilet? Then it would be always
thawed. The bottom pops off to empty in a gas station bathroom. The use of baby wipes works for bathing everything except shampooing the hair...
I guess I could keep my head shaved?
Any other thoughts for the extremes?

Unrelated but curious?

If the worst happens...
Wouldn't global warming be the same as solar heating?
It seems we would use lots less fuel for our furnaces and electric heat....
Less pollution keeping warm?
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I would suggest filling the shower base with clumping kitty litter. Then just rake it every couple of days and throw the clumps in the trash
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HeHeHe. Good one Gardner. Much better ideal and easier to visualize than mounting that porta potty on top of the stool.
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I lived in mine for a winter in Newark NJ. I used alot of windshield washer fluid in the holding tanks, and put it in the p-traps each time I left for the day. The outside hose was wrapped with insulation and duct tape over the heat tape. Don't want to do that again - felt like "Gonzo on Trapper John" -living in the hospital parking lot!
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I would suggest filling the shower base with clumping kitty litter. Then just rake it every couple of days and throw the clumps in the trash
Gardner,

So how do you keep it from all going down the trap absorbing the water and hardening?

I'm sure glad I found someone with first hand experience in this matter...
How many bags do you use for yours?
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You have seen those giant pickles for sale for a dollar each in gas stations. You know, the ones in the gallon jars with the 10 inch rim. They are available at tractor supply and Costco. Eat the pickles, keep the jar.
Me, I am running the Webasto and using salt if necessary.
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Gardner,

So how do you keep it from all going down the trap absorbing the water and hardening?

I'm sure glad I found someone with first hand experience in this matter...
How many bags do you use for yours?
I'll bet he uses the self clumping variety.
Right Gardner? He's a deep thinker so he probably has worked this one out!

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Kitty litter thats great
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Default Real winter camping

We winter camp every year for 9 or 10 days.My wife will absolutely not participate for the issues being discussed .I have a tent with a woodstove in it.The little outhouse hooch has a kerosene heater in it .Fire the heater up a couple of hours ahead[timing is everything]and you are in "business."A folgers coffee can with a lid under your cot for the middle of the night-when its 40 below.-dont forget to stoke the woodstove at the same time. "Rally" anyone . Ha Ha HA !!!
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mike I notice in the pics you have found a new use for a canoe
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