Jan 12, 2014 at 12:17 pm #1312040
I'm looking for one of these, my wife has stomach issues and the tree slings don't work well for her.
I will even take a used unti as long as it is clean and in a good state of repair.
CGJan 12, 2014 at 12:23 pm #2062735
take a rolled closed cell foam mattress and office sized trash can liners and sit lightly.Jan 12, 2014 at 6:51 pm #2062850
Thanks for the insight but were pretty set on having something a little more sturdy and we want to keep it under 20 oz. if at all possible.Jan 12, 2014 at 7:14 pm #2062856
@jshannJan 12, 2014 at 7:45 pm #2062870
How much does it weigh and how much weight will it hold?
CGJan 12, 2014 at 9:31 pm #2062896
Use the Bog in a Bag stool concept posted by John above (with the WAG bag hole)
but modify this Grand Trunk stool along the same lines & put a WAG bag hole in it to reduce the system weight down from 2.6 lbs down to 10 oz.Jan 12, 2014 at 9:53 pm #2062901
I do like the sound of 10 oz let me look into that.Jan 13, 2014 at 12:42 pm #2063033
@vlariveeLocale: white mountains
This one is pretty good and requires no modification
Google: texsport portable toiletJan 13, 2014 at 1:51 pm #2063048
@dwambaughLocale: Pacific Northwest
For years we've had a toilet seat that snaps on a 5 gallon bucket for disaster and travel use. The trick is to use it with a 6 gallon bucket, which is the same diameter, but a bit taller. You can get 6 gallon buckets at some brewing supply stores.
In this case, I thought it might make a starting point for adaptation. Of course the lid can be left behind (no pun intended).Jan 13, 2014 at 5:14 pm #2063104
The one I posted is too heavy, but Tony's post is about the lightest. Trouble is some of the stools are kinda low to the ground. If you did the bucket lid like Dale posted, and didn't mind low, you can even use it with a 3.5 gallon bucket to make it lighter, maybe over 20 oz though.Jan 13, 2014 at 5:53 pm #2063112
@saparisorLocale: Pacific Northwest
What about a NeoAir Jembe:
Cut a hole in the top fabric and use a wagbag, like the other options above. The Jembe itself weighs 7 oz, although it needs an inflatable pad (a NeoAir, not sure about other pads).
One problem would the need to inflate a pad anytime she needed to go, but it might be the lightest non-MYOG seat. Definitely trade-offs between weight and function for any of these options.
Good luck!Jan 13, 2014 at 10:10 pm #2063168
All guys ideas folks I like the 10oz stool idea and I'll have to look at the inflatable solution. As for carrying a bucket into the great outdoors I think that might be a pain to fit in the pack.Jan 13, 2014 at 11:45 pm #2063179
@dwambaughLocale: Pacific Northwest
I wouldn't haul a whole bucket. If you use bags, you only need enough frame to hold it all together. Looking at the wilderness toilet, I bet you could use just the top 2"-3" of a bucket and roll a blue foam pad to make the rest of the cylinder. A couple straps and you're all set. I don't want to be around if it fails!
The other thing that comes to mind is to cut big sections out of the bucket sides so there is just a frame with say 2" sections, cutting out two rows of "windows" and a good part of the bottom. A spade drill bit and a saber saw would whip it out pretty quick.Jan 14, 2014 at 11:21 am #2063258
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@hitechLocale: SF Bay Area
I'd use the toilet seat (remove the lid to lighten it up) that snaps on a 5 gallon bucket. Cut down the bucket to save weight. Dig hole, place bucket over hole, do your "business", remove bucket and cover hole. I would think you cold get the entire toilet under 20 oz. – Shipping Weight is 13.6 ounces. Just the seat can't weight more than half of that, say 7 oz. That leaves 13 oz for the cut down bucket.
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