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Than an ex smoker, ex drinker or in my case an ex flusher. I gave up the flush toilet at our house on Canada day this year as a present to the country. Started out as a test and now has become permanent at least for the near future. Many advantages besides the ethical ones but I was reminded, very politely, by a moderator on this site that I was straying into the holier than thou area of conversation on threads. Took a hard look at my recent posts, here and elsewhere and can't help but agree. I apologize to any that may have come into contact with my less than positive posts and promise to do better in the future. I am normally a positive reinforcement glass half full type of person so I am not overly happy with my recent behaviour. From now on I will try to curb my enthusiasm for my chosen path and look to the positive changes, small and large, that others are making. Everyone is a work in progress, myself included, so I wish everyone a happy and safe journey on their chosen path.
 
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Sometimes it's good to get the emotions out in text form then just let it set for a while before submitting it. Sometimes I will write "from the heart" and then walk away from the computer before submitting the post. I usually come back thirty minutes later and think of a better way to get my point across. Then I edit and submit with a cooler head. Or I delete it. People here are so nice that it's hard to be too bull headed about anything after a while.

I just happened to stumble upon this post and though I have no clue as to the background of it, let me say that your words here are a testament to your character. Chin up.
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Oh Wyatt, there are *plenty* of things far, far worse!

We just want to make sure that if there is a thread where people are discussing the first step on the compost-toilet that we don't put them off taking that first step. For many people that first step is such a huge one that it wouldn't take much to put them off. If, however, we encourage them and help them find a way that suits them and their family then they will very likely be able to convert other people. Yes of course there may be ways that are even better, but they're not better if they are such a huge step that people are put off taking it.

Having said that, I'm a Jenkins-humanure person and proud of it!

Maybe we need a thread on 'How did *you* give up flush toilets?' or something, so that all us over-proud waterless composters can brag to each other in comfort. Then the flushers can join in when they feel ready.
 
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Wyatt Barnes wrote:Than an ex smoker, ex drinker or in my case an ex flusher. I gave up the flush toilet at our house on Canada day this year as a present to the country. Started out as a test and now has become permanent at least for the near future. Many advantages besides the ethical ones but I was reminded, very politely, by a moderator on this site that I was straying into the holier than thou area of conversation on threads. Took a hard look at my recent posts, here and elsewhere and can't help but agree. I apologize to any that may have come into contact with my less than positive posts and promise to do better in the future. I am normally a positive reinforcement glass half full type of person so I am not overly happy with my recent behaviour. From now on I will try to curb my enthusiasm for my chosen path and look to the positive changes, small and large, that others are making. Everyone is a work in progress, myself included, so I wish everyone a happy and safe journey on their chosen path.



Hi, Wyatt.....You are in good company here More than two years ago, one of the first things that attracted me to this site was the composting toilet discussions.....It is an ongoing challenge for us at our house to work on optimizing the system as we have only had a flush toilet for ten out of the past forty years (that was when my mom lived with us). Early on it was a 'normal' outhouse and variations on a bucket/garbage can system. For the past fifteen years we have used the sawdust bucket system. We are planning a move to a small town in the near future and are planning to continue with this system in a more discreet way.
 
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