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Seeking moldering toilet information/inspiration

 
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Howdy. We've been on the bucket humanure system for three years now and I'm thinking about switching to a moldering toilet design. My reasons are 1) transporting buckets of poop across our land to the composting site feels like a disease vector 2) I'd really rather be doing something other than hauling poop 3) our outhouse is outside, so when all our buckets are maxed out in freezing weather, I have to bring them inside for a day or so to be able to empty them. Of all the simple, low input-type composting crappers out there, the moldering design appeals most to me. I envision an open, ventilated pile that could be sealed off with glass or poly-carb in the cold months to encourage composting to continue. Anybody out there have experience or feedback on this type of simple, passive solar design? Ideally I could stack BSFL harvesting into this system as well. I also want to choose a design/location that nullifies any threat of ground water contamination. Holler at me, or better yet, post some images or plans you may have.
 
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Hi Ben---i thru-hiked the Appalachian trail (AT) IN 2010. MOLDERING PRIVIES worked great and most of the AT and regional land owners both federal, local and private supportive.

I am considering installing one myself in SW Missouri.

Attached file is backcountry sanitation by the AT Conference.


Good luck
Filename: atcsanitation.pdf
File size: 2 megabytes
 
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I don't think this is the same pdf that Steve posted Moldering Privies

We are interested in this also, although we have been happy using buckets for fifteen years now
 
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