Originally Posted by avanti
Please don't do this.
It is NOT practical (or reasonable) to dig a hole in the backcountry big enough to accept 4 gallons of waste. Nor does it EVER conform to BLM of USFS regulations. Nor do groups of tent campers dig a trench latrine (despite what the Boy Scout Handbook said in 1950). Backcountry campers must dig individual "cat hole" latrines 6 inches deep and 200 feet from any water source. They are single use. Dumping four gallons of sewage in the backcountry is totally illegal on public land. Even cat hole latrines are going out of style in favor of “pack it out” toilets:
Look at what I stated!
I would do it only if it was allowed.
Are you positive it is not allowed anywhere on public lands in the US and Canada, including Alaska, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories?
As I said, I will find out if it is allowed before I ever do it...
Clearly it is not allowed in most areas that are heavily used by campers to avoid the problems cited and I am aware of the options and carry a spare cassette to extend the time between dumping.
Any reason you made the assumption that I might do something illegal?
Have I come off as someone who is trying to circumvent the rules?
If you want to provide the info you provided that is great but don’t aim it at me...