Wet Wipes.

Discussion in 'Hydration & Hygiene' started by bumbly, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I did say "properly treated". I wouldn't expect to see wet wipes (or remains of) spread on the land.
    And properly rotted organic waste won't be rejected by arable crops, even if the sheep are fussy.
  2. lentenrose

    lentenrose Trail Blazer


    -------------------------------------------------------------just had a request from land owner below our 10 houses to stop using wet wipes-------------our sewer pipe crossing his field was blocked with wet wipes----------------------------------------------------personally never carry TP--wetwipes or soap
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2018
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  3. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    We are on our own sewage tank - emptied once a year. I have to admit I don't know how our 'sludge' is processed.

    (The drop from house to tank is very shallow - we are very carefull what goes down the drains as it blocks all too easily. I've had to "rod" it several times, :vomit: :vomit: :poop:.
    It blocked 2 years running on Christmas eve after dark …….)
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  4. Taz38

    Taz38 Section Hiker

    I had a compost loo for many years, worked okay and the compost ( a mix of human waste and sawdust/wood chip) was used in the garden, nice stuff when rotted properly. Nothing but poo and pee, all else went in the bin and still does now we have a sceptic tank. The tank was needed as the compost loo wasn't draining too well and was never designed for a family.
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  5. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Our compost loo has a urine separator.
    Urine goes elsewhere.
    Been going for 5 years.
    I haven't emptied a chamber yet!
    That's a job for this spring - on the first chamber, which hasn't been disturbed for 2.5 years.

    Given we have open days and have had a few camping parties, and teenage son has plenty of friends to stay, I reckon there's going to be a few wet wipes...
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  6. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    As a kid we had a weekend place in N Wales we re-built. Took years. Meanwhile we had a 'chemical loo'.
    Dad dug the contents (paper and all) into the veg. patch - you could tell 'where' as the veggies grew better in that area of the garden :D.
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  7. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    Was that before it was burnt? :whistling:
  8. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    Municipal sewage sludge gets treated, and injected into arable fields, or made into cakey type compost and spread the same.

    I know this having interviewed a water/sewage engineer on a train :shy: poor guy ...

    I usually take a slightly cut down 1 litre yoghurt pot, for ablutions (either Turkish or Greek - yes both are lovely Gix n Willum)

    This is really useful for in porch comfort breaks, and proper washing as well, which is very important for the lady undercarriage - cystitis is, ime convincing evidence for the existence of Mephistopheles.

    Two small, quick-drying muslins are in there too, and a small portion of solid soap / shampoo from that LUSH shop.

    And one of those slightly bigger, uber absorbant micro-fibre cloths are rather nice to have as well - you can get an effective freshen, if not exactly a convincing wash, out of the morning tent-fly dew - plus a drier tent - :) - all round.
    Plus they do a great wring-dry wring-dry towel action, if you ever reach the bliss that is a hot shower in a campsite :)

    I will sometimes use wet wipes - of any flavour, if they're about (they all get packed out, and binned not flushed anyway), but T.P. subsequently burnt seems like more of a LNT option.

    There will most likely be, not much more than 0.5 m3 of compost from our loo, there's not much to humanure, once the water is subtracted, nor a great deal of nutrient - the nitrogenous fertility is mostly in the wee - this added to woodchip to hasten its breakdown into useful soil conditioner. :lurking:

    The composted poo will most likely end up under currant bushes - very little risk of pathogens - but the fruit wouldn't touch it anyhows :poto:

  9. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    @gixer Yes, chemicals and all - veggies didn't mind. This was the 1970's tho'.
  10. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I don't take wipes/wet wipes out camping ….. there are other ways of doing the hygiene thing.
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  11. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    Perchance this was an humorous reference to our more extreme Welsh neighbours pyromaniac tendencies back in the day..?

    i seem to recall a tagline - "Come home to a real fire - buy a Welsh holiday home ... "
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  12. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Forgot about that LOL. If we hadn't rebuilt the place it would have been demolished. We sold it back to a local. One building saved.
  13. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Personally. Instigated.soil.stimulant
    as bob flowerdew puts it
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  14. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    For sure bob :rolleyes:

    But at the same time, don't you have an overwhelming urge to take the shears to that braid ?
  15. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

  16. Imperial Dave

    Imperial Dave Ultralighter

    if you really want to help....dont eat processed foods, cut down on the red meat, bathe every other day and get an energy efficient house and use grarse for yer arse :)
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