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#54388 - 10/08/18 12:08 PM America's National Parks Are Being Ruined by Human Poop
Halfdomer Homer Offline


Registered: 04/07/16
Posts: 36
Loc: Los Angeles, CA

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#54390 - 10/08/18 02:32 PM Re: America's National Parks Are Being Ruined by Human Poop [Re: Halfdomer Homer]
Halfdomer Homer Offline


Registered: 04/07/16
Posts: 36
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
"How did she know the dung was human? Corn kernels."

eww bury it deep.

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#54391 - 10/08/18 05:52 PM Re: America's National Parks Are Being Ruined by Human Poop [Re: Halfdomer Homer]
GandC Offline


Registered: 03/21/11
Posts: 252
Loc: SoCal
Good article. I just learned of the "poop tube." Worth looking into I suppose...

The questions about it on the DIY site were entertaining to say the least.
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One day I'd like to hike the entire John Muir Trail and not leave a single footprint. -Randy Morgenson

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#54397 - 10/09/18 08:17 AM Re: America's National Parks Are Being Ruined by Human Poop [Re: Halfdomer Homer]
SierraNevada Offline


Registered: 09/05/11
Posts: 1139
Loc: NorCal
If you were asked to do a PhD on the topic of wilderness human waste management, you might come up with something like Geoff Hill did.

https://www.toilettech.com/

Or greatly restrict the number of people allowed into our public lands.

Or pretend people are going to carry bags of crap where ever they go.

Its a tough problem, let's start with the science and go from there.

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#54403 - 10/09/18 01:07 PM Re: America's National Parks Are Being Ruined by Human Poop [Re: SierraNevada]
Halfdomer Homer Offline


Registered: 04/07/16
Posts: 36
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
I'm thinking webcams on every tree ought to stop 'em.

laugh

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#54417 - 10/10/18 09:07 PM Re: America's National Parks Are Being Ruined by Human Poop [Re: Halfdomer Homer]
SierraNevada Offline


Registered: 09/05/11
Posts: 1139
Loc: NorCal
Testing a Toilet Tech unit on Long's Peak trail, Rocky Mtn NP. Next to it on the right is the older-style solar dehydrating toilet inside a privacy shelter.

Very similar trail conditions as Whitney and similar heavy use. But they keep toilets working under these tough conditions year a
fter year. The new urine-diverting technology should make it easier by removing the liquids better, which makes the waste lighter and also enhances decomposition.


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#54457 - 10/23/18 07:28 AM Re: America's National Parks Are Being Ruined by Human Poop [Re: SierraNevada]
Halfdomer Homer Offline


Registered: 04/07/16
Posts: 36
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Looks like a coffee machine, heh.

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#54499 - 11/13/18 09:41 AM Re: America's National Parks Are Being Ruined by Human Poop [Re: SierraNevada]
wbtravis Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 1253
Loc: Corner of Jack Benny and Roche...
I thought you and powerful friends in the forest and Washington were getting something going on MMWT. At least that is what you implied on Facebook more than a year ago without specificity.

How's about an update for the peeps.

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