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Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Cumberland County 5A
Re: Outhouse Cost
We had a privy at our camp for several years before building an addition that included indoor plumbing.
Ours was a "military-style" privy, compliments of my huntin' bud that served with the Marines in Vietnam:
Standard size 4x4 privy sitting on blocks, bottom third of a steel 55 gal. drum w/two handles welded to it, under the seat. Trap door in the back to slide drum out, pour some diesel or kerosene in 'er and burn off the contents a coupla times a year as-needed - (Always remember to stay upwind during the burn-offs).
We put several layers of newspaper in the drum before using it again and never left the contents build up too much between burn-offs. No tank, no holes to dig, no mess to deal with down the road.
In our case we never had more than three or four people in camp at any one time and usage wasn't a big factor, so more people and more usage would require more frequent attention. Just a thought?
Some folks' learnin' curves just look like circles...3A Camp/also hunt 4B