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#6895532 - 09/22/17 12:19 PM Hunting Camp Sewage
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Registered: 05/28/12
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I know there are 1000's of different ways to manage a deercamp sewage scenario. Just wondering for those of you that hunt pretty primitively without running water or septic, what's your best advice on taking care of sewage from an old travel trailer? We do have water toted in but what do you do with the rest? Do you find a good tree, make a septic system out of 55 gal drums or just dig a hole and "Cousin Eddy" into it before going home?

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#6895562 - 09/22/17 12:50 PM Re: Hunting Camp Sewage [Re: Night Skunk]
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Still not ideal, but I think the best option may be a Smart Tote - available at most RV supply stores and Walmart. Different sizes, and still a hassle, but you can hook to Camper outlet, and when done, seal and take home to drain into clean out at your house.

I was on a lease for a couple of years where we had an outhouse. It was the worst! Smell, spiders, scorpions, bees/wasps, ugh! We poured lye into hole regularly, but it still smelled. It did make my morning routine go fast - I tried to wait as long as I could and then make a quick trip in and out.
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#6895571 - 09/22/17 12:54 PM Re: Hunting Camp Sewage [Re: Night Skunk]
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I buried a 55 gallon drum with holes in it for the toilet in my barn years ago. It probably gets used more than a deer camp toilet would and I've never had any problems.

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#6895577 - 09/22/17 12:56 PM Re: Hunting Camp Sewage [Re: Night Skunk]
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Registered: 09/10/17
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Loc: La Grange, TX
Put in a septic system. Systems protect the groundwater.

TCEQ


Edited by FayetteCo (09/22/17 12:57 PM)

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#6895583 - 09/22/17 01:06 PM Re: Hunting Camp Sewage [Re: FayetteCo]
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Originally Posted By: FayetteCo
Put in a septic system. Systems protect the groundwater.

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If you use it sparingly, when hunting, i think the environmental impact is far less than 1 cow.

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#6895587 - 09/22/17 01:12 PM Re: Hunting Camp Sewage [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Registered: 05/28/12
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Very good point.

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#6895588 - 09/22/17 01:14 PM Re: Hunting Camp Sewage [Re: Night Skunk]
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Buried one of those blue plastic drums a couple feet. Drilled holes in the bottom half and put some lime in it. fitted a piece on there so the tube from the trailer could be fed inside.

Has worked well the past couple years, no issues yet.
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#6895592 - 09/22/17 01:18 PM Re: Hunting Camp Sewage [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Originally Posted By: Roll-Tide
Originally Posted By: FayetteCo
Put in a septic system. Systems protect the groundwater.

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If you use it sparingly, when hunting, i think the environmental impact is far less than 1 cow.


There is a difference between above ground disposal and in ground disposal.
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#6895719 - 09/22/17 03:09 PM Re: Hunting Camp Sewage [Re: Night Skunk]
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He mentioned find a tree. I suspect that is above ground..

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#6895727 - 09/22/17 03:13 PM Re: Hunting Camp Sewage [Re: Night Skunk]
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Smart tote. Haul off and dump when leaving camp.

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#6895793 - 09/22/17 04:28 PM Re: Hunting Camp Sewage [Re: Night Skunk]
colt45 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/06
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Loc: bastrop county
build a outhouse 4' off the ground cut a 55 gal barrel in half, when it gets full pull the barrel out and pour diesel and burn
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#6895838 - 09/22/17 05:29 PM Re: Hunting Camp Sewage [Re: Night Skunk]
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I just sheet on the ground and then kick some dirt over it, away from camp of coarse.
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#6895875 - 09/22/17 06:01 PM Re: Hunting Camp Sewage [Re: Night Skunk]
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I'm old school. Outhouse about 50 yds from camp with a hole in the ground. Can't imagine the 50-100 poops in it a year has any effect on ground water. Last thing I'm going to do is poop in a bucket or bag and haul it somewhere, that's just stupid.

When I had my trailer would usually find a place in the pasture that had some slope so the tanks drained well and unload on Sunday. Never was a whole lot. If I was parking a trailer there all season would probably go the buried barrel with some holes route. Metal barrel so if I ever left would just cover it up and leave it to rust.



Edited by chalet (09/22/17 06:01 PM)
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#6897733 - 09/24/17 08:02 PM Re: Hunting Camp Sewage [Re: Night Skunk]
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We run 55 gallon drum septics off our trailers and haven't had any problems.

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#6897833 - 09/24/17 09:53 PM Re: Hunting Camp Sewage [Re: Night Skunk]
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Registered: 06/26/14
Posts: 231
I agree with Chalet. If all you're doing is a handful of days during hunting season, then just dig a shallow hole away from camp and cover it with shovel full of dirt. If you have 10 guys staying there for weeks, you'll need one of the other systems described here. But if it were me, I'd find some way not to have to haul it home. I'd pay for a portable toilet on site for the season before I'd haul it home.

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