The morning walk

Submitted: Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 19:28
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The morning walk to view the scenery, with just a shovel and dunny roll. Is a great way to get back to nature.
For those who are not as adventurous there is the Porta Potty or the one in the van.

But there is also some who refuse to experience nature and only use the good old porcelin flushing toilet, or a designated public toilet.

My question is do you use the "John Wayne" dunny roll or do you take the comforts of home with you where ever you go??

I take the good old soft stuff from home, as I have had to put up with the "John Wayne" Stuff whilst working in the Army and vowed to avoid it at all costs LOL

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Reply By: Willem - Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 19:30

Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 19:30
Yeah and don't forget to take the matches with you!!!!!



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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 19:31

Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 19:31
and dig a deep hole hahaha



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Follow Up By: Rockape - Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 19:35

Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 19:35
Digging the deep hole is not the problem, Missus does that.

Lighting the match and setting fire to certain things is the problem.

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Follow Up By: Willem - Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 19:51

Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 19:51
Always burn the paper otherwise the dingos or foxes dig it up and it gets spread all over the place. I am amazed you don't know this Rockape :-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Lionel A (WA) - Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 20:21

Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 20:21
Bugger that Willem,

last time I burned toilet paper I suffered 3rd degree burns to my scrotum.

Usually heed your advice, but not on this one......lol.


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Follow Up By: Willem - Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 20:40

Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 20:40
Geez......Lionel, you are a walking SES Emergency......LOL
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Follow Up By: Oldsquizzy (Kununurra) - Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 20:42

Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 20:42
Sorbent because it isnt as scratchy...And of course the shovel.
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Follow Up By: Member - John Q (QLD) - Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 22:17

Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 22:17
Matches??? Must be an ex Navy bloke doing the "Dance of the Flames"..... lol

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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, May 18, 2009 at 04:25

Monday, May 18, 2009 at 04:25
Hmmmmm....you mob sound like city slickers........:-)
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Follow Up By: Rockape - Monday, May 18, 2009 at 06:24

Monday, May 18, 2009 at 06:24
Willem,

I am still looking for the flush button, can you tell me where it is located on the shovel handle.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, May 18, 2009 at 08:43

Monday, May 18, 2009 at 08:43
Right near the top. Yours must be a manual one. What model shovel do you have?
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Follow Up By: Pete Jackman (SA) - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 09:44

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 09:44
This issue has been a problem for some time:

Deuteronomy 23:12-13 (King James Version)

12 Thou shalt have a place also without the camp, whither thou shalt go forth abroad:

13 And thou shalt have a paddle upon thy weapon; and it shall be, when thou wilt ease thyself abroad, thou shalt dig therewith, and shalt turn back and cover that which cometh from thee:


or:

Deuteronomy 23:12-13 (New American Standard Bible)

12 You shall also have a place outside the camp and go out there,

13 and you shall have a spade among your tools, and it shall be when you sit down outside, you shall dig with it and shall turn to cover up your excrement.


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Reply By: Member - Footloose - Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 19:40

Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 19:40
I suffered the John Wayne stuff for 30 years...standard Departmental issue. All issue and no tissue I rekkon.
I now find the good stuff and stock up on it (and matches).
Lately I've been thinking of Porta Potties...as you get older sometimes nature calls well before sunrise ...must be getting too soft in my dotage LOL
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 19:45

Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 19:45
As a non Porta Potty user I wonder if the quality of dunny paper used effects the type of success you have with the different chemicals you use in them??









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Follow Up By: Member - Footloose - Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 19:47

Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 19:47
That's a good point.
In any case, I now avoid anything rougher than my last boss's tongue. :))
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 20:29

Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 20:29
OK so I'm an oldy and now prefer the comfort and convenience of the porta potty when a long drop toilet is either not present, or "socially unacceptable".

Yes, the quality of the paper can make a difference in how long it takes to break down with any chemical.
The best paper I believe is one that is fully biodegradable, which apparently takes less time to turn to....ah.......nothing much!

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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 23:09

Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 23:09
We leave next week and this will be the first time we will be taking the porta potty with a 150mm lift. we still find it is the hardest things to do in the bush.

hope it works but will be taking the back up

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Reply By: Member - Josh (VIC) - Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 19:57

Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 19:57
I was just writing about you. Now thats a bit strange.

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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Monday, May 18, 2009 at 06:28

Monday, May 18, 2009 at 06:28
All good I hope Josh LOL


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Reply By: Member - Heather G (NSW) - Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 22:52

Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 22:52
Kev,

We much prefer to find a camp out by ourselves and use 'Dug' (our shovel) than use a stinky long drop toilet. We also only take the soft thick paper. Have had some of the most amazing views from some of our bush loos too, early in the mornings - I know exactly what you mean!

We have a toilet in the van but dont use it for this purpose - only liquids if you get my drift. It would need emptying far too often otherwise!

My husband who is a Viet Vet (Nasho) just explained the John Wayne bit - sounds like a good name for it!

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Follow Up By: Krakka - Monday, May 18, 2009 at 06:08

Monday, May 18, 2009 at 06:08
Hi Heather,

We also Mainly use it for liquids only, Buuuuuuuuuttttttt not much fun digging a hole at 2am when it is pouring rain. LOL.

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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Monday, May 18, 2009 at 06:31

Monday, May 18, 2009 at 06:31
If it is raining then isn't it natures own Bidet?? LOL

I am currently looking to buy a Jimmy's Thunder Box for my girls (SWMBO and the 2 kids), it should be easier than the current set up.


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Follow Up By: Member - John T (Tamworth NSW) - Monday, May 18, 2009 at 07:58

Monday, May 18, 2009 at 07:58
Kev

I'm still trying to find the bag for my "Jimmys" that went missing at Innamincka last year after we placed it so carefully for the girls to use for their "calls to nature. I's not at your place is it??

I picked up an unused "bag" on the side of the road near Nundle on Saturday that fits "Jimmy" perfectly.

Off to Millmerrin in a week or so to shoot clay targets for 3 days - then back to work til we leave for the gathering in September.

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Reply By: ExplorOz - David & Michelle - Monday, May 18, 2009 at 12:16

Monday, May 18, 2009 at 12:16
Definately the soft paper! Also, thought I'd mention that although we have a port-pottie, we don't use it when "on the road". We have horrors thinking what could happen if it tipped over! So, on the road, we always stop at the conveniences along the away or take the spade, roll, and matches, if no other option (kids too). When setup at camp however, the pottie is used... cleaned and packed up when driving thank you. I know some people with very young kids keep the potty "operational" when driving but they have a storage box for it on the outside of their camper trailer so any spills do not become part of the nightmare.

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Reply By: Member - Duncs - Monday, May 18, 2009 at 12:42

Monday, May 18, 2009 at 12:42
Well I like a good shovel and always carry a rool of Woolies finest in the centre consol of the Patrol. It gets used for nothing but what it's maker intended 'cause I don't want to run out.

On my last trip I went for my morning walk, up over the dune and behind a nice clump of trees I found a spot with a lovely view.

I had only just got comfortable when I heard a car coming, up early I thought, no problem. Then they drove past and I found they had just as good a view as I did. Only about 30m away. Hope I didn't offend anyone.

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Reply By: Hairs & Fysh (NSW) - Monday, May 18, 2009 at 15:36

Monday, May 18, 2009 at 15:36
For me Its the Shovel, Roll and matches.
For Fysh and the kids it's the Jimmy's Thunder Box and small tent thing.

I reckon you older fellas are getting too soft in your old age,Whats all this talk about soft toilet paper? I guess it has scented perfume and lovely flowered print on it. Harden up Kev, fair dinkum.


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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Monday, May 18, 2009 at 15:43

Monday, May 18, 2009 at 15:43
With your latest operation I suspect that you also like the soft toilet paper as well hahahaha


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Follow Up By: Hairs & Fysh (NSW) - Monday, May 18, 2009 at 15:49

Monday, May 18, 2009 at 15:49
Sorry Kev, I just don't get the whole nice smelling paper thing, or how soft it is. Just like I don't get the pile of magazines, news papers thing.
The less time I'm in there the better ;)

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Follow Up By: Shaker - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 14:05

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 14:05
Even Einstein read in the toilet!
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Follow Up By: Hairs & Fysh (NSW) - Friday, May 22, 2009 at 20:58

Friday, May 22, 2009 at 20:58
And Shaker,
I don't care how smart somebody is.
Sometimes I don't give a S@#$.
(Insert Sarcasm) ;)
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Reply By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Monday, May 18, 2009 at 17:17

Monday, May 18, 2009 at 17:17
Hi All

A few years back, when camping up the beach, we had the usual outside cubical and the Jimmys Thunder Box over a deep deep hole, the Cook was in there when all of a sudden she let out a yell, a Snake slithered under the door and out the other side, she demanded that I shift it to another spot, and I had to make sure there was no long grass or vegetation anywhere near it, and she would look for wriggle marks on the sand to see if the snake had been there again, I use to make wriggle marks with a stick going in the direction of the Dunny lol lol, I'M A BAD LAD.

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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Monday, May 18, 2009 at 18:11

Monday, May 18, 2009 at 18:11
Daza,

We aren't related are we?

That'd be something I would do!

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Reply By: Best Off Road - Monday, May 18, 2009 at 20:36

Monday, May 18, 2009 at 20:36
Well Kev, you can stick your shovel up....

Maybe just use it to scatter rocks.

Me, I'll take the comfort of the Porta Dunny any day and then just use the shovel to empty it every 2 or 3 days.

Cheers,

Jim.

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Reply By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 10:00

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 10:00
Gday all.

this info is all well and good............BUT!!!

Do you fold or do you scrunch????


hahahahaa.cheers.
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Reply By: Richard Kovac - Friday, May 22, 2009 at 02:31

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Reply By: Member - Mary W NW VIC - Friday, May 22, 2009 at 21:24

Friday, May 22, 2009 at 21:24
How about total fire ban?
"Some people walk in the rain,others just get wet."

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