How to deal with human waste… It’s not exciting, it’s not sexy, but it is necessary! If you are just camping/living somewhere for a few weeks, a basic latrine with suffice. However if we are talking months or years at a bug-out or off-the-grid location for, you’ll need to build something a bit more effective to deal with the regular waste.
The awesome tutorial (that’s right, I referred to a DIY septic system tutorial as awesome!) shows how to quickly and cheaply build a small septic system using 55 gallon plastic drums and PVC pipe. This septic system is only suitable for human waste, it is not big enough for laundry etc. The tutorial states this system is suitable for two adults, but I would think that with careful usage, this could cover the needs of a small family with two adults and two young children. Check it out below.