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 ====== Cat hole toilets ====== ====== Cat hole toilets ======
  
-[[http://​amzn.to/​2h96s5E|{{https://​images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/​images/​I/​31VGC7n1tGL._AC_US160_.jpg }}]]Named after the tendency of cats to bury their excreta, a cat hole is a small hole dug to contain solid waste. ​ It is covered after a single use.+Named after the tendency of cats to bury their excreta, a cat hole is a small hole((typically 6"​)) ​dug to contain solid waste. ​ It is dug away from use areas and water sources, and is covered after a single use.
  
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 +===== toilet paper =====
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 +Leaving toilet paper in the cat hole is a matter of local policy. ​ When paper can be buried, it is left in the  bottom of the hole.  When paper cannot be buried, it is packed out in zip-loc bags or similar. ​
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 +===== tools =====
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 +[[http://​amzn.to/​2h96s5E|{{https://​images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/​images/​I/​31VGC7n1tGL._AC_US160_.jpg }}]]
 +The use of [[http://​amzn.to/​2h96s5E|a narrow "​trench spade" shovel]] will be easier than a broadheaded shovel in hard earth conditions. ​ Plastic [[https://​amzn.to/​2WW9EIN|camping trowels]] are light weight, smaller in size than a spade and work well in soft soils. ​ Metal [[https://​amzn.to/​2A3hwPL|garden trowels]], while heavier, will stand up better to rocky or hard soils.
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 +===== further reading =====
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 +  * [[https://​lnt.org/​why/​7-principles/​dispose-of-waste-properly/​|leave no trace principles]] involving cat holes
 +  * [[https://​www.blm.gov/​sites/​blm.gov/​files/​documents/​files/​BLM%20ID_Camping_Guidelines.pdf|BLM camping guidelines]]
  
  
-The use of [[http://​amzn.to/​2h96s5E|a narrow "​trench spade" shovel]] will be easier than a broadheaded shovel in hard earth conditions. 
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