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Old 08-05-2010   #11
Ridgway, Colorado
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The reason wag bags are not permitted on some rivers is that "sometimes" those using them get sick of packing them around and stop using them. Especially on long trips. However a storage system for them is a good call. Not sure where else you are going to dispose of the wags than in a dumpster.

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Old 08-05-2010   #12
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We have been using these bags for years now. They work great. Once out on Ruby/ horsetheif a lady ttried to help me breakdown camp but she stowed the system improperly. It was really hot out there, so the next day when I had to open the bag to seal it correctly I was apprehensive to say the least. To my surprise the 'contents' already looked like crystal clear ice cubes floating in 7-up with bubbles. There was no odor. Yes, the EPA approves them for disposal in dumpsters and I can see why.

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Old 08-05-2010   #13
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Someone showed me another brand similar to the Wag Bag. I think it was called Clean Solutions.

I recently used Wag Bags myself, and it's definitely less offensive than using a boom box. Although the instructions on the bag say it is intended for one use, there is enough room in the bags to use for several poops. (This does get kinda nasty.) If you do this, it would be a good idea to buy the gelling agent in bulk powder form and put some more of that in the bag before first use. Also bring extra toilet paper and hand sanitizer.

One guy told me he used one bag for a 5-day trip.

Probably should get used to these kinds of pack-it-out regulations. Even some ocean "trails" areas require Wag Bag use. And after seeing how places such as Flaming Gorge Reservoir that allow catholes became filthy with unburied poop AND used toilet paper wafting around, I think the average boater (i.e., powerboater) is all too likely to be a lazy slob.
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Old 08-05-2010   #14
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The Wag Bag instructions don't say one use - they say up to 32 ounces. Unless you are full of shit, so to speak, that's more than one use. We used them one a day for four people and it was fine, although yes, you need your own TP and hand san.

I didn't know you could buy more of the magic powder! I will have to look into this - I think it would be a good idea, yes. We had a VERY hot trip (temps >>100 every day) and the poop storage bucket did get a little whiffy - although when we came home, we ended up putting it outside for 5 days, until our trash day, and it didn't smell very much at all when we took the liner bag out, so I am thinking that it just took a while for the powder to do its thing.
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Old 08-05-2010   #15
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Hmmm, the Wag Bag in question specified "intended for one use". That bag was bought 3 yrs ago, though. I don't have any new ones.

Women should pee FIRST (outside the bag) before using the Wag Bag!
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Old 08-05-2010   #16
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Does anyone know where to get the magic gel agent? Is it just kitty litter? I'm a big fan of wag-bags when in high-use areas, but $2 a plop adds up.
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Old 08-05-2010   #17
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We got them earlier this year. The ones we have are labeled "GO anywhere toilet kit / The original WAG BAG" by Cleanwaste and say on the back of the package: "You can use the waste bag more than once before you toss it - gels up to 32 oz."

We buy in bulk from a wholesale supplier (I agree, at retail it's awfully pricy - hell, at wholesale it's pricy, too!) and I see the magic gel agent, amusingly named "Poo Powder", in their catalog. It looks like one can also buy it from the manufacturer at Cleanwaste | World's leader in personal human waste management.
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Old 08-05-2010   #18
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I like the the wag bags but after getting a groovere for a birthday present (one of these days I'll get tem for that) and getting over the emptying of one ( after I found 4 places between cisco and wolcott not including state parks which I found to be a rip off) I prefer it. When we go out as a group the wag bag system goes with us if we have children along so they don't get freaked by the box of poo
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Old 08-05-2010   #19
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The WAG Bags that come for use with the PETT toilet hold far more than one poo. One bag usually takes a day's worth for a small trip, if, like any other groover, you don't pee in it.
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Old 08-05-2010   #20
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Wag bags ain't just for river trips. Cat holes just don't cut it anymore for some high traffic camping areas. Clear Creek Canyon on the Ark is a prime example. Don't let my dogs give you kisses when I'm up there!

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