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Old 02-28-2012   #1
 
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Penny wise...shit foolish...or how much does a kids bowel movement count for?

How about this for a word problem:

12 people are going on a river trip for 6 days. Their river bank holds 60 uses.

I don't want to over flow but my buddy says that kids ages 4,6,7,7,9,11 poops will be much smaller. Any experience in pushing the lid with kids?

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Old 02-28-2012   #2
 
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I'd bring a back-up. We always count kids just like adults....smaller but more frequent poops. Better safe than sorry.
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When my children were younger sometimes they would forget to flush. My first thought was usually "How the hell did something that big come out of someone that small."
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Old 02-28-2012   #4
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I find that I get much better participation from kids using a PETT system or some other bag if it is legal on your river.

My two pennies.

Or start feeding them cheese on day three and you should be fine. No Mex food.
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I've babysat my buddies 5 & 7 year old girls. Bring a backup.
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Bring an extra. I've encountered Rangers that vary from very laid back to very vigilant. I'd hate to be told that I can't put on because I don't have enough user days on my toilet to cover the group.
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I think it is unanimous. I will spend the $190 now for the extra insert and not regret it later while I am on the river.

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What river are you going on? I would just make a 5 gallon bucket / gamma lid groover for less than $30 and take it as your back up. Check out the River Crapper thread, or I can PM you pictures & instructions. This is the system we use on Main Salmon, Middle Fork, Deso, San Juan, Snake. A lot cheaper than a spare River Bank tank for a back-up groover.
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I am going on the San Juan and Deso. That sounds like a reasonable backup. I will look it up. Thanks.
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Wagg Bags

Carvedog:

You are so correct about the Wag Bags. Hard to get a kid to perch above 40 user days of crap. So they sneak off and go behind a rock or bush. The river managers are plain short-sighted when they don't allow them.
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