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Old 05-31-2019   #1
 
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Suggestions for stabilizing an ammo can toilet?

Hi All,
I have one of the ammo can toilets with the insert that works really well but can be a little unstable when using it on soft or uneven ground. What I am looking for is some suggestions on how others have built something that compacts down to help stabilize it. Ideas and pictures would be great.
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Old 05-31-2019   #2
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Don't take this as a smart alec answer, but I've always found that unless it is set up on rocks, the first couple of meditation sessions seems to do the trick.

You could get some of the slotted angle iron in the hardware store (like what you would use for hanging a garage door opener), then with just a hacksaw, make a base. It would look like the letter "H". If you put it together with some nylock nuts and vinyl washers, you could leave enough play in the connections that it could fold up for storage. Just an idea but I have personally never seen anyone do anything like this to make a groover base.
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Thanks MontanaLaz. I think that is a good idea and I think I will take a closer look at building something like that. I will post if it turns out good.
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Old 05-31-2019   #4
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A little bit of excavating during set up can help. In heavily used camps look for THE groover spot; usually there is one thats already smoothed out for you. Nice to not set up the groover in a nice tent/kitchen site and nice to not set up your tent in a site that was used for the groover yesterday. Three second rule anyone! A flat piece of driftwood or a nice straight stick on the front end can help stabilize as well as keep things draining backwards (if you have the non funnel style seat). A wider leg stance helps as well.
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I usually use the rocket box lid as a sort of scraper/shovel to level a good spot.
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