Building a Biodegradable Latrine

Build this biodegradable latrine for your outdoor adventures, so you can be ready to go when nature calls.

By Todd Davis

April 2018


Handy Dad in the Great Outdoors (Chronicle Books, 2012) by Todd Davis is full of fun projects for dad and the kids to get creative in the great outdoors. Davis grew up with a family who loved experiencing the outdoors, and is now passing on these fun activities to families across the world, with step-by-step instructions to make the most of your family time outside. The following excerpt is his guide to building a biodegradable latrine.

When nature calls, you don't have to answer in a smelly pit toilet or trudge half a mile from camp with a shovel in hand. All you need is this ecologically (and literally) green bucket. That, and a little privacy, of course.