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Mastering Cold Weather with a Nature's Head Composting Toilet

Mastering Cold Weather with a Nature's Head Composting Toilet

Can you use a Nature's Head composting toilet in cold weather conditions?

Short answer: Yes. The composting process will slow down in cold weather, but it will still continue, and you'll just want to prevent your urine bottle from freezing. But for more context, read on!

Efficient Composting in Freezing Climates with Nature's Head

Explorers and van life enthusiasts understand the importance of reliable amenities when adventuring in the colder parts of the world. Let's review the functionalities and benefits of Nature's Head composting toilets, particularly in the face of cold temperatures.

Composting Toilets and the Nature's Head Advantage

The Nature's Head compost toilet is known for it's high quality, unlike other toilets that can be susceptible to damage in harsh conditions. Its design prevents the common issues that freezing temperatures create in conventional systems. An essential part of using the Nature's Head composting toilet in cold weather is managing the urine bottle to prevent the liquid wastes freezing.

Composting Process Amidst the Cold

This process is the heart of Nature's Head, transforming solid wastes and toilet paper (single ply paper breaks down easier) into nutrient-rich compost. While the composting process can slow in cold weather, the compost section of the toilet continues to decompose waste without interruption, thanks to the aerobic bacteria at work within the composting chamber. For optimal composting, only sphagnum peat moss or coconut coir should be used in the mix, avoiding commonly chlorine-bleached or non-organic cotton products, which can impede the process.

Solid wastes are kept separate from the liquids bottle, which aids in reducing the odors often associated with a wet bath setup. There is often just a slight earthy smell thanks to the compost's natural process. For those concerned about how much power the Nature's Head fan uses to ventilate the composting chamber, rest assured that it requires minimal power, easily supplied by a standard household current or a small solar setup.


The Cold Weather Companion

A Toilet Seat Molded for Comfort

The Nature's Head toilet seat provides comfort in any weather, including the coldest conditions. You'll also have the added bonus of having a mobile compost pile at your disposal. You can leave behind the need for septic tanks or fear that extended periods in the cold will disrupt your composting toilet's efficiency.

Optimizing your Toilet for Freezing Weather

Maintaining a Nature's Head toilet in cold weather is straightforward. Regularly emptying the urine bottle ensures that there is no leaving liquid to freeze, which could be a potential safety issue. Additionally, adding diatomaceous earth to the solids bin can help process faster, managing waste quickly and effectively, even as the temperature drops.

Conclusion: The Unwavering Quality of Nature's Head Composting

With Nature's Head composting toilets, you have a reliable, self-contained system that makes cold weather living manageable and sustainable. Its ease of use and robustness in freezing weather, supported by high-quality design and thoughtful features like mounting brackets, make it an ideal choice for nature lovers and freedom-seekers alike. The composting process never has to be a concern, no matter how many single ply papers or vegetable scraps you introduce. Nature's Head composting toilets stand as the pinnacle of convenience and eco-conscious sanitation, ensuring that your adventures are unhampered by the cold.

Nature's Head Composting Toilet

Nature's Head Composting Toilet

We at Wild Oak Trail decided to get ourselves our own Nature's Head Composting Toilet to see what the fuss is all about! Check out our YouTube videos as we explore why the Nature's Head Composting Toilet is the favorite of the preppers, adventure seekers and the RV living community!


Nature's Head Toilet Unboxing Video

How to Use The Nature's Head Toilet 

Of course if you have any questions at all about setting up your Nature's Head Composting Toilet, or maintaining it, or checking to see if it's working correctly, give us a call, chat in or email us at Wild Oak Trail! 1-844-WILDOAK (1-844-954-3625), www.wildoaktrail.com or customersupport@wildoaktrail


Cherry May
Cherry May

Cherry May, the heart of Wild Oak Trail as the Store Manager, brings an unmatched dedication to customer service enriched by six years of hands-on experience and learning. Her journey with Wild Oak Trail has seen her evolve into a cornerstone of the community, renowned for her expertise in off-grid living, solar generators, and comprehensive prepping. Customers and colleagues alike applaud her for an impeccable service ethos, effortlessly blending profound knowledge with a genuine commitment to meeting every individual's needs.

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