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Using your Nature's Head Composting Toilet with Excess Moisture

When it comes to answering the call of nature, Mother Earth has her own way of dealing with our waste. Thanks to modern plumbing, we now have the best and more comfortable options available. However, can you bring this comfort with you when you leave your homes? Absolutely!

Nature’s Head Composting Toilets have gained popularity over the years. Mostly among the "Van Life" and mobile home communities. Their eco-friendly approach to human waste management has been favored by a lot of adventurers and gained them a lot of reviews. Despite their proven performance, a question keeps on popping up every now and then. What happens when diarrhea strikes, and things get a bit more, well, liquid?

Let's dive into the less glamorous side of Van Life and RV Living and get dirty with the details. But before we head into the world of digestive challenges, let's refresh our memory about why the Nature's Head Composting Toilet is such a game-changer. The nifty Nature’s Head Composting Toilet system relies on natural processes like decomposition and evaporation to transform solid waste into usable compost. It's perfect for eco-conscious adventurers living life on the road or in tiny homes and remote cabins.

Now, let's get down to business—literally. Usually, diarrhea or even vomiting, if not persistent, does not pose a concern when using the Nature's Head Composting Toilet. If the increased wetness is starting to become an issue, you can simply add more composting medium to absorb the moisture and make the contents of the toilet more solid. This would normally correct the problem. However, if the diarrhea perseveres, this may become a challenge. Why? Well, it's because diarrhea is primarily liquid waste, and this composting champ is optimized for solid waste. So, how can you handle this liquid situation? 

Moisture Matters

Diarrhea brings excess moisture into the composting chamber. The Nature's Head Composting Toilet thrives on a balanced mix of moisture and solid waste for efficient composting. Too much liquid can disrupt this balance, so be mindful. Try adding the composting medium little by little until the moisture is controlled.

Odor Alert

We all know liquid waste can be a bit more aromatic. During diarrhea episodes, you might notice stronger odors. But fret not, regular maintenance and good ventilation can help keep things fresh.

Tips for Tackling Diarrhea with Your Nature's Head Toilet

Here at Wild Oak Trail, we are all about solutions, so here are some tips for managing diarrhea:

Bulk Up on Bulking Material

Extra bulking material (like coconut coir or peat moss) can work wonders by absorbing excess moisture and aiding decomposition.

Ventilation is Key

Keep that ventilation fan humming away to disperse any odors and maintain composting efficiency.

Stay on Top of Maintenance

Make it a habit to empty the urine container regularly and periodically empty the solid waste chamber. A little TLC goes a long way.

Watch Your Diet

If diarrhea is a recurring guest, consider tweaking your diet or seeking medical advice. Reducing the frequency of diarrhea can help keep your Nature’s Generator Composting Toilet happy and healthy.

While diarrhea might throw a bit of a curveball at your Nature's Head Composting Toilet, it's no match for your resourcefulness. With a few adjustments and some thoughtful care, you can continue to enjoy the benefits of responsible waste management, even in the stickiest of situations. Remember, the Nature's Head Composting Toilet is all about versatility and adaptability, making it your perfect partner in the world of eco-friendly sanitation. Enjoy your life on an adventure!

More Questions about a Nature's Head Composting Toilet

Feel free to call Wild Oak Trail with any questions you have at 1-855-WILDOAK (1-844-945-3625), chat in or email us at customersupport@wildoaktrail.com and our friendly customer service agents will be happy to help! 

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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