Anyone can sh*t in a bucket

07 Jan

I compost lots of stuff. Have even tried a cup (it failed). But this! This is something:

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Humanure.” Has a nice ring to it. Better than “shit in a bucket.” Yes, there are actually neighborhoods in real American cities who collect their own poo and put it all together to make some “extreme” compost. My neighbors (and lovely wife) have put up nicely with unmowed grass, boxes of worms, bags and piles of rotting leaves, soybean stalks blowing around, and lots of dandelions. A community shit bucket might just be over the line.

A friend sent me the link a while back, and I’ve actually been contemplating the process. I doubt I’ll start a humanure club in the village, but it shouldn’t be that big a deal. Seems everybody practiced humanure up until a couple generations ago. Heck, I remember utilizing the old outhouse in our backyard many times as a kid too busy building tree fortresses or destroying ant colonies to go into the house. Thanks for the fun Mike.,8599,1945764,00.html

or a bag…

I would normally scoff at things touted “single use,” but this PeePoo bag is interesting. If I still need to dig a hole in the woods, not sure why I need a bag though.


Posted by on January 7, 2010 in compost, going green


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5 responses to “Anyone can sh*t in a bucket

  1. Mike

    January 8, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    If you decide to “humanure” your gonna also have to buy this product.

  2. joebart

    January 10, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Now that’s tailgating!

  3. Paul

    January 10, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    When you mentioned using the outhouse, I instantly thought of the ant annihilations! (and eating a few of them here or there cuz Dan told us they do in the army)

    Magnifying glass, firecrackers, even the gas can and matches: No method was off limits!

  4. Kelly

    January 10, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    GAS CAN and MATCHES??? There are so many things I was better off not knowing!

  5. joebart

    January 11, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Yes Mom, your boys were boys.


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