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Old 03-07-2014, 06:03 PM   #31
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One place I like to camp it's at least a half hour drive to the sani-dump. I take the trailer, dump, fill up the fresh water and pick up a half dozen cases of beer.
Besides, rules are that you not use the outhouses to dump black or grey.
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One place I like to camp it's at least a half hour drive to the sani-dump. I take the trailer, dump, fill up the fresh water and pick up a half dozen cases of beer.
Besides, rules are that you not use the outhouses to dump black or grey.
When they say that - then where do they have tent campers dump their grey water? I'd think that they would much rather have it in the outhouse than on the ground in the campground?
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In the bushes.
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:52 PM   #34
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We usually toss the dish water out into the trees when boondocking. Usually pour it in a spot that looks like it could use watering. If it was a full scale campground seeing lots of visitors, this practice might not be so great, but I bet done all the time. Lots of campgrounds have a grate to a septic field that they have campers dump grey water into, and we use these if available.

It is rare for our tanks to fill, so long as we are only out 5 days.
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I guess it is one of those things that is determined by the density and frequency of campers. When we tent camped (now decades ago), we always just dumped grey water on the ground as that was the accepted practice. Now in talks with various rangers in state and national campgrounds they say the main reasons they no longer want grey water on the ground is that the food residue attracts too many critters of all sizes to the campsites.
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Have to say, I wasn't thrilled having to keep the dog away from the left-over macaroni that was in the bush at the back of my Kettle River campsite.
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Have to say, I wasn't thrilled having to keep the dog away from the left-over macaroni that was in the bush at the back of my Kettle River campsite.
That is wrong. If there is any solids in our water, we strain it through a colander, then put that waste in the garbage we haul away.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:39 PM   #38
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Have to say, I wasn't thrilled having to keep the dog away from the left-over macaroni that was in the bush at the back of my Kettle River campsite.
I'm guessing your dog had no idea that you had "dibs" on any and all macaroni.
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When they say that - then where do they have tent campers dump their grey water? I'd think that they would much rather have it in the outhouse than on the ground in the campground?
I doubt they want that much liquid volume in the outhouse. I wonder where they want it, too.
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I think as long as it isn't full of large chunks of left overs ( which is unsightly and attracts rodents ), it's best filtered through the soil around the camp. Water for the plants.
If it goes into a septic system it pretty much ends up in the same place.
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