Pett Toilet System

For our trip into the Maze this year we needed to utilize a human waste management system. After some investigation and research I decided on the Pett Toilet. What I like about this system is that each member of the party deals with their own waste using Wag Bag. I purchase the Wag Bags by the 100 count which brings the coast way down. This system is also good for home emergency preparedness.

With a little instruction my 12 year old daughter has no problems using this system. The key is that once you have used a bag you need to remove all the air so it is compact for trash storage. I recommend a ammunition can dedicated to used wag bags. When you return to civilization WAG BAGS are approved for disposal as normal trash.

We also added the ThePUP™ Privacy Shelter. In desert environments there is not always a natural shelter to set the toilet up in. The shelter can also be used for showers.

I carry 1 bag for each team member per day plus 1 extra a day. You will need to tailor your count to your groups specific needs.



Tomas has lived in Colorado since age 5. Having grown up on the Western Slope of Colorado lots of time was spent in the Desert Southwest. Tomas' father introduced him to the love of 4 wheeling at an early age in the high mountains around Aspen, Colorado. While an avid Mountain Biker, Tomas and his Family enjoy adventures in the mountains and desert in the remote locations that can only be reached by 4wd. Day hikes are always a must when on the family trips. While enjoying outdoor activities he wants to share his love as a certified 4wd trainer and ski instructor. Tomas also enjoys caving and cave exploration. Tomas currently resides in Colorado Springs. 


  2 comments for “Pett Toilet System

  1. Jason
    March 12, 2010 at 6:57 PM

    Portable toilets are lifesavers, however the wag bag requires that you carry a toilet around with you. This can be cumbersome and it does not lay flat most times in the outdoors. There is a product called the Biffy Bag that can be used on its own without carrying extra equipment and it comes in a neat little package. check them out I prefer them 1,000,000 to 1 over wag bag.

    • March 13, 2010 at 9:02 AM

      The wag bag can be laid open on the ground. The toilet just makes it lots easier. From what I can tell, wags bags also do not cost as much.

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