Humanure for Nomads

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Author: Ecointerest (Ecointerest)
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 5:31 pm
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Great to see your enthusiasm.
Since you are separating, this will make composting of the solids on board your bus much easier.
I would suggest this:
Have a container - bucket or tank - that will fit somewhere under your bus, easily accessible. Add an initial small quantity of moist sawdust. Then add a small handful of compost worms, (e.g. "Tigers"). Regular additions of faeces with a couple of handfuls of sawdust each time. Keep it moist but not wet. Allow good ventilation. This is most unlikely to create nuisance odours. The worms will break it all down gradually and continuously.
From experience you will determine size of container that suits and how to dispose of compost.
I would suggest protecting the container from excess heat which might radiate back from a hot road surface. Maybe insulate somehow with polystyrene.
The compost will not become thermophilic, but the worms will do a great job in breaking it down into humus.
Hope this works for you. Good luck.

Author: Wanderingfootsteps (Wanderingfootsteps)
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 5:23 pm
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Lifestyle: On the road full time in a small bus.

Problem: Turning our solids collected inside the composting/dry toilet into humanure.

Hi everyone! Facing a particular problem here and can't find answers anywhere online! We live full-time in a bus, traveling around the world. Have a newly-installed urine diverting dry toilet (to reduce mass and make one 5-gallon bucket last longer!). I REALLY want to turn our solids into humanure, but don't know how. Can I build a small composting system on the roof or chassis of our bus? Is there a network of places around North America (where we'll be for the next two years) where I can drop off my solids and they will be added to a pile of compost?

Any suggestions or resources would be of great help! Thank you!

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