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Author: Morpho (Morpho)
Saturday, August 03, 2013 - 12:35 am
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Hmmmm?
How about using a whipper-snapper in a garbage pail... Feed in some weeds and grass and you should be able to make some cover material.
Might just have to give that a shot for giggles sake.

Author: Chemo (Chemo)
Friday, July 19, 2013 - 11:44 pm
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I just bought 2 broken bags of wood pellets for $5 from my local hardware store. The bags were outside in the parking lot and absorbed rainwater. The normal 40 lb bags are now at least 50 lbs in weight! This is better than sawdust and a hell of a lot cheaper! I live in southeastern Arizona where lumber mills are scarce as is most covering material mentioned in this forum.

Author: Joe (Joe)
Monday, November 19, 2012 - 3:45 pm
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By a bag of peat moss and buy or make a Loveable Loo and set them somewhere for emergency use.

Author: Larry_warnberg (Larry_warnberg)
Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 10:22 am
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Why wait for an emergency? Making sawdust for a humanure toilet can be accomplished in a number of ways. Cutting firewood with a chainsaw over a tarp can quickly generate a lot of sawdust. A table saw in a woodshop can do the job, but use only solid wood. Laminated wood contains glue that is not desirable in compost. My favorite sawdust generating tool is the LumberSmith bandsaw, a small affordable saw that can mill logs up to 24 inches diameter. This bandsaw has more than paid for itself with stacks of useful lumber, and many bags of sawdust for our Humanure Harvester.

If you don't have a woodshop or need a sawmill check around your neighborhood for pallet mills, custom tree milling services, firewood suppliers. Unless you live in the middle of a desert there is probably some nearby business generating cheap or free sawdust.

Author: Rohanjcp (Rohanjcp)
Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 1:20 am
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Assuming that there's an emergency and you want to practice humanure composting, is it possible to make your own sawdust?

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