[permaculture] Straw bale urinals

woodsjay at cox.net woodsjay at cox.net
Tue Nov 29 13:05:02 EST 2005

On the basis of much experimentation with trees (and no 
straw bales) I find that this can be a sex specific 
problem. In order to reduce urine splash for males, two 
straw bales would be in order, one upright as the primary 
target and one in front laying down to absorb splash (to 
keep it off my shoes).  
For females while the usual tree approach is possible, the 
lack of training will reduce accuracy making the bale in 
front even more necessary. For those who require seats and 
other such creature comforts, make it happen and decrease 
the general misery.  
The bale idea seems to be a solution with no substantial 
problem. Such of us who can make use of the trees, have 
found a more sustainable solution in that trees have the 
immediate use of it. 
On Tuesday 29 November 2005 11:53 am, 
sinergyinaction at netscape.net wrote: 
> Hi, 
> what is the simplest way to set up a straw bale urinal 
(a urinal were you 
> pee on a straw bale, not a straw bale building with a 
urinal into it) and 
> make it work finely without too much bad smell? I read 
you need to have a 
> bale set upright, leaning on a post or so, but is it 
necessary for it to 
> lay its bottom in a container, to avoid spilling urine 
on the (open) 
> ground? Any ideas, pictures? All the best 
> Antonio 

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