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Bokashi test 2

Testing Bokashi in a muldering toilet design
(or Poo digestion: phase 2)

Problem:

For my primary material management I use an envirolet toilet (muldering toilet in a plastic box). But just before Christmas the cold weather meant frozen material had formed a mountain and plugged the exit.

For the remainder of the winter I use a Sawdust Composting Bucket Toilet. This is a trigger for my interest in Bokashi.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch: the envirolet test

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Pickle your Two

Bokashi culture pickles poo

I know. Kind of an odd topic, but while off grid waste management is seemingly without surprise, here’s a tip I picked up last year: Bokashi style composting toilets.

Horse bedding and bokashi inoculate:  a new waste management solution  now on  hand.
Horse bedding and bokashi inoculate: a new waste management solution now on hand.

Bokashi is Japanese for “fermented organic matter.” You make an inoculate or microbe laden mash and by combining it with various organic materials use it to ferment and very rapidly compost those materials. That’s the theory.

Sawdust toilet test

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The shizzer shack:
Step One

The needs behind the house of need to

Perhaps the biggest headache of living off grid for any time is the, er, waste management situation.

When quizzed I think most folks would say its gotta be

  • safe
  • clean
  • easy to access
  • not stinky
  • have wash up water
  • involve sitting
  • be warm in the winter time

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Step One