Portable Toilets: An Overlanding Adventure Necessity

overlanding and portable toilets

Over the past few years Overlanding has skyrocketed in popularity, due in part to abundant remote work opportunities and increased eco-awareness. Overlanding involves just about any vehicle being outfitted to be able to take driver and passengers into the wilderness and off the grid. Unlike the hardcore, exclusive Jeep off-roading community, the Overlanding world is more diverse and open to all kinds of vehicles, setups, and destinations. Whether you spend hundreds on outfitting your current vehicle or hundreds of thousands of dollars on a decked-out camper van, there’s a place for you. Overlanders typically embrace slow tourism, increasing enjoyment and reducing environmental impact by avoiding air travel and crowded destinations and strictly adhering to the Leave No Trace policy.

Some of the key considerations when planning an overlanding adventure include:

  • Vehicle: The vehicle is the most important component of overlanding. It needs to be capable of handling off-road terrain and carrying all of your gear. Popular choices for overlanding vehicles include 4x4 trucks, SUVs, and vans.
  • Gear: You will need a variety of gear for overlanding, including camping gear, food, water, tools, first-aid kit, and navigation equipment.
  • Planning: Plan your overlanding trip carefully. This includes choosing a route, researching the terrain, and packing the right gear. Plan for emergencies and pack extra essentials like food and water.
  • Skills: Overlanding requires a variety of skills, including driving off-road, camping, and navigation. It is important to practice these skills before you go on your trip. Don’t be afraid to start with small, local trips so you can learn and practice skills in nearby, familiar areas first.
  • Exploration: The goal of overlanding is to explore new places and have an adventure. Be open to new experiences and be prepared to go with the flow.

Most who seek the true Overlanding experience plan to live primitively out of the back of their vehicle. Amenities are few and packing is limited to vehicle size. While the idea of heading off into the sunset is tempting, it can also be challenging when it comes to simple, everyday challenges, like finding a place to use the bathroom. Some may find themselves in the open desert with no cover, or some may not want to wander too far from the trail and get lost. Whatever the reason, a portable camping toilet is a necessity for off-grid adventure. 

Not all portable camping toilets are created equally, but, ideally, it should be an all-in-one solution that allows you to go to the bathroom with privacy and comfort, even when you're miles away from civilization. InstaPrivy is a packable toilet kit that includes everything you need to hit the road with confidence. 

Here are some of the benefits of using an InstaPrivy portable camping toilet when Jeeping:

  • Convenience: InstaPrivy toilets are easy to set up and use, even in the back of your Jeep. With everything you need in a ready to roll backpack, you won’t have to worry if you forgot toilet paper or where to empty a tank.
  • Portability: The InstaPrivy toilet is lightweight and compact with everything in one backpack, so it’s easy to take with you on your overlanding adventures. Clocking in at just under 7 lbs, you won’t have to worry about it taking up room or weighing you down when you already have limited space. 
  • Privacy: InstaPrivy toilets offer privacy, even when you're in the back of your Jeep. The popup privacy shelter ensures you can conduct your business anywhere no matter the cover or lack thereof.
  • Hygiene: InstaPrivy toilets are designed with sanitation in mind. The individual waste containment bags make cleanup quick and easy, and hand sanitizer ensures you don’t spread any unpleasantness around.

When going through the planning and packing process, picture your routine, and make sure you cover your daily needs. Everyone will have to make a pit stop at some point, and places with indoor plumbing may be nowhere on your itinerary. You can rarely plan potty breaks, so why not take the potty with you? InstaPrivy has got you covered no matter where the road (or off-road) takes you.

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