We got a porta potti a couple of seasons ago and so far have only used it for #1. It's been great to not have to worry about waking up at 3AM and fighting the need to walk across the campground in 40 degree weather in the dark.
That said I am reluctant to try #2 unless absolutely necessary. At the very high risk of oversharing, I often overtax a standard toilet lol.
When my grandmother was still around, I remember her saying that they should make toilets higher, easier for adults anyway, most adults , to get up from, sort of like now for my dh and myself, getting up from kneeling down. Getting old is not for sissies, as someone once said.Okay so here is my take on the subject.
#1. I make no excuses. I have a seriously messed up back. The small 2.5 gallon or so waste tank port o potty is just too short for me to be able to use. If you are talking about one of those. Why not make a stand out of plywood? Some wood screws, glue, a Skil Saw, drill, and sander would make quick work of it. Not sure if there is anything commercially available to boost them up though.
#2. A standard residential toilet is 18". At least with mine, my 5 gallon tank toilet is 17.75" seat height. A quarter inch isn't going to matter much, BUT.... I believe the ADA lifted toilet seats add an additional 3". Oddly enough I find this to be a GREAT height for me. So....
My plan is to basically make a box out of 1/2" plywood, that the toilet can sit in, that is 5" tall. Then add a suport shelf with a top that is 3" off the bottom, and braced with 2x2s. This way I am supporting the toilet boosted 3" and secured from sliding / wobbling around. To finish it I will sand it down, paint it, and add rubber feet to get that last 1/4".
So if the user has spinal / sciatica problems, this could be a real solution to a painful port o potty problem.
When my grandmother was still around, I remember her saying that they should make toilets higher, easier for adults anyway, most adults , to get up from, sort of like now for my dh and myself, getting up from kneeling down. Getting old is not for sissies, as someone once said.
I know. I usually say the same thing, I like being able to say that getting older is sort of a luxury. I'm sorry about you having to suffer with sciatica, my family knew 2 young people, brother and sister, they were twins, they both had sciatica. I didn't really know them, but sometimes i wonder how they're doing.