The Portable Potty Bucket

Krapper inside

Contents of Portable Potty Bucket. Photo by Ginger, used with permission

Five gallon buckets are not only great for long term food storage, they are also great for other emergency items such as personal care, and health supplies.  We posted a non-threatening way to get them to prep and clever reader Ginger came up with her gift idea to give her family this year:  the portable potty bucket.

Even non-preppers couldn’t resist such a useful gift! Photo by Ginger used with permission

Ginger did some research on what to include  in the buckets (here’s the You Tube video she watched and here is a list of what she included:

  • toilet paper
  • Supersorb – absorbent granules that absorbs liquid for quick cleanup.  Antimicrobial and odor eliminating, Ginger got hers from a janitorial supply store, you can also find them on Amazon.
  • Hi-Genic – thick, non-acid cleaner disinfects and deodorizes, controls mildew and kills HIV-1 (AIDS virus).  Also found at janitorial supplies or Amazon.
  • rubber gloves
  • personal hygiene wipes
  • potty seat
  • enzymes to break down waste
  • plastic bags
  • kitty litter
  • hand sanitizer
  • air freshener
  • festive solar light (she included these to light the emergency toilet area)

Enzyme use instructions. Photo by Ginger, used with permission.

Her gifts were a big hit and were received.

Another view of Potty Bucket contents. Photo by Ginger, used with permission.

Our thanks to Ginger for sharing her idea and photos with us.  Readers, feel free to share your prepping ideas, please email me at apartmentprepper(at)



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