FYI, besides this and the cloned thread on three other forums I frequent, I recently made a camping gear review blog which goes into more detail on a few things.
It can be found here.
Will be breaking this up into several posts, as there is a ten picture limit per post here.
This review is from a trip I just got back from up to Mt. Rainier National Park.
I will link to that trip later in this thread.
Link to camping trip
I have been buying tons of new camping equipment this season as seen by this thread.
Most of the gear I have picked up from Cabela’s.
Most of my old camping gear was from my tent trailer days, and simply to big to transport in the FJ Cruiser.
Here are the reviews:
Pett toilet system
I like it, well half way
The privacy tent deploys and sets up in a minute.
No poles to attach, they are already sleeved into the tent fabric.
However taking down the tent is a major PITA.
And it is to small to use as a shower tent.
I will be looking at a much bigger double duty crapper/shower tent for my next outing, and leave this one at home.
Now to the crapper.
Very stable, unless you lean to the side to wipe, as it has three legs, and not four.
Standard size seat, so it is fairly comfortable
The bag system that Pett uses are pretty cool.
When done, simply zip up the bag (two used) and toss it into your garbage bag you have in camp, or toss the bag in a trash receptacle if one is close by.
One bad thing about the tent, the guylines they give you for extra hold down in a wind (the four corners also stake down) are slippery, and they slide on the plastic rope things that are suppose to keep the rope taut with the stake.
In other words, the guylines are useless.
You can replace them though.
I give it two thumbs up, the toilet that is, and not the tent
* The shelter is very easy to setup.
* The toilet is comfortable to sit on.
* The Wagg Bags make it easy to get rid of your waste.
* The shelter is a PITA to take down and put away.
It should become easier over time I would think.
To small to really shower in, will be looking for a much bigger one.
Cabela’s Picnic Table
One person can set the whole table up in just a few minutes.
It deploys very fast, and is just as easy to take down for packing.
It is amazing that such a small package expands to a dining table big enough to seat four.
A little cramped with four, but it can be done.
It is very stable too.
I give it two thumbs up
* The table is a lot more comfortable than I thought it would be.
* Takes up very little room in the rig when folded down.
* Can not really think of any, as this little table rocks the woods.