This easter weekend I purchased a “Porta-Privy” for my upcoming family campout. Initially when I saw it at Cabella’s it looked sweet…if that’s a word we can use for a portable toilet shelter. It pops up, requiring no poles AND for $50 this will come in handy for future outings. Especially for the poopoo shy people.
Anyway, I get this thing home. I proceed to take it out of the box it came in, thinking to myself “wow, this is pretty compact!”. I unzip the bag it’s contained in(under pressure mind you!) and slowly take the porta-privy out. Well that’s where my hell began! I start to unfold the package and BAM! I get nailed in the nose with a metal side of the privy. Undaunted by my near-death experience I continue to “popup” the tent.
I get it all up and think “sweet! that’s awesome I don’t have to worry about poles and crap!” I examine it for tears and find it’s in great shape. Now the excitement of a new poo tent is wearing off. I begin to fold it back down and realize I don’t know what I am doing. So I read the vague directions on how to “fold” it back down. There are only 6 images in the series showing a person “folding” the privy back down. It can’t be that hard if there is only “6 easy to follow” images in the directions. Well how wrong could i be! 10 minutes later I am sweaty, angry and about ready to chuck the damn thing out my living room window!
This sucker is a pain to get “folded”. I go to their website and watch the video of a woman folding it down in 5 seconds. So I think “man I’m an idiot”, she did it in 5 seconds! Well she probably practiced 10 million times before the video was shot, because I had to watch the damn thing 20 times just to get the jist of it. PLUS my cousin Shelly had to help me! Talk about pain in the ass!
At least I can poo in private! Getting the thing back in the carrying bag will be another story. So if you see me struggling with the privy this campout just go on about your business.