wow, thanks so much for all the responses.
Teo del Fuego,
thanks so much for your info and for your very funny first reply.
I'm with you on wondering if gaffer's tape would be better than duct tape. or maybe Gorilla tape. But at least I know what's "officially" preferred now.
Ugly Dougly wrote:I'll bet if you put signs on the potties advising people not to dump their baby-wipes in them, probably the owner/operators wouldn't mind very much.
, Yes, that's exactly the kind of thing I mean.
The roast chicken reference earlier was just a joke. my virgin year it was reported that people actually found one in the potties.
I liked the idea mentioned elsewhere of adopting a potty bank, which is what prompted my thread. This is where a person or group of people make efforts to keep the potties near their camp clean and usable through attention and awareness. Things like signs, short shifts at the potty bank reminding people what can't be put in the toilet, offering people baggies for their wet wipes and feminine hygiene products. Keeping the efforts local also eliminates the "I can't remember where I put the signs" issue.
robbidobbs wrote:Johnny on the Spot has *only* approved duct tape for signage. It should be reasonably sturdy, and the cheapie stuff from the dollar store, as the glue degrades and the signs fly to the trash fence. They should also be weather proof (rain, wind, hail of toads etc). Gaffer tape and scotch tape leave traces due to melting in the hot sun.
I have extensive experience with signage and work closely with JotS.
And to clarify how to make them stick better, I wipe the dust off with a cotton scarf (which doubles as dirt mask) before affixing the signs. If you fail this, the signs will come off as well.
JotS hasn't said specifically anything about gaffer tape, they only specified duct tape. Bottom line is that if it doesn't melt in 120 degrees and can withstand 100 mph dirt storms, then the only issue I can imagine is the expense.
, Thank you, thank you! I had looked all over the bm web site and couldn't find any info, nor links as to who to contact to find this out. I was hoping to find someone who has done this in the past and knew the deal.
That's exactly what I was looking for. So I'm guessing that means there's been no problem with gooky residue with duct tape?
jaycerochester wrote:Since the potties are the property of Johnny on the Spot, I would call them... If you find out first, let us know.
, Thanks. there are so many companies that offer potties, I wasn't sure if it was always Johnny on the Spot, every year. I think RobbiDobbs cleared it up, but if I get more info I'll post back.