Not to be confused with "outhouses" which are simply holes in the ground with some sort of shelter above with a cut out for a commode. The waste simply fills the hole and the building is then moved.
Vault Toilets are actual tanks in the ground and a structure is built over top. These are the preferred rest facilities at a lot of campgrounds. The tanks are water tight, with no drainage and must be pumped out.
Tips for when you have vault toilets:
Keep the lid of the commode and the door closed when not in use. This reduces the flies around and allows the smell to be vented out above the structure.
Keep a trash can near by. This reduces the trash being thrown into the commode, which fills the tank faster and is difficult to remove from the tank.
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