Our Composting Toilet

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2016 • all rights reserved

The learning curve for our Nature’s Head composting toilet has been steeper than expected, but we love the unit. Here’s what we wish someone had told us.

Choosing Our Composting Toilet

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2015 • all rights reserved

Why did we (A) choose a composting toilet and (B) choose the Nature’s Head over others?

Composting Medium

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2015 • all rights reserved

What are the pros and cons of the various composting mediums for composting heads? What’s best?

What Size Holding Tank?

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2015 • all rights reserved

Marinas and mooring fields offer once-a-week pumpouts. But how many boats have a large enough holding tank that they can go a week of full-time use?

Emergency Air Freshener

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2014 • all rights reserved

Here’s a quick way to improve the air when you’re out of air freshener!

Vinegar and Oil in the Head?

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2014 • all rights reserved

A weekly shot of vinegar and oil in the head can prevent many problems — here’s how to do it.

Marine Digest-It

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

Most of us have to deal with holding tanks, and they can be no fun at all. A totally natural product that can take a lot of the “YUCK” out of it:

Super Digest-It Safe Drain Opener

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

If you’ve got a clogged drain that the simple remedies — boiling water, vinegar, baking soda, plungers and so on — just won’t budge, you might try this. Chris and Melody on Vacilando found it by chance and swear it works — and isn’t nasty for the environment!

Clog-Free Head

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

A clogged head usually means a nasty job where you have to take the toilet halfway apart. Many cruisers follow this rule and go years without a clog.

Keep Drains Working

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

What if spending just 5 minutes a month would keep your drains from getting backed up? No chemicals, no environmental damage, and it’s easy!

Slow or Stopped Galley Drain

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

5 ways to clear a slow or stopped drain on a boat — without any dangerous chemicals.