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Old 09-16-2011, 09:34 AM   #31
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We use paper plates and utensils when we camp so We never wash dishes.
No pots and pans? What about other utensils? Even if you cook eveything over the fire, there has to be something you used to turn your steak, etc.

Not sure where I stand on the issue; just it bugs me when I talk about "doing the dishes" when camping, and people think I must mean just plates.
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:44 AM   #32
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When you dump the gray water it has food items from the dishes that you washed. If everyone was to dump their gray water onto the ground the CG would smell like an outhouse in very little time.
Exactly! Let those food scraps, soap, grease, whatever, sit in your gray tank for a few days. I swear the smell is JUST AS BAD as a black tank! Campers who dump this on the ground on purpose should be banned from the campground. YUCK.
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At our CG if the owner knows that you have dumped your gray water on the ground you are asked to leave and are charged a fee for clean up of your site.
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:06 AM   #34
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No pots and pans? What about other utensils? Even if you cook eveything over the fire, there has to be something you used to turn your steak, etc.

Not sure where I stand on the issue; just it bugs me when I talk about "doing the dishes" when camping, and people think I must mean just plates.

I rinse all the stuff I use to bbq outside and put it in a plastic bag and leave it behind truck and wash when we get home. I probably should mention we have never camped more than 2 nights. And usually 2nd night we eat 1st nights leftovers.
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:19 AM   #35
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I rinse all the stuff I use to bbq outside and put it in a plastic bag and leave it behind truck and wash when we get home. I probably should mention we have never camped more than 2 nights. And usually 2nd night we eat 1st nights leftovers.
Wow....only 2 nights? That's depressing!! You need to get out more. We're headed out on Sunday for another 7 nights...but we're using it as our "base" and going back and forth to work during the week. Only a 10 minute drive for me; 30 for my DH.
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I rinse all the stuff I use to bbq outside and put it in a plastic bag and leave it behind truck and wash when we get home. I probably should mention we have never camped more than 2 nights. And usually 2nd night we eat 1st nights leftovers.
I just let my dog lick all my dishes clean, keeps the food particles out of the tanks J/K
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I just let my dog lick all my dishes clean, keeps the food particles out of the tanks J/K
hahah so they can go crap those particles all over CG too right
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We use green dish soap but regularly wash them out side to save some space in the gray tank for showers.

Our outside shower gets used more for filling dish pans that actual showers.
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I've found that ground dumping of gray water is fairly common at NASCAR races.... probably because it's so tight to get in and out to dump, and the fact that the honey-wagons charge an arm and a leg for the service (some charge $40 to $50 to dump!).

I have a 40 gallon tote that I "tailgate", and use a macerator to pump the gray water to, then haul it to a dump station. No problem lasting a long weekend with my black water capacity.
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All jokes aside

I find this topic interesting!

The earth is 70% water.

Only 2% of this is fresh water.
This 2% is comprised of:

1.6% is in the form of ice/glaciers
0.36% is groundwater (aquifers)
0.0036% is in lakes/rivers

The earths groundwater makes up a far greater supply of available usable water than the lakes and rivers do.
Whenever anyone dumps anything into the ground other than plain water, it does not just disappear, it stays there for a very, very long time.

Yes, I know, dumping gray water is probably one of the least harmful things we can do, but nevertheless, it does have an effect on the environment.
What effect?
Damned if I know exactly, LOL, but if it's not good enough for me to drink, then I won't just pour it into the ground, I will follow the rules and take it to the proper disposal facilities and let them take care of it (hopefully in the proper way).

Who knows what kind of crap people are pouring down their TT sinks/drains, but I can bet they wouldn't think of watering their lawns/gardens at home with it.
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