**The Civilized Outhouse **
Maybe your mobility is limited, or you just don't want to hunker down to do your business in a hole. If a proper restroom is your goal, then modify the latrine idea into an official outhouse. Dig a deep yet narrow hole, again, located down wind and downhill from your cabin, camp or home. Make sure you are at least 50 yards away from shallow wells, waterways and other water sources. In areas with a high water table, like bogs or wetland areas, strive to keep the hole shallow. The bottom of the hole needs to be at least 6 feet above the water table. Once your hole is done, then it's time to build a seat, or an entire outhouse building. I have built both of these in the past, and been very happy with the results. The most basic build is a wooden box with an open top and open bottom, with a toilet seat attached. This is placed over the hole in a secure manner, with tarps around it for privacy, and you're done. Or you can build a whole little building to cover the hole, if you have the skills and materials to do so. Whichever way you go, sprinkle a bit of dirt, wood ash or lime down the hole when it gets too stinky. And move the set-up when the hole is looking full. Bury old outhouse holes under a mound of dirt, and within a few months, it's all gone back to soil.