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Disposable Unisex Travel Urinal

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You know the drill.  You're on a road trip, miles before the next stop.  One of your kids needs to go.  Or worse yet, YOU need to go.  Pulling over by the side of the road isn't an option- perhaps too much traffic, or you have a sleeping baby that you don't want to wake.

My wife has purchased disposable travel urinals before, but they cost $1.50 to $2 each.  This is cheaper. 
 
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Step 1: Supplies

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You'll need:

1 disposable cup (I use old ones destined for the garbage)
1 plastic newspaper sleeve (again re-used).  Alternatively you could use the little baggies made for dog poop.
1 diaper booster pad, or bladder control pad.  Alternatively, you could repurpose unused diapers your child has outgrown
tape (duct or shipping tape)
scissors

Step 2: Make a Receptacle

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Cut the bottom out of the cup

Step 3: Make a Container

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Shove the booster pad into the newspaper sleeve as pictured.  There's no need to remove the paper backing to expose the sticky side of the pad.  Then, trim off some of the excess of the newspaper sleeve

If you've got one of the dog waste bags instead, you've got more room to work with. You can attach the pad to the outside of the bag using the sticky backing of the pad, then turn the bag inside out.

If you're using an old unused diaper, cut out the middle absorbant part of the diaper and use that.

Step 4: Attach Receptacle and Container

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Insert the cup into the plastic sleeve.  Then tape the whole thing together.
badjer11 year ago
Can I expect to see these on the side of the road somewhere in a town near you?
eyesee1 year ago
Clever
canida1 year ago
This is brilliant.
wambs81 year ago
Makes me think about all the Pepsi containers I see on the side of the road with a yellow liquid inside.
shepnstein (author)  wambs81 year ago
maybe that's why rednecks like mountain dew so much. It is easy to disguise the bottle for other purposes.
Or even better, Squirt. They love that stuff too. So do it.
rimar20001 year ago
Clever idea.
shepnstein (author)  rimar20001 year ago
thanks! I think i want one for my nightstand.
wilgubeast1 year ago
Good volume capability, wide opening, and a clever idea. And the lead image is nearly-scandalous.
shepnstein (author)  wilgubeast1 year ago
Thanks!
dude, that won't work for chicks LOL. i even tried one out but i laughed and peed all over myself. here is my story: http://www.prettypowertools.com/2010/02/go-girl.html/#more-46
shepnstein (author)  kristylynn841 year ago
hmmm, well you're the expert on your lady parts. My wife has used the kind you buy without a problem and didn't see an issue with this one. We have a minivan though, so it gives her some room to stand up a little. Probably would be harder to maneuver your mystery place otherwise.