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Can you make an ultralight, foldable outdoor toilet seat from metal? Answered

I’m planning a three-month kayaking trip, and my old rickety knees ain't what they used to be, so I'm hoping to find an ultralight, compact, foldable toilet seat with legs, preferably a lightweight metal, if that's possible. I need for it to be lightweight because I will have to carry all my gear around dams, and I need for it to be compact so it will fit in the hatch of a kayak with the rest of my gear. Space is very limited.

Can anyone here make something like that? And if so, what is the cost? I'm suspecting it's going to be cost prohibitive, but it doesn't hurt to ask.

I’ve seen children’s portable potty seats that quarter-fold, so I'm wondering if it would be possible to make something similar that could handle adult weight. Is there such a thing as a lightweight metal?

Potential Specs:

  • U-shaped.
  • Small. Not full sized.
  • Half-fold or quarter-fold.
  • It can have gaps to avoid pinching.
  • Sturdy legs that won’t splay out with heavy weight.
  • Legs about 8 inches long.
  • Somewhat contoured for comfort, if possible.

Idea for legs:


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Jack A Lopez
Jack A Lopez

1 year ago

Such things exist, and you can look at a variety of pictures of these artifacts, just by asking your favorite search engine to show you pictures of:

"folding toilet seat for camping"


Different sets of images might be obtained by substituting the word, "portable" for "folding", or by omitting the word "toilet" entirely, or substituting "chair" for "seat."

Regarding your question of, "Can anyone here make something like that? And if so, what is the cost?," I am not sure how many mercenary makers there are here, lurking in the Instuctables forums.

Does anyone here do that? I.e. build and sell a prototype for money?

I think there only around 2 or 3 people here, who even regularly respond to the questions posted here. Maybe there are others lurking in the shadows who might have that, uh, entrepreneurial spirit you're looking for.

Actually, this reminds of an old proverb: the one about how when you want a job done right, it necessarily means you have to do that job yourself.