We’re about to go camping for three weeks with WhyBaby (her first camping trip!) and there’s no garbage service at the campground. This means we always compost food scraps, carry out recyclables and things that can’t be burned, and burn whatever trash we can in our campfire.
This year, we’ll have three weeks of diapers in July heat to contend with.
Regular disposables can’t be burned, because the ultra-absorbent crystals in them are also a fire retardant. This was, in fact, part of my science project in 7th grade, when my dad’s company was just bringing super-absorbs to the market.
But I’ve found Tushies, which claim to be cotton and paper pulp, ultra-absorbent crystal free. (Please ignore the anti-chemical rhetoric. I don’t share that particular hysteria, we use ultra-absorbents at home, I just know they won’t burn.)
Any safety concerns about burning cotton and paper diapers in a campfire near other people? In three weeks, she’s likely to have only 3 or 4 poopy diapers, which I suppose I could pack to portage if burning fecal matter would be a no-no. The rest would be urine only. Lots of people burn paper plates, newspapers, etc. We’re encouraged to burn all the garbage that can be safely burned.