sounds really gross i know. heres the deal, a neighbor of mine has a contract with the forest service. they are replacing some outhouses in the national forest where i live. My neighbor is responsible for getting the outhouses out of the woods. Now he has 30 of them at his place. They have been there for two years. he said i can have one. i am in need of a smoker and i thought hey this might work, or it might be gross. He said they have been sitting empty for two years and they dont smell. Emotionally, i couldnt care less that it used to be used for an outhouse, i just dont want to do something that might make me or my wife sick or create poor quality smoked meat. any thoughts??