I do a lot of hiking trips that involve driving for an hour or two to the trailhead in the predawn hours. I'm a morning pooper, so I need to poop during the drive. Before COVID, I would usually plan a stop along the way at a Starbucks, get coffee, and use their bathroom. Then if necessary I'd also use a bathroom at the trailhead. Right now, during COVID, these bathrooms are all closed, so my new normal is that I pull over somewhere in the countryside, poop, collect my poop using one of my dog's poop bags, and bring it with me to a town or trailhead where I can dispose of it.
Sometimes this was stinking up my car, even though the bag was tied shut, so I tried putting the poop bag inside a large plastic (PETE) can that some nuts came in, and sealing it with the screw-on lid. Even then, there have been times when the smell seeped out within 30 minutes. Sometimes the smell has been like sour milk, sometimes like sulfur or eggs.
If I want to make this work better, what should I be focusing on? Is ~0.5 mm of PETE likely to be permeable to the smelly volatile compounds involved? Or is the issue more likely to be that there's a poor seal at the screw threads? Would I be better off trying something like the glass jars with clamping lids that people use for their coffee? A tupperware-style container with an o-ring seal? What kind of material should I be looking for in a gasket or o-ring?
(The other option I've tried successfully is to clamp the poop bag under a windshield wiper, so it's outside. But I'm worried this would, uh, catastrophically fail if I then drove at freeway speeds.)