Quoted: "I think there needs to be a national educational campaign like the Smokey the Bear campaign. People don't understand that today's TP is strong and doesn't decompose rapidly. They don't understand that their waste has germs in it. We need easy to buy poop bags. I stopped in a large grocery store the other day to buy poop bags (cheap storage bags sold for food) and all they had were zip lock type bags! And we need places to dispose of the filled poop bags. Many places are going trash free, pack in - pack out but there needs to be a place to deposit poop bags. No one in a SUV/car wants days worth of poop bags inside their car.
At City of Rocks a maintenance lead told me they were constantly finding filled green dog poop bags tied and set on the side of a trail. She thought people didn't know what to do. Huh? Later I found a full bag on the side of the trail. I was the only one in the parking lot so it wasn't left to be picked up later.
Now that I've written this, it seems like I need to start writing emails, pushing my idea of a nation wide campaign."
I agree. Unfortunately we don't see the "don't litter" or "only you can stop fires" campaigns on TV anymore. It would be nice to see them revived along with proper waste disposal information. On the White Rim they suggest packing out human waste when possible. There are pit toilets along the route. The ranger told me that if there is no way to pack it out please do your business in the road. Buried in the roadway. It gets the most traffic and compression. I have wagbags if necessary but if it is a low use area I will find a location to do my business but the TP and wipes are always brought with me via the following:
Instead of burying toilet paper and any worry about contaminated hands carry a "Murphy" kit to be exact. It is comprised of a small sack, roll of TP, wipes, and plastic/latex type gloves.
Glove up before filling the cathole, wipe and leave TP/Wipes to the side in a pile.
After cleaning up, grab the pile with one gloved hand and turn glove inside out over the TP/wipes.
Next grab the one gloved package with the other gloved hand and turn it inside out as well.
Cover the cathole with dirt.
Finally walk away with your clean hands and fully encompassed glove package of TP/wipes knowing you didn't leave **** tickets, ass wipe to be uncovered by nature to litter the environment.
The Murphy Method!
Edited by ETAV8R, 21 June 2019 - 05:44 PM.
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