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#1 ski3pin

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Posted 18 June 2021 - 02:45 PM

Let's do it right!

 

How to Poop, Pee, and Manage a Period in the Outdoors


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Posted 18 June 2021 - 03:04 PM

That was close. I almost thought maybe I didn't know how to pee!


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Posted 18 June 2021 - 03:54 PM

As long as you’re packing out TP…wet wipes. 


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Posted 18 June 2021 - 04:58 PM

well, learnin' something every day... never thought of using the bidet method before!

 

Also, I thought the depth of digging a hole depended on the environment type?  As in, you want to put your "deposit" in the bioactive layer of the soil, and that varies a lot depending on where you are, no?


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Posted 18 June 2021 - 06:52 PM

I once read a book titled "How To **** In The Woods" which covered all this in detail. My favorite part was the description of the Groover used by river rafters.


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Posted 19 June 2021 - 02:20 AM

i dont know about the rest of u, but these advice folks drive me crazy.  99% of the advice is just common sense.  maybe i am jealous for not figuring out this marketing channel.

i mean who would have figured, that if u need to dump in the woods, u need to dig a big enough hole to drop into??

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#7 ski3pin

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Posted 19 June 2021 - 04:20 AM

i dont know about the rest of u, but these advice folks drive me crazy.  99% of the advice is just common sense.  maybe i am jealous for not figuring out this marketing channel.
i mean who would have figured, that if u need to dump in the woods, u need to dig a big enough hole to drop into??
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I have to disagree that it is common sense. From what I have seen, and cleaned up, the vast majority of people do not have a clue. This education is clearly needed.
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Posted 19 June 2021 - 12:59 PM

I agree with ski3pin, there was a time that persons who went into the backcountry learned first hand how to do everything from someone who knew how to do everything, be that a parent, mentor, friend or instructor. Just like we all learned self hygiene at home from someone, our parents in most cases. Now people take out a credit card, walk into a store, buy a bunch of stuff, get into their 4WD and head into the backcountry and often have zero first hand info. Education is needed and it seems to be the University of Youtube is the way most people get their experience and knowledge these days.

 

NOLS is at least a reputable organization, as opposed to just somebody with a video camera.


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Posted 19 June 2021 - 01:56 PM

I could not agree more with ski3pin and Larry! I now have living full time in my camper one of those long handled grabber things whose only purpose in life is to pick up other peoples trash! 
I have walked along a beautiful mountain stream only to find piles of toilet paper around the bend. (Who needs water filters?) 

I think the Outdoor Industry, NOLS, and Leave No Trace should campaign to have manufacturers include this information in any camping product they make. It obviously is not common sense.


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#10 ski3pin

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Posted 19 June 2021 - 02:28 PM

well, learnin' something every day... never thought of using the bidet method before!

 

Also, I thought the depth of digging a hole depended on the environment type?  As in, you want to put your "deposit" in the bioactive layer of the soil, and that varies a lot depending on where you are, no?

Vic, you are correct. I expect this effort by NOLS is to first get their attention. For us it is so much simpler to  poop in a bag and carry everything out.


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