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(Salt Lake Tribune)   The proper way to poop in the woods. No, a bear did not write this article. Wasn't the pope either   (sltrib.com) divider line
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2021-09-21 9:00:34 AM  
5 votes:
The article doesn't mention it but some wag bags not only have the bacteria killing crystals (probably lye or something) but they have the absorbent mixed in.

For back country car or boat camping, I prefer the Cleanwaste WAG bags and portable toilet.  The toilet isn't require but it is packable, light and clean.  Again - for *car* and *boat* camping.  You can still carry the WAG bags in the backpack for pack-out areas if you wish.  Each WAG bag has a waste bag with the gel/bacteria powder already in it  This bag is probably about 3/4 the size of a tall kitchen bag so you can fold it over.  There is also a heavy mil zip-top bag that will contain everything after you are done.  Everything in the kit is (quickly) bio-degradable.

If you want to make your own bio-bags you can use various bio-degradable bags and go to a tractor or ranch supply store and get the powder they use for horse stalls and the like - it's pretty much the same thing that is in the WAG bag (sans bacteria crystals) and is cheap.
 
2021-09-21 10:31:49 AM  
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2021-09-21 10:45:00 AM  
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I made my own "torpedo" for river trips. 5" PVC pipe sealed on one end with a glued cap, the other has a threaded end with a cap (think sewer cap, with the square nut in middle that screws on tight) Waterproof, leak proof. Fits easily along the bottom of a canoe or raft, lightweight.
It's about two ft long, fits in a tent bag that also holds baby wipes, a small water bottle with powdered laundry soap, some newspaper and plastic grocery bags.
Do your business on the newspaper, wipe, sprinkle with some powder, fold it all up, put it in a bag. twist and tie, then drop it in the tube.
A few tablespoons of powder in the tube helps with moisture buildup and keeps odor down. It's good for two people for 3-5 days or 4 people for a weekend trip.
Empty into dumpster.  Easy to clean with some bleach water.
If you can't get up close and personal with your bodily functions, stay home.
 
2021-09-21 11:01:56 AM  
5 votes:

tom baker's scarf: why the hell are all of you packing your poo out?


Because many wild areas have delicate ecosystems and you don't want people introducing their bugs into the environment.
 
2021-09-21 11:04:49 AM  
4 votes:

tom baker's scarf: why the hell are all of you packing your poo out?  if you were in some cave system or at an underground lake sure but if you are just out in the wild dig a cat hole away from where anyone is likely to go (no pun intended) and away from water, squat, wipe with regular TP and cover it back up.

i'm all for, and insist that you pick up all your garbage and leave the place at least as good as you found it but come on with the poop.  you might be a real turd but your turds are no worse than any animal's, especially with them buried.


It depends on where you are.  Cat holes are ok in forests and plains areas with rich soil and warm temps that will break things down quickly.

They are not ok on mountain tops, tundra, desert, or near water.
 
2021-09-21 9:26:37 AM  
3 votes:
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"So tell me, rabbit. Do you ever have problems with shiat sticking to your fur?"
 
2021-09-21 10:57:50 AM  
3 votes:
why the hell are all of you packing your poo out?  if you were in some cave system or at an underground lake sure but if you are just out in the wild dig a cat hole away from where anyone is likely to go (no pun intended) and away from water, squat, wipe with regular TP and cover it back up.

i'm all for, and insist that you pick up all your garbage and leave the place at least as good as you found it but come on with the poop.  you might be a real turd but your turds are no worse than any animal's, especially with them buried.
 
2021-09-21 11:08:52 AM  
2 votes:

tom baker's scarf: why the hell are all of you packing your poo out?  if you were in some cave system or at an underground lake sure but if you are just out in the wild dig a cat hole away from where anyone is likely to go (no pun intended) and away from water, squat, wipe with regular TP and cover it back up.

i'm all for, and insist that you pick up all your garbage and leave the place at least as good as you found it but come on with the poop.  you might be a real turd but your turds are no worse than any animal's, especially with them buried.


Wrong. Your thought cannot be completed as dialed. Please try your thought again later.
 
2021-09-21 11:10:26 AM  
2 votes:

tom baker's scarf: why the hell are all of you packing your poo out?  if you were in some cave system or at an underground lake sure but if you are just out in the wild dig a cat hole away from where anyone is likely to go (no pun intended) and away from water, squat, wipe with regular TP and cover it back up.

i'm all for, and insist that you pick up all your garbage and leave the place at least as good as you found it but come on with the poop.  you might be a real turd but your turds are no worse than any animal's, especially with them buried.


It's required for many areas. When I went backpacking in Canyonlands, we had to pack our poo out. Green river and Colorado river trips all require packing out of poo. Some environments are too fragile to handle being dug up, too dry to dig, too sterile to process much waste, or have too many people in a limited area (raft trips).
 
2021-09-21 10:19:41 AM  
1 vote:
That paywall want's me to pay $150.00 for a one year subscription? LOL
 
2021-09-21 10:20:46 AM  
1 vote:
The author of that article really knows his shiat.
 
2021-09-21 10:21:34 AM  
1 vote:
It's more interesting in video form.

Big Wall Climbing: How NOT to Poop on El Capitan
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2021-09-21 10:25:42 AM  
1 vote:
On the Origin of Feces and Means of Natural Disposal, or the Preservation of


Favoured Places in the Struggle for Pooping

 
2021-09-21 10:38:37 AM  
1 vote:
You're not my poopervisor.
 
2021-09-21 1:12:49 PM  
1 vote:
Serious question what do all the animals in the wild do with their poop????????????????
 
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