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Embracing Nature's Call: Tips and Tricks for Pooping while In The Great Outdoors

Camping is all about immersing ourselves in the beauty of nature, but let's face it, even the most dedicated outdoor enthusiasts still have to answer nature's call. While it may not be the most glamorous topic, knowing how to handle the call of nature while camping is essential for a comfortable and enjoyable experience. In this blog post, we'll share some valuable tips and tricks to make pooping in the great outdoors a breeze.




  1. Scout for the Perfect Spot: When nature calls, it's important to find the right spot to answer it. Look for a location that is at least 200 feet (60 meters) away from any water source to avoid contamination. Choose an area with soft soil or pine needles that are easier to dig a hole in.

  2. Digging the Cathole: To minimize the impact on the environment, dig a cathole for your business. Use a small trowel or a sturdy stick to dig a hole about 6-8 inches (15-20 cm) deep. After you're done, cover it up with soil and natural materials, like leaves or pine needles.

  3. Pack the Essentials: Always bring along a camping toilet paper or biodegradable wipes in a waterproof bag. Traditional toilet paper takes longer to decompose, so it's best to choose biodegradable options that are kinder to the environment. Remember to pack a small sealable plastic bag for waste disposal.

  4. Practice Proper Hygiene: Maintaining good hygiene is crucial while camping. After doing your business, clean your hands thoroughly with biodegradable soap and water or use hand sanitizer if water is scarce. Keeping hand wipes or sanitizing gel handy is also a great idea.

  5. Be Wildlife Conscious: Remember that you're sharing the outdoors with wildlife, so never leave any food scraps or waste behind. Animals are attracted to the smell, and it can disrupt their natural behavior. Proper waste disposal ensures that the campsite remains clean and safe for both humans and wildlife.

  6. Consider Portable Toilets: If you're camping at a site with amenities, such as designated toilets or portable restrooms, take advantage of them. They provide a more comfortable and convenient option, especially if you're camping with young children or those who prefer more traditional facilities.

Conclusion: Taking care of nature's call while camping doesn't have to be an unpleasant experience. With a little preparation and consideration, you can ensure a hygienic and environmentally friendly approach to outdoor toileting. So, embrace the wild, follow these tips and tricks, and enjoy your camping adventure to the fullest, knowing you've got nature's call covered!

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