How and where should you dig your cat hole? Toilet paper or other natural materials? How should you clean up afterward?
First of all, there’s no need to fear your first poop in the woods. In fact, backcountry poopin’ can be a surprisingly liberating and enjoyable part of backpacking. It’s a fact of life, it’s one of the daily necessities and there is no other way but to get used to it. Follow these steps and learn how to go to the bathroom while camping.
So when you’re choosing your ceremonial site, make sure that you’re at least 100 feet away from campsites, trails, and places that look really inviting for other people to hang out, to avoid contaminating areas used for cooking, eating, or drinking. If there is an outhouse available, use it. You can use the rule of 311: 200-300 feet away from water, 100 feet away from your campsite, and 1 foot deep. It is a good idea to scope a good location beforehand; this way, if things start to get a little serious, you’re not…show more content… When it comes to using toilet paper, in some areas, it’s acceptable to bury it in the cat hole. Just make sure that it’s fully buried in and that there aren’t any party streamers for people to see. In other areas, you are required to carry out your used toilet paper which might sound really gross, but really isn’t that big of a deal. All you need to do is just fold your toilet paper in half and place it into a ziploc bag. Just so you know this is how you deal with feminine hygiene products as well.
Before you leave the spot, it is a very good idea to mark it with a rock or some sticks, so that later when you need to go again or someone else is wandering around, nobody steps over on it by accident. This means this is not a treasure, do not dig there!
Go Natural – How to Poop In The Woods Without Toilet