How to Go to the Bathroom While Camping | Camping

How to Go to the Bathroom While Camping | Camping

The scariest part of camping for a lot of
people, especially beginners, is going to the bathroom. The idea of going to the bathroom without
a toilet is so unusual, and I get it. It’s definitely scary. There are some tried and true methods to going
to the bathroom in the woods, and once you learn them, I think you feel a lot more comfortable
with it. It’s a fact of life, it’s a necessity, and
if you want to go primitive camping, you’re going to have to get used to it. First, for number one or number two, you should
do both of those things 100 to 200 feet from where you’re camping, from any water sources,
from trails, and also you should do those things downhill from the campsite. You don’t want anything making its way back. I think when it comes to number one, most
of us have that covered. We’ve all probably had to go when we’re not
near a bathroom. When it comes to pooping, I think that’s the
real challenge, and so here’s how it works. You have to dig a hole. The hole is called a cat hole. We can imagine why, but let’s not even think
about that. We just know that we’ve got to dig a hole,
and the hole has to be, like I said, 100 to 200 feet from where you’re camping, from trails,
and from water. It should be about eight inches down if you’re
in the woods. If you’re at beach camping, it should actually
be more shallow. Let’s stick to the woods for now. It should be about eight inches deep and it
should be about six inches wide. There are some cool tips for digging a cat
hole. One thing some people like to do is to dig
the hole right on the other side of a log that’s on the ground. If you think about it, if you do that, you
then have a toilet bowl. If you just kind of perch yourself a little
past the edge of the log, the stuff falls in the hole and you’ve got a seat. That’s one method. Another method, which is a personal preference
of mine, is to use a small tree. You dig the hole just a couple of feet from
the tree, and you can actually use the tree to hold onto while you poop into the hole. This way, you’re not touching any surfaces,
because surfaces could have bugs on them. Just a little while ago, there was a slug
crawling on this log, and if I had to poop while I was sitting on this log and a slug
is next to me watching, I think that might be a challenge. Those are some great ways to make yourself
a little toilet in the woods. Once you’re done, you can absolutely bring
toilet paper, just make sure you pack it out. You can’t throw the toilet paper into the
hole. You bring the toilet paper back to the campsite
with you, put it inside a bag, and put it in the trash. You cover up the hole with everything that
you just dug out. One good thing is to mark it so that later
on when you’re walking around or your friend is walking around, nobody accidentally steps
over on it or wanders into it. Mark your area. Make sure you kind of know oh yeah, that’s
my toilet. Those are the methods for using a cat hole. Once you’ve done it once, you’ve got it down. It’s all natural.

74 thoughts on “How to Go to the Bathroom While Camping | Camping

  1. if I shit really bad why Ahele my gonna run or walk hundred to 200 feet away from my campsite when I'm about to explode with shit dig a hole that would take like five minutes but by that time I would probably Artie have shit my pants

  2. Yeah.. Um… So… What if a traveler kinda wonders off the trail, and finds you in the middle of the whole deal? What then? Answer me that?

  3. i like, live in the woods so its in my nature…hahaa but i aint all classy digging a whole??? just go where ya are!

  4. When i go camping i take my toilet with me……And my bed, fridge, tv, laptop…….

    I take my house with me 🙂 

  5. My tip is finding a log and slice it so its like a seat, then cut a hike in the middle. It's like the actual seat now!

  6. Hold up, she said bring your shit covered toilet paper back to the camp site….wtf put it in the hole and bury it.

  7. How to make a toilet:
    items needed:
    1 stool
    1 toilet seat
    plastic bags
    and toilet paper of course
    how to created:
    make a hole into the stool making the stool seat look like a ring or capitl O
    then glue or tape the toilet seat on it tape, hook or tie the plastic bag to the bottom
    then poop/ pee in it then take the bag off trow it out or dispose in some way

    and thats how i would do it

  8. She doesn't want to think about why they call it a cat hole? Maybe it's because before they poop, cats dig a hole! There's nothing about this girl that says 'roughing it'.

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  10. Put the dirty toilette paper inside a plastic bag, bring it back to the Camp and throw it in the trasher ?! That's not very practicall or eco-logical… You can use leafs or pieces of branches to Wipe Yourself and burry them with your Poop, if You really want to keep it natural.

  11. I'm going camping and here is a tip:
    Need to use the Bathroom 🚽??
    1.Get a bucket
    2. Add a plastic bag 💼
    3. Add a toilet seat 🚽 💺
    4. Do your business
    5. Bury the bag 💼
    6. Add a new bag
    7. REPEAT

  12. 2:38 at this moment I realized I this is not the person I should getting all my camping advice from…

  13. Don't poop or pee near a stream? So have you posted this for all the wildlife to abide by? "Mark your area…" that's what my dog does.

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