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How to Go to the Bathroom while Camping

Watch more Camping Equipment & Tips videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn to take a poop in the woods with tips on how to go to the bathroom while camping. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Pick a spot When it comes to doing your business while camping, finding the right spot is key. Choose a location at least 200 feet away from any trail, campsite, or body of water to avoid contaminating areas used for cooking, eating, or drinking. Tip If there's an outhouse available, use it. Step 2: Dig a hole Dig a hole at least 6 inches deep and about 8 inches across in which to go. Step 3: Use the facilities Squat above the hole, making sure your clothes are out of harm's way, and go to the bathroom. When you finish, clean yourself with toilet paper or odorless baby wipes. Step 4: Leave no trace Place used toilet paper or wipes in an airtight freezer bag you carry with you -- considerate camping means taking out any foreign objects you brought in. Tip Place any used feminine products in the freezer bag, too. Step 5: Fill the hole Fill the hole with soil, pat down the top, and place a rock on the mound so future hikers won't dig in the same spot accidentally. Put the trowel and unused sanitary materials away. Then, sanitize your hands, and get back to your camping adventure. Did You Know? In 2009, 562 people hiked the entire Appalachian trail, which covers over 2,100 miles between Maine and Georgia.
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