How to Go to The Bathroom While Camping: Top Tips and More! Plus Ways on Making A Portable Camping Toilet
Have you ever felt that anxious strong call of Mother Nature while you’re out camping, hunting, or doing any other outdoor activities?
Perhaps you've felt the urge to pee or take a dump outside, but sadly, as you frolic to and fro while keeping that relaxed breathing because, you know, it might explode then and there if you succumb to the feeling, you realize that there are no toilet rooms everywhere in the area. GREAT! Just great!
Have you ever experienced that kind of problem? I did. I did countless times, and I learned from it the hard way.
It took me a couple of overnight camping trips before I said to myself that I am not going to let it happen anymore. Yes ladies and gents, I made my own portable camping toilet.
A portable toilet is a must-have if you’re going to be outdoors frequently or for a long time because you’ll rarely find any bathroom stalls in the mountains. But if you don’t have one, we got you covered.
A portable camping toilet is especially useful for us women because we can’t just wee while facing the tree, right? Moreover, some of my friends won’t go out with me to camp even if they wanted to because of the lack of toilet facilities.
That just ruins everything right? I say don’t miss out on the pleasures of camping just because there are no toilets outdoors.
What If You Don’t Have A Portable Toilet At The Moment?
This part is pretty self-explanatory. If you’re a man, you can pee while standing up, facing against a tree or a bush.
If you’re a woman, it’ll be a hassle since you can’t pee standing up – just find a covered bush, or a spot distant to your camping area then go do your thing.
A modern tool used by women today for urinating outdoors is a FUD or a female urination device. These are funnel-shaped devices made of plastic that allows women to pee like a man – standing up.
Now you may think that’s weird, but let me tell you: it’s very advantageous. First of all, you won’t have to take layers upon layers of bottoms just to take a quick pee.
It’s very convenient! Secondly, it’s less messy since your pee won’t scatter into unplanned directions which often happens when you squat. Lastly, you’ll want just to use a FUD instead of peeing in filthy and disgusting toilets without decent hand sanitizers.
Oh! FUDs are also a great alternative if you don’t have any rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizers because you know you won’t be touching any filthy surface while peeing.
An exceptional FUD that I and many female campers use is the Shewee Extreme FUD. Aside from its lightweight and reusable features, it has a thoughtful addition-- an extension pipe.
I love that feature because most FUDs have the standard pipe length that I think is too short because I still get splatters of pee on my shoes and pants whenever I use them.
Moreover, the Shewee FUD comes with a storage case. In case there’s no running water available outdoors, you can just let it dry a little then store it in a case. Again, most FUDs doesn’t have storage cases. Need I say more?
After using it, just wash it with soap and water, and it’s good for another round.
Taking A Dump In The Woods
Again, find a concealed spot, then take the bag out and use it to catch the dump. Afterward, seal it then dig a hole deep enough to bury the bag.
Additionally, you can put some leaves or a clump of dirt on top of the burial site of your droppings to conceal it further.
Making A Portable Camping Toilet
If you have an outdoor activity tomorrow and you don’t have time to purchase a portable toilet, you can just customize your typical house buckets or milk crates.
Things You'll Need
- Buckets (5-gallon or smaller)
- Garbage bags
- A snap-on toilet seat (or an old one)
- Pool noodles (optional)
- An old garden chair (optional)
- Soldering iron/ hole saw (if you plan to use a chair)
How To Remove The Stench Of Your Droppings
Human dropping, just like cat litter and dog poop, can be intolerable.
Most stench removers can be found in your kitchen. All you need to do is pour them on your personalized portable camping toilet.
If somehow, you find yourself lacking a portable camping toilet or even a plastic container, so you must went straight to the ground to do your thing, here are some tips that will help you cover the stench.
You see, you don’t have to purchase a portable camping toilet just to enjoy your camping trip because ladies and gents, you can actually make your own.
It’s pretty easy and the materials needed won’t cost much. Of course, it doesn’t end in just making the toilet because the stench of the droppings is another thing to worry about.
As I have shown you, you can easily make your own stench removers.
I just want to share with you guys how glad I was after making my own portable camping toilet.
I realized that we always buy camping gears and equipment so when I heard that there is such a thing as a portable camping toilet, I didn’t think twice about buying.
But when I saw that there are resources I can use to make my own, I immediately started building, and after I finished, it just gave me a feeling of sheer pleasure.
You don’t have to buy everything, look at the resources you have and turn it into a useful thing. Resourcefulness is, after all, the key.
Have you shared that intense mother nature calling while camping? What did you do? Do you have some tips on how to make your own portable toilet? Share them below! We’d love to hear from you.
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