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Article: Pooping Perfectly in the Woods

Discussion in 'Articles and Reviews comments' started by Tony, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. Pierr

    Pierr Forager

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    In summer foxgloves (digitalis) leaves are excellent: softer than paper, do not need burning and do not go to shred when it is wet or raining. Far superior to toilet paper.
     
  2. santaman2000

    santaman2000 M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Because jellyfish are too painful.
     
  3. BackcountrySurvival

    BackcountrySurvival New Member

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    Good article, in the Cairngorms the ranger service supply's poo pots where you take a dump in a pot, toilet paper goes in as well. On returning to the car park you empty the contents into the sewage works.....Perhaps a good idea for National parks and any areas that see a high footfall?
     
  4. Bowlander

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    SNH are quite proactive about the issue, they published a leaflet called 'Where to go in the Uplands'. Not sure if fancy the pot idea though!
     
  5. yerbache

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    Yep - me too...always done it that way
     
  6. oldtimer

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    My Dad told me that during WW2 he was issued with two sheets of Izal paper. When he complained it wasn't enough, the sergeant told him to use both sides.

    I remember seeing a book advertised called "How to s**t in the woods". I'm too lazy to google it, but it might be worth doing if you give a s**t.
     
  7. spandit

    spandit Bushcrafter through and through

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    2 sheets? That's barely an initial damage assessment...
     
  8. oldtimer

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    My Dad told me that duringWW2 he was issued with two sheets of Izal. When he complained that it wasn't enough, the sergeant told him to use both sides.

    Someone wrote a book called "How to Sh*t in the Woods", but I'm too lazy to google it right now. You could, that is if you give a sh*t.
     
  9. rik_uk3

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    Just had flashbacks of carrying out manual bowel evacuation with some patients...not nice for them or me :(
     
  10. spandit

    spandit Bushcrafter through and through

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    My dogs enjoyed eating some today that was by the side of the path - thanks poopers!
     
  11. dump of the stig

    dump of the stig New Member

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    had a poo in the see out in asia, have to say it was a very pleasant experience, and watching the coral dwelling fish go into a feeding frenzy over it, put the iceing on the cake as it where.
     
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    How to **** in the woods is a good read. An ideal toilet book if you will...

    It also includes lady-specific information about periods and tampons etc.
     
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    When using muscle shells make sure to watch out for barnacles :p
     
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    I can vouch for snow. goodjob

    3 or 4 oblong hand sized lots of packed snow, usually prepared whilst fertilizing the forest, are very effective and easy to use: and definitely not as uncomfortable as the imagination likes to suggest!

    Can also be a real asset if lots of beans or warming Chilli / curries are on the bush tucker menu. ;-)

    Oh, and we always shoved a prominent bit of stick in the ground to mark the spot.
     
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    Actually in the RM Mosquito Coast episode in the Rain Forest with Ewan McGreggor it was mentioned, and the communal kit method was utilised there.
     
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    So do you go with the grain or against?
    I've got a large open pinecone on my kitchen window and quite honestly going against the grain with that bad boy...well I'm thinking hygene won't be the number one priority at that moment :eek:
     
  17. Elen Sentier

    Elen Sentier Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Am still laughing hysterically :rofl:
     
  18. Elen Sentier

    Elen Sentier Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Ouch !!! :yikes: ...
     
  19. Elen Sentier

    Elen Sentier Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Am getting seriously worried now about going to meets ... pinecones? hedgehogs? corncobs? Hopefully none of these are compulsory ??? May I just stick to dock-leaves, or TP ... please ??? :umbrella:
     
  20. Elen Sentier

    Elen Sentier Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    I can't find the joke thread so am putting this here as it ... errr ... sprang to mind on reading this post -

    Sign in the gents at the local golf club, "Golfers will please refrain from scrubbing their balls in the sink", to which some wit had responded with the scribbled addendum, "Hardy chaps, these golfers!" (told me by my dad!)

    I thought maybe the last comment applies to bushcrafters too ???
     

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