It’s official, I’ve seen everything now.

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As you know, I do not camp. While I love spending time in the great outdoors… my idea of roughing it is a condo with one bathroom. That being said, I can’t honestly say I’ve given much thought to the logistics of answering the call of nature in the wild.

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But clearly someone has.

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Aren’t you glad I share these treasures?

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The Crap Strap.

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Can’t say this fellow looked too enthused, but then I wouldn’t want to be photographed in that position either.

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29 thoughts on “It’s official, I’ve seen everything now.”

  1. For 5,783 years of recorded history, never once has anyone needed a device to poop in the woods …
    … but now a budding new inventor improves the process … as if in camping you need one more thing to tote around …

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  2. Cathy’s right there with you on this one. She’s got a degree in fish and wildlife management, where the woods were her classroom. She loves the woods as well but has no desire to go camping. I like camping, sleeping by the fire under the stars and all that. I do try to take care of that particular bit of business before I leave home.

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  3. If a tree falls in the forest while you are strapped to it, does it make a sound? Who cares? Not only are you now under the tree but now you are lying in your own doo-doo. Talk about adding insult to injury.

    Plus: If I have to crap in the woods, it will be because I am pretty desperate and I certainly won’t have time to set up this rig first!

    Deb

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  4. I’ve crapped in the woods, on mountains, in canyons, etc. It’s so hard on the quads. I can see how this device would come in handy, but it’s such a unitasker. Most people are trying to save weight and space when they hike/camp/backpack. No, I’ll stick with the ol’ leg muscles.

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  5. What? No live models? See the excerpt below from my book The Last Hike on this subject.

    So, yeah, pooping in the woods, it’s a bit of an art form. There are several ways to accomplish this task. I’ll talk about my top two preferred methods. The first one is the log method. I find a fallen tree in the woods that will provide an ample surface to plant my ass. I take my knife (some people bring trowels but I found on previous hikes that my knife worked just as well) and dig a six inch hole behind the tree. Then I hang my ass out and let the load drop. If you are lucky, the payload comes down fully contained in the hole. If not, then there is the unpleasant task of finding a stick to make, ahem, some adjustments until it’s all in the hole. Once that goal is achieved you cover it up with dirt. Oh wait, I forgot about the toilet paper, something you would never want to do on the trail (or anywhere else for that matter) or things would get quite uncomfortable as you walked. I put my used TP into the hole also, and covered it all up. Now I already told you I follow the Leave No Trace policy, but there are some ultra-devoted hikers that will pack out their used TP. Uh huh, no way is this happy hiker doing that. I did make a concentrated effort to pack out marine TP which breaks down quickly. It’s more expensive and sometimes hard to find, but that is as far as my dedication goes when dealing with shit paper. If there are no fallen trees about then I shift over to my alternate mode, the tree huger method. I find a sturdy tree that I am able to get my arms all the way around, squat, and hug the tree. The rest of the steps are the same as the log method with one slight modification. I highly recommend totally removing your hiking pants/shorts and underwear before releasing the payload. If you are good you can just drop them and avoid the mess, but why take the chance?

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