Backcountry lakes campsite etiquette gone wrong

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#16
Tim, the tube is black (so as not to mix it up with my white one used to protect the fresh fruit that I sometimes will carry as a treat after the first day). It is 4" in diameter. I have one that is 12" in length and another that is 18" in length, (more capacity...longer...trips) and you follow this procedure: (remember, you asked)
1) Pick a place to do your dooty.
2) Do your dooty.
3) Take our your dooty baggie.
4) Use your dooty shovel to scoop your dooty into your dooty baggie.
5) Close up your dooty baggie.
6) Deposit your full dooty baggie into your dooty tubie and close it up.
7) Clean/put away your dooty shovel.
8) Repeat as needed.

This really is a gross topic, but it keeps my crap out of the alpine wilderness.
 

Bob Jones

Still truckless now farther away
#17
All the years we backpacked we used a cat hole about 6 in deep and covered the pile with soil or duff and put a rock on top of it. We would never find the remains the folloing trip usually a couple of months to a year apart. We also never did the dirty work on the side above the water or where it could contaminate the water flow. We never got any disease or sick in any way from drinking the water and usually just boiled what we needed for meals or coffee. We were always careful when we decided where to get our water and knew what was above us. I don't think it would work as well today.
 
#18
Some many people using our back woods, wilderness areas, it's no wonder the potty problems.
Ya go to school for 12 years and no one ever learns how to take a crap in the woods.
A short story about "Crapper Mark"
Mark worked in Idaho with me cutting timber.
We had a thinning contract and every morning on the walk into the unit Mark was the last guy in line.
Later one morning while taking a break Mark told me he though a bear have been stocking him on the walk into work in the morning.
I said "why do you think that?"
Well, Mark says, I stop and take a crap every morning on the walk in, then cover "it" with a big rock.
This morning the big rock was rolled over and there was a big black bear setting up on the hill side.
Mark used the camp crapper after that.
 

Upton O

Blind hog fisherman
#19
Oh, man, what a set up. If I post this someone might get pissed. Ah, to hell with it, I can hear it coming...

"The size depends on how big the *%^hole is that needs it."

Sorry for that in advance.
 
#20
Tim, the tube is black (so as not to mix it up with my white one used to protect the fresh fruit that I sometimes will carry as a treat after the first day). It is 4" in diameter. I have one that is 12" in length and another that is 18" in length, (more capacity...longer...trips) and you follow this procedure: (remember, you asked)
1) Pick a place to do your dooty.
2) Do your dooty.
3) Take our your dooty baggie.
4) Use your dooty shovel to scoop your dooty into your dooty baggie.
5) Close up your dooty baggie.
6) Deposit your full dooty baggie into your dooty tubie and close it up.
7) Clean/put away your dooty shovel.
8) Repeat as needed.

This really is a gross topic, but it keeps my crap out of the alpine wilderness.
OH THANK GOD! :rofl: Thanks for giving the step by step. Here I was parying every day for you to not loose your footing while taking a dump in the woods. That would be a tough one to explain to the ER doctor tasked with PVC pipe removal, not to mention the very uncomfortable hike out of the woods. :clown:
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#21
I do not advise anyone perch themselves precariously above any PVC cylinder for the deposting of any used food source material. Those that choose to take this risk must understand the potential consequences of their actions.
 

wadin' boot

Donny, you're out of your element...
#25
Sounds like Mumbles could customize his PVC tube into a a variant of the spud cannon. Sheesh, he wouldn't even need hairspray to serve as the fuel, just straight & natural mumblethane. He could take on a ragged army of Hillcountry Methheads, Tweakers, Bigfoot, Poachers. Best of all, depending on the consistency of the projectile and the intestinal transit times of Mumbles et. al. the projectile could have a varied effect, from atomization (guacamole and grapes), to shotgun (trail mix-lots' o' nuts, topped off with some corn) to grunt-inducing slug (fibre-free whitebreads and sheet cake). A diet solely of sugar beets, humbow and blueberries could have a kind of psy-ops effect that clears campsites for miles around.

Ford Fenders can you sketch out some mathematical charts predicting velocity, parabolic arcs, "environmental impact assessments" and so on?

Skysoldier- any of your work involve bomb sighting?

Needs a name though...

How's "Stool Cannon" grab you Ed?

No?

"Crap Shoot"
 

Bob Jones

Still truckless now farther away
#27
I'm sure glad there were restrooms at the KOA. And after the detailed descriptions I wouldn't want to be with this bunch in the back country after they've all made their tubes.
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#29
Sorry, the pipe, black in color, is 4" in diameter. I do not advise perching over it for any reason at any time. The proper setup will have bags and a small trowel that will ensure that you stay safe when using this carrying device. It is not intended for direct collection!
 
#30
I have carried a lot of shit out hiking, but I have never actually carried SHIT! :rofl:

I'm gonna have to second the BURY IT technique. Nobody will ever know its there if you do a good job. It really is not that hard.