Pee In Your Tent
What is the question? Whether to pee or not to pee. The sound of your bladder crying to you from deep inside the forest jolts you awake. It’s time to urinate. You’re in the middle of nowhere. You put up a fight and try to go back asleep. There is nothing you would rather do than stay in the warmth and comfort of your heated sleeping bag. Once you have settled down and warmed up the bag, you must leave it to go pee in the cold, dark, and bug-infested night outside on the tarmac. Every bone in your body is fighting to keep you from passing out, but your bladder is beginning to exert an unpleasant amount of pressure.
Nature is calling, and you must respond.
It is necessary to express the obvious before proceeding forward.
Women can do it as well, but it will require more effort, better aim, and a higher level of danger.
- Please accept my apologies.
- So when nature calls late at night, simply unzip your bag, take your pee bottle, and insert your God-given urinating device into a wide mouth pee bottle and void.
- There is little loss of valuable heat, and there are no mosquito bites.
- When you’re sneaking about in your vehicle, van, or tiny camper at the local mall, you should also bring a pee container.
- Fill your bottle with water throughout the night and dispose of your “fluid” in the coffee shop restroom in the morning on your morning coffee run, if possible.
- This will conceal the real color of the fluid contained therein.
- Indulge yourself when canoeing because the weight and bulk are generally less of a consideration. Bug Season- Leaving your tent in the middle of the night during bug season, or anywhere north of 60 degrees Fahrenheit, can result in significant blood loss. In cold weather, your sole source of heat is your own body heat. As a result, leaving your sleeping bag for a late-night pee may result in your sleeping bag being cold when you return. Weight- ultra-light backpacking or thru-hiking is recommended for this trip. A pee bottle is a ridiculous concept
- Road Trips- With a bladder full of fluid and traffic on the eight-lane highway that is bumper to bumper, road trips are not recommended. Is there anything more I should say? When traveling by vehicle, camper, or small RV, you may not always have access to a restroom
- However, Walmart provides a convenient solution.
Duct tape should be used to identify your pee bottle first. You’ll be able to distinguish between your water and pee bottles when you’re fumbling around in your dark tent, thanks to this distinction. Your night might be ruined by a simple blunder. Second, if you’re sharing a tent with someone, try to position your sleeping bag zipper so that it’s not directly across from the other person. Also, make your tent partner aware that you have a pee container with you. There are two solid reasons for this: first, you don’t want your tent mate to wake up to the surprise of an exposed peeing device, and second, you don’t want your camping companion to inadvertently grab a full pee bottle for that late-night liquid refreshment while you’re sleeping.
yikes. The urine container, to be precise. If done correctly, it has the potential to be a fantastic idea.
Backpacking with a Pee Bottle
Some people find the idea of peeing in a bottle revolting and will not even contemplate it. Others believe it is a perfectly sensible and effective method of disposing of their pee in “more constrained conditions,” such as when camping. Are we for real this time? Yes, indeed, we are. Pee bottles have been around for a long time in the backpacking world, and they need to be discussed more. Despite the fact that they are not absolutely necessary, they do have their advantages in some situations and for certain persons.
Why Use a Pee Bottle, anyway?
1. You don’t have to get out of your sleeping bag. Getting into and out of your liner, sleeping bag, and tent isn’t a hassle anymore. Getting out of your mummy-like sleeping arrangement to use the bathroom at 3 a.m. may be a wakeup experience in and of itself. 2. Stay away from inclement weather. Getting into and out of your tent in inclement weather is not only unpleasant, but it may also be dangerous in severe weather conditions. It’s possible that you’ll have to bundle up with all you have in cold weather or cover up in the rain simply to use the public restrooms.
In extremely cold situations, a pee bottle can be used as a little hand or foot warmer.
If you’re one of those unfortunate people who needs to go to the bathroom numerous times during the night, this is the most convenient way to do it without waking up your spouse or yourself.
Pee Bottle Options
No one likes to carry around additional baggage. There are a number of lightweight DIY pee bottle choices available that will only add a few ounces to your pack weight. Make an effort to keep them inexpensive and disposable. You should keep in mind that you could already have some:) Bottles of water: Gatorade and Powerade bottles are excellent choices. You can also employ aNalgene or aHydrapak Stash to your advantage. They feature a large enough capacity to retain the waste you will release during the night, as well as a tight-fitting cover to eliminate the danger of a leak.
- Bags that can be sealed: A plastic bag with a tight-fitting zip or screw closure.
- These bags are lightweight, flexible, and easily transportable.
- * Women:It is true that using a bottle in your sleeping bag is a little more difficult for women than it is for males.
- Gravity, on the other hand, is often the more difficult obstacle to overcome here.
Consider them to be specialized funnels designed specifically for the female anatomy. These let women to stand and pee without the need to remove any (or very little) clothes, exactly like males do. They come in a variety of designs and are all reusable and machine washable.
A Few Last Tips
- Make sure the bottle’s mouth is, shall we say, sufficiently large. Keep in mind that you will be lying down in a sleeping bag, half-asleep, and very exhausted. Maintaining a secure mouth will aid in keeping things clean
- Maintain things hygienic. The business of containing and storing urine might be a filthy one. Replace your bottle or container on a regular basis if at all possible. either that or to carefully wash it as often as possible
- Make sure to label your bottle or store it in an easily accessible location in your tent, away from your drinking water. We don’t want anyone to be misled in any way. I’m not going to pretend it hasn’t occurred before
The Best Pee Bottle is not a Bottle
Hiking in the Winter on January 3, 2014 Peeing outside your tent door on a crowded campsite, especially in mixed company, is a difficult proposition, to say the least. You may find yourself unable to leave your tent in order to relieve yourself. When it’s raining or snowing outside, or when it’s freezing cold and windy, or when you’re in a crowded tent site where you can’t just pee out the front door at night, you don’t want to go for a long walk to the bathrooms, especially if you have to do it several times in one night, you should consider using a portable toilet.
- My winter pack is already overstuffed, and there’s just no place to fit a stiff bottle in there.
- These thick gusseted Ziploc bags weigh just 10 grams (in the medium size, which holds 3.5 cups) or 13 grams (in the large size, which holds 6 cups), yet they stand up on their own and remain firmly closed even if they are tipped over, eliminating nasty mishaps within your shelter.
- Packit Gourmet Cook-in-Bags are only $0.60 each if purchased separately – which is less expensive than most bottles – and you can receive them for free if you purchase one of the company’s excellent Cook-in-Bag meals.
- Please note that while Philip Werner purchased his final Packit Gourmet Cook-in-Bag with his own money, Packit Gourmet provided him with sponsorship money for his participation in the 2010 TGO Challenge.
Feminine mid-night calls of nature
Please provide suggestions to a FEMALE on how to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night without having to get out of her camping tent. The Coolwhip container with lid that I’m now using is lightweight yet hefty when it comes to packing. Do you have any better suggestions? Thanks. Alternatively, if you are unable to make the cool whip container work, how about a strong duty ziploc style bag? I merely grit my teeth and drag myself out into the darkness, but I’m not willing to jeopardize the integrity of my down bag for the sake of it!
- [email protected] The location is PNWI.
- much like a male, but a little more tidier (they can be found in a variety of locations, but here is a link to REI:).
- I can install a longer tube for peeing while kayaking, or whatever else you need.
- Inquire with my husband!;-) This is something that my wife has recently added to her wish list.
- However, results may vary.
- At 11:38 p.m.
One of my female pals pees in our floorless shelter, which is a first for me.
Are you sure you’re serious?
It may seem strange, but I look forward to getting up in the middle of the night.
Jack [email protected] resides in Sacramento, California.
With the exception of the absurdly high price for a piece of molded plastic, she believes it to be the greatest innovation since goose down.
Her trekking experience has been much enhanced as a result of the freshette she has brought with her.
on November 23, 2009, 1547415 Retropump Member Lynn [email protected] The location is known as the Antipodes of La Coruna.
That’s when I realized it was all just unnecessary weight for something I could accomplish outside without having to carry around an extra bag.
I’m not joking!
I wake up to the sound of a lot of cussing from one tent over.
The bottle had spilled over, spilling urine all over the floor and soaking her bag.
cuss-a-thon going on around me.
If you don’t have a pee bottle or a gadget, you’ll have to carry an iPod to cover for your hiking partner’s oversight.
Hikinggranny [email protected] Mary DBPL The location is the Columbia River Gorge’s gateway.
At my age, I have to get out of bed multiple times every night to use the restroom.
I decided to give the Freshette a go.
Made from a wishbone salad dressing bottle, I constructed my own urinary apparatus.
I peed into my cookpot, which I had handy.
Simply wash your pot first thing in the morning.
It was necessary for me to align certain skin creases appropriately in order to utilize the gadget.
I have a Freshette, and I’ve had success with it.
Until now, I hadn’t considered rinsing/flushing it directly into the container—Duh!
However, how do you make a ziploc bag “stand up” and not collapse at a vital point is something that has been addressed.
Is it really leak proof?
Does this mean that it gets washed off in the morning and then reused?
Now you can leave the small Brillo pad at home, which is a nice change.
Because I got rid of the tent, I eliminated the need to go out of the tent.
I go the distance, complete the duty, and return — I considered the pee bottle option, but discovered that not having to hoist myself off the ground and out a zipper door between guy lines made the chore less awful.
It might be used as a tp.
You know the feeling you get when you open your eyes and the sky above you is both black and brilliant?
Alternatively, around 4 a.m.
Alternatively, in the winter when it is softly snowing.
There are no sounds other than the snow crystals near your ears.
I was amazed by the spectacular show of the northern lights that spanned the entire sky, even as far south as I could see.
I’ve discovered that simply exiting the tent is substantially less hassle.
So far, there have been no leaks!
In the morning, simply invert the bag and throw out the frozen pee that has accumulated.
However, it appears that if you have a somewhat well-balanced squat, you’ll have both hands free to position and keep the baggie in place while doing the maneuver.
The concept of a freshette makes a lot of sense.
For example, you might have the strongest squatting muscles in the world, but having “aim” is something a woman typically lacks, especially when she has a full bladder.
While it is possible to hold the bag directly up (which is what I believe you are suggesting), it would be difficult to do so if one’s pants are about the ankles or even if one is wearing underwear.
on November 24, 2009, 1547774 Retropump Member Lynn [email protected] The location is known as the Antipodes of La Coruna.
On November 24, 2009, at 12:15 p.m.
that’s why I referred to it as gymnastics!
As a man, it’s not the most convenient operation to go through.
Because I believe it COULD work for me, I came up with the ziploc concept as a result of my brainstorming session. However, I’m one of those people that doesn’t mind waking up and walking outside to take care of business. I also enjoy the opportunity to gaze at the night sky.
The Best Pee Bottle for the Backcountry
The incident in the firstBetween The Peaksfilm where I pissed a complete bottle of water in the tent at 16,000 feet on Mount Aconcagua was one of the most questioned and occasionally ridiculed parts in the feature. I was watching with my back to the camera, so there was nothing offensive about it, but I get that in a 60-minute film, dedicating a minute and a half to peeing is an intriguing decision. I don’t have any regrets about it. I was fully hydrated, and that was a pretty candid view at our mountaineering lifestyle in a tent on the mountainside.
- A Nalgene 16oz Widemouth bottle was used in the film, and each of us had one of these bottles as well.
- All three of us were dangerously close to a near-fatal accident!
- That’s always a good option for a one- or two-day excursion since you can pack in the electrolytes and drink when you’re thirsty, and the 20oz bottle will usually enough overnight.
- Furthermore, they are far too inflexible to be considered “nicely packable.” Following all of my wilderness trials and errors, I finally discovered the ideal pee container for the backcountry.
The Nalgene Wide Mouth Canteen 48oz
This device was designed to be used as a pee bottle from the beginning. You can squeeze 3-4 decent pees in this before it’s completely filled (this has been proven successfully). If you do this, you will have plenty of time to cool your tent before you have to fight the weather, which was really crucial for me at 14,200ft camp on Denali when we had 35-40 inches of fresh snow overnight and into the early afternoon one day. After it has been emptied, the canteen is light, collapsible, flexible, and easy to pack.
And here’s a special extra for you.
Warning: I will not be held responsible for a broken bottle that is found in the bag.
I, on the other hand, do it and have never had a problem.
And the runner up…
Another bottle that has been recommended to me but that I have not tried myself is worth mentioning. Introducing the Hydrapak Stash 1 Liter Flexible Water Bottle. On our recent journey to Denali, Ryan made use of the Hydropak Stash flexible liter container. It was a last-minute buy at the Anchorage REI after he failed to remember to bring a pee bottle with him on the climb, which occurs far too often. Ryan tried out the Hydropak and didn’t have any problems with it, other than the fact that he had to empty it more frequently than he did with the 48oz Nalgene Canteen.
These are some really nice packable bottles that you can actually use to drink water from when hiking and climbing as well as other outdoor activities. Just make sure you don’t mix them up!
What about the ladies?
The story is recounted from a male point of view, and certainly, it is a little simpler for men to enter the tent than it would be for a female. In talking with a few female hikers, it turns out that the Nalgene Canteen is a popular destination for both men and women. I haven’t heard back from any females who have used the Hydropak, but I would assume it would be just as effective. When using the cantene, the FUD (female urination device) such as theSheWee or theWhiz Freedom is the preferable solution for females who want to keep their tent clean while camping.
Personally, I like the Nalgene Wide Mouth Canteen and urge you to as well.
Very important last tip.
It is important to label your bottle! To guarantee that you never have a mixup and that nobody, including yourself, unintentionally starts mixing Scratch hydration powder with melting snow in a well-used pee bottle, write your name on your canteen or any other container you may be using with a bold permanent marker. Ryan’s brother made the mistake of using his as the bottle he carried to the gym before recognizing his error, and he was, to put it mildly, dissatisfied with himself. Make a mark on your pee bottle.
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Best Options for Going to the Bathroom When Camping
Roofnest Team’s InCamping experience Checking out of civilisation and spending a few days in nature is our favorite way to recharge and refocus. However, when we’re out camping, hiking, climbing, or backcountry skiing, there are a few features of contemporary life that we tend to forget about or overlook. And, of all the creature pleasures we forego when we go exploring, the toilet is the first (and second) on the list of things we have to give up. Face it, going to the toilet when out in the wilderness isn’t usually the most pleasant experience.
And, while men may have it easier when it comes to doing number one, having to go number two while you’re camping with pals may put a smirk on the face of anyone, regardless of their gender.
There are methods to make going to the bathroom in the great outdoors pretty clean, simple, and, dare we say, even comfortable by following a few simple guidelines.
Peeing in Nature: A Woman’s Guide
When it comes to peeing outside, women have two broad options: You may either do a traditional squat or utilize a functional training device (FUD) (female urination device). A funnel is what a female urination device is at its core. Pee is poured into the large opening, and a tube runs below to allow you to route your urine elsewhere. There will be no squatting. You may even utilize them in the middle of a climb if the situation calls for it. For example, when you’re high up on a rock face or locked inside your tent during a snowstorm, FUDs may be really beneficial to you.
You may do business from the vantage point of your vehicle, eliminating the need to descend to the ground during the night. Whatever method you use to relieve yourself, here are some pointers to keep in mind for each.
Tips for Peeing without an FUD
- Dress in clothes that are mid-thigh length or lower – this will assist to prevent any splashback. Lie down in a squat position so that your pee will flow downhill rather than back onto your own feet. Prefer to stand with your feet wide apart
- In the event that squatting becomes difficult or painful, locate a tree to lean your back on while squatting for additional support. Look for a location that will absorb fluids fast in order to reduce the likelihood of undesired splashing (all splashing is unwanted, by the way). Pine needles are extremely effective in absorbing moisture. Wipe! UTIs can develop as a result of residual moisture. Even if you’re only going to be gone for a day, you may bring your own toilet paper and use it
- However, keep in mind that you’ll have to pack it with you. A pee rag, sometimes known as a “pee-kerchief,” is a superior alternative to toilet paper while traveling for extended periods of time outdoors. A piece of cloth is essentially what this is, and it is used in place of toilet paper. Kula Cloth is a fantastic anti-bacterial pee cloth to have on hand. Make a hanger for it on the exterior of your bag so that it can dry fast, and wash it as often as feasible
- Instead of toilet paper or a cloth, you can use leaves (only be sure you are aware of the dangers of poison ivy and poison oak), clean water from a spray bottle, or snow if there is some available
- Sanitize. To avoid transmitting germs to your fellow travelers, always carry a little bottle of hand sanitizer with you and use it after going to the restroom.
Tips for Peeing with an FUD
Some pointers on how to best take use of the marvels of a FUD are as follows:
- Take advantage of a high-quality FUD that truly works! A number of top rated FUDs such as the Freshette, Pstyle, SheWee, and Pibella have received positive reviews. They make a firm seal and pack lightly
- Nevertheless, the Freshette has had the most negative reviews. Before you get on the road, rehearse with your FUD in the shower before you leave home. Each product can be a little different, so you’ll want to be certain that you’ll be able to do it right the first time and avoid making a mess out in the wilderness. The broad end of the funnel should be pressed against your body so that it produces a full seal. Make sure you point the tube away from you and downhill. Between usage, wrap your FUD in an old scrap of fabric to keep it safe. At the end of each day, rinse it well with water. When at all feasible, wash it with soap and water.
Finally, if you find yourself camping in the middle of a really cold snowstorm or a torrential rain, you can always pee into a bottle! Make use of a large wide-mouth Nalgene with a clearly labeled cap to avoid any unpleasant mis-sipping mishaps. Having the ability to collapse it is a plus since it allows you to pack it in and out more easily when it is not in use. Whatever route you use, make sure to choose a location that is at least 200 feet away from water sources to prevent polluting the water supply.
How to Go Number Two in the Outdoors
There are three options for dealing with excrement when you’re outside:
- In cold weather or on tight routes, bury it in a “cat hole” (which is not always a possibility)
- Alternatively, take a portable camping toilet with you (which is ideal for roof top tents, vehicle campers, and drive-up camp sites)
- Or bring it with you when you travel.
The Cat Hole Method
To eliminate smells and germs from your campground while also maintaining a clean atmosphere and keeping curious wildlife away from your campsite, this approach is advised. As a result of this method, you should avoid waiting until an emergency arises since you will have to dig a hole, which will take at least a couple of minutes.
- Ideally, you should choose a location that is 200 feet away from water sources (you don’t want to introduce toxins into the environment) and 200 feet away from camp (you don’t want to bring contaminants into your friends’ shoes or nostrils). The ideal location has soft soil and is at the base of a tree that may be used as a support for your structure. Make a hole that is at least 6″ deep and broad enough to accommodate the target. This section will necessitate the use of a lightweight camping trowel (also known as a little shovel) while traveling. For example, if your hole is next to a tree, face the trunk and wrap your arms around it before leaning back so that your bottom is over the hole. If there isn’t a tree nearby, use a wide-legged posture instead. In the event that you’re anticipating splash back (what did you eat last night? ), you may wish to remove your pants totally. Awkward? Yes. Is it preferable than the alternative? Definitely
- Use either leaves or all-natural toilet paper to clean up after yourself. Fill up the hole with your wiping medium, and then cover your tracks with more soil to conceal your traces. Use of baby wipes is permissible, but you’ll have to bring them along with you, in which case you’ll want to have a Ziplock bag ready to store your used wipes
- Hand sanitizer should be used to thoroughly clean your hands.
The Pack Out Method
It’s possible that the pack out approach is your only choice if you’re in a well-established camping area or on privately owned land. The wonderful thing about this strategy is that it can be carried out anywhere at any time. A disadvantage is that you have to pack out your feces after you use the restroom. The procedure itself is rather straightforward:
- Take care of your business as you normally would, and then clean up after yourself like you would after your dog after a walk. A plastic bag may be used as a glove, and then a large sealable Ziplock bag can be used as a trash bag. It’s also possible to purchase bags developed specifically for this purpose, which include an absorbent gel to help trap your droppings. Here’s a kit that’s ready to go and includes everything you need »
- It is essential that you pack your faeces together with your toilet paper and the plastic bag you will use to collect it all. To store bags, you may either hang them from your backpack or wrap them in a plastic bag and hide them inside another pouch in your pack, which you can then throw away when you return to civilisation. Always remember to sanitize once you’ve finished
The Portable Toilet
There are many other types of portable toilets available on the market, but the most basic is a 5 gallon bucket with a plastic toilet seat that clips into the top. The package includes bags that lock into place and a small amount of odor-killing powder to keep the whole procedure as orderly as possible. They even create toilets that really flush the waste! However, if you are camping in a Roofnest, one of these may be readily stored in your car. If you are not camping, one of these can be conveniently stowed in your car.
More Camping Tips
All right, the nasty task has been completed! However, there are other additional difficulties that must be overcome when camping, such as food preparation, remaining warm and dry, avoiding bugs, and getting clean. Here at Roofnest, we’ve compiled a list of the best tips and tricks for roughing it in style. Check out our guide on 10 ingenious camping hacks here.
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In preparation for your first lengthy backpacking trip, you may be concerned about what to do if you wake up in the middle of the night with a sudden urge to relieve yourself of your bladder. It’s possible that you don’t want to stomp around in the dark looking for a suitable urinal site, or that you’re trapped in your tent due to inclement weather. Alternatively, you may be concerned about your ability to squat when out and about. When you’re hiking, your knees feel good, but when you’re bending at 90 degrees or more, they don’t.
The Art of Peeing in a Container
Whether you believe it or not, peeing in a bottle is always the best answer, no matter what the scenario is. With a little effort, most of us can get enough control over our urine stream to be able to urinate into a wide-mouth water bottle if we can get the container near enough to us. Other options include the use of recyclable plastic food containers and zip-close plastic bags, among others. You may even purchase specialized plastic bags that will transform your pee into an odorless, biodegradable gel that you can dispose of.
- If you don’t like the notion of using a disposable device (even if the Stand Up is biodegradable), you can experiment with any number of reusable devices, such as thesea.
- Practice at home to acquire a sense of what you’re most comfortable with before going out.
- Of course, if you’re out in the wilderness, you might have to take your trousers off to go to the bathroom.
- However, if you ever find yourself in the unfortunate situation of sharing a tent with someone to whom you do not like to expose your bare bottom, you should investigate the wonderful world of urine directors or the “coat around the waist” pee technique.
It also works in a tent, as long as there is enough space to bend your back and squat comfortably.
After You Go
Following that, you may either rinse with a little water or wipe off with whatever you’ve selected as your pee towel to finish the job. And keep in mind that wiping from front to back is even more critical when you’re in the wilderness, where you’re likely to be distant from medical assistance if you have an incipient urinary tract infection (UTI). In addition, at least one urine director, the Lady J, is available with an optional jug for storing pee. If possible, we like to make existing products multi-task, but if you’re concerned about peeing in a tent, having this purpose-built interface makes it simple to catch pee every time.
Thank you for informing us about this!
How to Pee Like a Guy While Camping Without a Bathroom
When you use this female urination system when camping or trekking, you will be able to pee like a man. The most of the time, Eric writes the postings on my site, but today I have something special for all of us ladies. For those who do not want to go camping because they do not want to deal with outhouses or walking to the restroom in the middle of the night, this is an excellent alternative.
How do I pee while camping without a bathroom?
Let’s all agree that males have it pretty good when it comes to urinating, shall we? It saves them the trouble of dealing with filthy toilet seats, and they can just pee on a tree while out in the middle of the woods if need be. “The world is my toilet!” comments Eric on a regular basis. To purchase the shirt, simply click on the image. In fact, he has been known to spray down a tree or two when we are out camping or hiking, so be careful where you let him pee. Some would consider this to be nasty or uncivilized, but those individuals are most likely not engaged in an active outdoor lifestyle.
I really want to be able to stand up and pee like a man!
I discovered an incredible tool that allows me to pee anywhere I want, whenever I want, and as a result, I am no longer envious of guys while we are camping and don’t have access to a restroom facility. It is a female urination gadget, as the name implies. It is a molded silicone funnel that inserts against the vaginal wall to simulate a penis, allowing you to pee like a male without having to go to the bathroom. Get your mind out of the gutter, since it is not a sexually transmitted disease.
- There is a fantastic one on the market called Go Girl, which is constructed of a somewhat thicker silicone than the others.
- I decided to acquire this low-cost four-pack of urinary funnels to experiment with.
- a girl and a urinal My lady urinals are kept in a number of different locations.
- This product was brought to my attention by a camping companion who enjoys geocaching.
She was dubious, so I purchased her a copy for her to read. During a recent treasure search in which they were deep in the woods, she was delighted to report that it had prevented her from wetting her pants. I’m quite aware that you have questions. I, on the other hand, have solutions.
How do you pee like a guy standing up?
What is the procedure? To position the funnel against your vagina, you must first lower your pants and underwear enough in the front to allow you to do so. There is no need to open and close your drawer completely! Is it effective in the long run? Yes, and it is quite simple to use. What can I do to refrain from peeing on my own arse? Simply stretch your feet apart and keep them in position, and you will remain dry. Is it safe to use in an outhouse? Yes! I really prefer to stand in the porta potty while it is in use rather than sit on the uncomfortable porta potty seat.
The fact that I can use it in both ways is not a problem.
How to Pee at Night without Leaving the Tent
Is it possible to use this inside a tent? Yes! It may be used to pee into a container. I keep mine in a 32-ounce food storage jar. Whenever I have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, I just use the yogurt cup right there in the trailer or tent and pee into it, then replace the cover on the cup. I’ve also made use of a soda bottle. The next morning, I will empty the container and thoroughly rinse it, as well as the funnel. How do you clean it up after you’ve used it? That is a little more difficult.
- While out on the trail, I simply place the funnel and used tissue into a zipped sandwich bag after each use to protect them from the elements.
- If you leave it in a closed container or baggie for an extended period of time, it will begin to smell.
- Is it a humiliating experience to use?
- We all have to go, so why not make the most of it?
- When there are other people present, I have no problem with using it.
- It is not required to expose oneself in order to make use of this product.
- In the event that you have any further queries concerning this female urinary gadget, please let me know.
- There’s no longer any need to be afraid of going camping without a restroom!
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12k times it has been asked and seen So, here’s how things stand right now. You’re on an outdoor excursion during the winter. It’s freezing outside, and after a hard day at the office, all you want to do is get into your warm sleeping bag and not come out until the next morning. Unfortunately, you have to get up and out of your tent again quickly after reaching the comfort of your tent because you have the desire to urinate. The obvious remedy of peeing shortly before bed does not appear to be effective, since the act of warming up in the sleeping bag appears to induce a second round of peeing to take place.
Do you have any suggestions? asked 1st of May, 2013 at 21:49 LagerbaerLagerbaer2,4701 gold badges18 silver badges23 bronze badges LagerbaerLagerbaer2,4701 gold badges 8There are three things.
- Before you go to sleep, take a bowel movement. People neglect to keep themselves warm and well-rested, which may seem apparent to some. You might wake up in the middle of the night needing to pee, or you can wake up in the middle of the night needing to pee but not being able to go back asleep. The more soundly you sleep, the more probable it is that you will be able to sleep through the occasional urge to urinate
- Avoid drinking a lot of liquid in the evening. If you drink a litre of anything simply because it tastes good, you know where that litre will end up:-)
- Don’t starve yourself, but don’t overindulge yourself either:-)
A pee jar, in my opinion, is a bad concept, especially when it comes to children. It would only result in urine being splattered all over the tent in one way or another. Not wanting to wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom is a terrific motivation, and if you don’t get up in the middle of the night at home, you shouldn’t have to get up in the middle of the night when camping. answered At 12:22 a.m. on May 2, 2013, Kate Gregory is a young woman who lives in the United Kingdom.
According to my reply, some folks keep a jar in their tent to use as a peeing jar.
When our children were little and we went camping as a family, my wife did this so that she and the children would not have to leave the tent, regardless of whether it was warm or freezing outside.
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- In addition to what has previously been stated, pee and avoid drinking before bed
- If you need to, have a bowel movement in the evening as well. Urination can be triggered by the full rectum pushing on the bladder. Avoid eating a lot of fruits, beans, and other foods that might create gas, which can also cause urination, for the same reason. Avoid consuming excessive amounts of salt. After many hours, sodium helps to maintain water in your body
- But, during the night, your kidneys will eliminate both the extra sodium and the water, which will most likely cause you to wake up and urinate
- In a sleeping bag, you can keep yourself warm. Low temperatures cause the excretion of urine, which is referred to as “cold diuresis.” Keeping my feet warm is quite important, at least for me. Before you go asleep, try to feel at peace with yourself since anxiety might cause you to urinate more frequently.
There are several other reasons of frequent urination and nocturia (urination at night) solved the question of frequent urination At 16:49 on September 10th, 2014, JanJan1,30911 badges in silver11 badges in bronze3 All middle-aged and older guys who prefer not to get up in the middle of the night should consider utilizing a pee jar, in my opinion. I do this all the time at home, and it takes me only a few minutes to get out of bed to do it. A wide-mouth salsa jar is ideal since it has a tight-fitting cover that prevents any unwanted ingredients from escaping.
- I was getting yellow urine deposits in the jar, which I would clean out with a Brillo pad every now and again, but I recently started placing a little dab of hand soap in the jar with a small amount of water and shaking this up on the way back to the bedroom, and it has worked well.
- I was also planning to experiment with a tiny quantity of vinegar as a deposit preventer, but the soap seems to be effective.
- One advantage of using a jar is that it causes less disruption to my sleep and is far less likely to wake up my wife, even if she is in another room with the jar.
- Female Urination Device is a fantastic option, and I work for this company: GottaTinkle!
- does not come into touch with pee or private parts.
- You may either pour it out immediately away or zip up the baggie and throw it away at a later date.
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on September 10, 2014 What you’re experiencing is known as cold diuresis, and it’s a phenomena that occurs for a variety of causes that aren’t completely understood.
When this occurs, your blood pressure will rise as a result of the same volume of blood moving through a smaller amount of available space in your body.
As Rick Curtis, head of Princeton University’s Outdoor Action Program, explains, “a full bladder is a source of further heat loss, therefore urinating will assist save heat.” answered May 7th, 2017 at 5:06 p.m.
I make sure to drink only as much as I need to during the day, but I avoid drinking excessively in the evening.
I’ll have something to pee in at night or during storms, such as a Gatorade bottle or something similar. Here’s a conversation among travelers with plenty of experience. answered 7th of March, 2016 at 1:08 p.m.
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Using Toilet Paper on the Trail is an OptionUse toilet paper: Squatting in the woods is simple — simply find a suitable location, lower your underwear, squat down, and take care of your business. Drip Drying or Using Leaves: Some ladies choose not to use TP and instead decide to drip dry, although this method only lasts a limited period of time.
Can a woman pee in a bottle?
With a little effort, most of us can get enough control over our urine stream to be able to urinate into a wide-mouth water bottle if we can get the container near enough to us.
How do you poop when Boondocking?
At least when it comes to dealing with2, the three most common ways for going to the bathroom when wild camping or boondocking are: digging a cathole, using a wag bag, and bringing along a portable toilet.
Do guys pee when they get turned on?
When a guy has an erection, the sphincter at the base of his bladder contracts, preventing pee from passing into his urethra and passing into his bladder. This means that the vast majority of guys are unable to urinate during intercourse.
What is a Pee rag?
An alternative to using a toilet paper roll is to use a pee cloth, which may be used again and again after you pee. It is not intended for feces! Pee towel that can be reused.
Is it OK to pee while hiking?
Use a Pee-Kerchief to wipe your brows. Water sources, pathways, and campsites should all be at least 200 feet away from where you’re peeing in order to avoid negatively damaging the natural environment or transmitting sickness to other outdoor travelers. If you’re on a slope, urinate with your back to the slope so that the urine flows away from you rather than back down onto your feet.
How do females wipe themselves?
If you are suffering from vulva When possible, reach around your body, behind your back, and through your legs, unless you have physical constraints that prohibit you from doing so (more on this later). When you are in this posture, you may wipe your anus from front to back, which helps to ensure that excrement is always going away from your urethra.
Is it okay to pee in the woods?
“There hasn’t been anything revolutionary changed in the way you pee in the woods,” Bond explained. A decent rule of thumb is to urinate at least 200 feet away from a water source; but, if you’re rafting or kayaking, it’s a good idea to pee in the water to avoid becoming sick. Because urine is primarily composed of water, it will dilute in huge bodies of water.
Why does it feel so good when I pee?
Geraghty said that when there is a quick release of pressure from the bladder on the shaft of the clitoris, the nerves in the bladder might fire. “It is the firing of these neurons that provides these ladies the tingling orgasmic sensation.” 16th of October, 2019
Do you need to wipe baby after pee?
When it comes to pee diapers, you don’t need wipes. It is not necessary to wipe baby down after a pee, according to Jana, because urine seldom irritates the skin, and because today’s diapers are so absorbent, the skin comes into touch with urine on a very infrequent basis.
Can I pee on the side of the road?
When it comes to pee diapers, you don’t need to use wipes at all.
It is not necessary to wipe baby down after a pee, according to Jana, because urine seldom irritates the skin, and because today’s diapers are so absorbent, the skin comes into touch with urine on a very infrequent basis anyhow.
Can you poop in a camping toilet?
Yes. However, keep in mind that it has a rince rather than a flush. First, line it with a piece of toilet paper. Simply leave the opening unobstructed.
Is it illegal to pee in your backyard?
Question: Is it unlawful to urinate in your own yard? Originally Answered: Providing you are not in plain view of the public, you should be alright, albeit you may find yourself in violation of sanitation regulations. The likelihood of this occurring is low unless you make it a practice and a neighbor phones in to complain about the stench of your home.
Is it illegal to pee in my car?
Is it legal to pee in your car? That was the question that was first answered. It is not against the law to urinate in a car that you own. It is not against the law to urinate in a car that you own.
Why does peeing outside feel good?
Despite the fact that men have it simpler when it comes to going outdoors to urinate, it turns out that squatting has its own set of health advantages! Not only does this make peeing more pleasant, but it also helps to strengthen your bladder over time by putting less tension on the affected region.
How should a girl wipe after peeing?
After using the restroom, always wipe from the front to the back of your hands. It is not advisable to grasp for something from behind since germs from the rectum might be transmitted to the hand and tissue.
Is it bad for a girl to pee standing up?
In addition, she explains that “standing is not a natural posture for women to be in when they are emptying their bladder in.” She adds that while research on the optimal posture for women to pee has been limited, as has been the case in many other areas of women’s health, the general view has been that “squatting is the best position for the pelvic floor,” as she puts it.
Why do guys pee after they come?
Urinating after sex helps to clear the urethra of germs that might be dangerous. According to Dweck, the most significant advantage of urinating after sexual encounters is that it reduces the likelihood of developing a urinary tract infection in the future.
Is it healthy to pee in the shower?
Takeaway. If you’re the only one who uses your shower, you can probably feel comfortable peeing in it as well. As an added precaution, if you do pee in the shower, make sure to clean it periodically.
How do you pee while hiking?
Peeing on the trail is a basic process: simply move away from water sources, the route, and campsites and locate a quiet area to relieve oneself in peace. Poop has a significant impact on animals, plants, and soil, but urine has less impact. If at all possible, avoid peeing on plants and instead urinate on rocks or gravel.
Can you pee on the freeway?
In California, while there are no state regulations that directly ban public urination, California Penal Code Section 640 specifies that doing so in a public transit vehicle is forbidden unless it is the “effect of a handicap, the passage of time, or a medical condition.” The act of urinating in public may be deemed a crime under California Penal Code Section 647.
Why do guys not wipe after they pee?
Urologists feel that sitting down allows men to more effectively use their abdominal and pelvic floor muscles to push out urine, making extra surprise pee less of a problem whether they shake or dab.
14 Ways to Pee Outdoors for Women (yes, I’ve tried them all)
I recently came from an incredible bikepacking trip in a remote section of Patagonia, which I highly recommend. I rode my bike with days’ worth of food in my panniers, tented alone under brilliant starry sky, and saw very few other people. There weren’t many public facilities out in the woods, which wasn’t a problem for me until I got used to having a daily routine in the great outdoors. But when I eventually made it to the town and slept the night in a hostel, it appeared that things had gone a little strange.
- It would have been so much easier to simply pee behind a tree or wherever I was.
- However, this experience prompted me to compile a list of all the methods I’ve ever used to pee outside when there isn’t a bathroom in sight for miles or days at a time.
- Is this the face of a lady who is terrified to pee in the open or inside?
- Ladies, we have earned the right to enjoy the great outdoors while properly hydrated and with an empty bladder!
There will be no more keeping it in, no more dehydrating ourselves on purpose. Our ability to completely appreciate being wild in the big outdoors will be enhanced the sooner we become comfortable with taking care of our universal body processes without feeling ashamed or disgusted.
Before we go into how to become clean, which is probably what you’re actually interested in, let’s speak about where you should be in the process.
This is how most of us learnt to pee in the woods for the first time. Do anything you want while pulling your trousers down and your feet hip width apart or wider. Squat all the way down (hips below knees) and go for it. When you have weary legs, rigid hips, or wear particular styles of jeans, it might be difficult. If you’re having difficulties balancing in a deep squat, try orienting yourself with your toes pointing slightly downward; your hips and calves won’t have to be as flexible this way.
The urine will also stream downwards and away from your feet as a result of this.
- Reduce the amount of splashing that occurs on your feet and legs by getting lower and moving your hips further back. If you want even less splash, dig a tiny hole or position yourself between rocks or logs. If it’s windy, find out which direction it’s blowing and make sure you’re not angled sideways to it (I’ve been there)
- If it’s raining, make sure you’re not inclined sideways to it (I’ve been there)
- Don’t dribble the ball. Commit! If you release the water quickly, it is more probable that the stream will flow straight (rather than dribbling in areas we don’t want it to).
Why should the dread of peeing outside keep you from taking pleasure in vistas like THIS?
Another way to improve on the original variant is to find a rock or tree trunk on which to rest your back, or a tree on which to grasp onto in front of you. This relieves some of the pressure off tired legs or creaky knees, and it does not need as much flexibility as other exercises. Additionally, there is less risk of falling over. Likewise suitable for going2, but that’s a topic for another time entirely (or just grab yourself a copy ofthis classic and informative guidebook).
Another option for individuals who are unable to feel comfortable in a full squat is to squat just halfway down, pulling your hips as far back as they will go while bending your body to the side. This will allow you to get the most out of your squat. If you don’t go down low enough or don’t drive your hips back far enough, this move can be splashy. If it’s very windy, all bets are off.
No Squat / Trail Runner Style
The quickest and dirtiest choice, to put it mildly. On the trail and in ultramarathons, trail and ultrarunners aren’t exactly recognized for maintaining a high level of hygiene and class. Sometimes the fact that we didn’t puke on our shoes (or anyone else’s) counts as a win. Running or trekking in short(ish) stretchy running shorts? Simply pull the crotch apart, spread your legs a little, and you’re good to go. During a trail race, it is perfectly OK to do this just a few steps off the route as other runners pass by (it is courteous to face away from the trail).
Trips lasting more than a day are not suggested.
Traveler Sarong Style
While traveling in West Africa, I learnt this from the indigenous ladies. It was a great experience. We utilized it for fast potty breaks on the side of the road in congested locations. Hikers don’t typically carry the large piece of cloth necessary for backpacking and don’t travel in such congested areas, therefore it isn’t very handy for backpacking trips. However, if you embark on any off-the-beaten-path trip, you may come to thank me later. Face away from the place where the most people are congregating.
As you kneel down with the towel covering your behind, pull your jeans closer to your body and lower your pants even more to the ground.
It goes without saying that doing this in the open is most effective in places where it is culturally accepted and common (certainly not in the United States), because people will still be aware that you are peeing.
Lady Fly Style
A women-led startup, Sarong Coverup, offers a far more practical twist on the sarong coverup concept. Zip Hers creates shorts and pants that have a full-length front-to-back zip fly. Founded in 2009, Zip Hers is based in New York City. When you stop and think about it, it makes a lot of sense. Men are allowed to use a fly. why shouldn’t women? Although it is a novel concept, once I gave it some attention, I realized that it was rather intuitive, and I pondered why it isn’t more widely used.
Comfortable, convenient, and well-designed, they are a great choice.
You’ll still want to locate a discreet location to conduct your business, but these devices can help alleviate the fear of being discovered at an inconvenient time.
Honestly, I would have highlighted them anyway if I had discovered them sooner.
Guy Style (Female Urination Device / Pee Funnel)
This is a bendable funnel that allows you to pee like a male, if that’s what you want. I purchased a GoGirla a few years ago and thought it was well-designed; but, I seldom find myself in need of it on outdoor expeditions, and as a result, it has failed to establish a permanent home in my bag of tricks. Some ladies, on the other hand, swear by them. See this pee funnel review for some important pointers on how to use it properly (it is absolutely possible to use it incorrectly, which might result in unfavorable outcomes).
The only time I make use of my GoGirl these days is when I’m driving.
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On the wall, safety is the number one priority, but using a climbing harness makes things a little more complicated. This video provides a great description of the process of peeing while climbing a rock face. It’s pretty much exactly what you’re imagining in your head. An other method she suggests is the use of an urine funnel. A Zip Hersfly would be another excellent choice, in my opinion (pun intended). This isn’t the ideal location for a pee break, but if it’s inevitable, a funnel would make the process more convenient.
We’ve discussed squat variations, now let’s get down to business with the specifics of how to clean up after yourself.
Toilet Paper: Pack it out!
Many first-time female travellers use toilet paper to wipe their bottoms after peeing. That’s exactly what I did when I initially started. However, if you spend enough time outside, you may become bored of using toilet paper, especially because it is inconvenient to transport a large bag of used toilet paper on multi-day vacations. If you do decide to use TP – which is entirely OK – I implore you to PLEASE PACK IT UP. No one wants to see your used toilet paper on their hands and knees. Despite the fact that I don’t know you, I’m going to bet that you don’t want to contribute to converting some of our planet’s most beautiful spots into the equivalent of a shady public lavatory.
Even buried toilet paper takes an inordinate amount of time to decompose, and animals are capable of digging it up. Simply place it in a plastic bag and toss it away. Please? Thank you very much.
Air / Drip Dry Method
It’s exactly what it sounds like. Then you just shake the container a little more and wait for the drips to cease. If you don’t feel completely clean after using this approach, use one of the others listed below to round out your cleansing regimen. If you want to utilize this strategy on a multi-day vacation, I recommend that you clean completely each night, either with baby wipes or water, and that you rinse your underwear each night. Spend money on some breathable, stink-proof merino wool underwear for the love of all that is clean and wonderful.
Yes, they are more costly than conventional baby wipes, and yes, they are targeted specifically to men, but they are quite effective.
Natural Materials Method
While trekking and trail running, I’ve found this strategy to be really useful. The wild outdoors is essentially a never-ending supply of natural toilet paper. Smooth leaves, fuzzy leaves, boulders, and wood, particularly dry and porous wood, are listed in descending order of efficacy (from least to most effective). Poison oak, cactus (be familiar with your local flora! ), splinters are all potential risks (just kidding, but be gentle). NOT THIS, THIS IS A CHOLLLA CACTUS! It’s a little too spicy.
For the record, several of these techniques can leave things less than perfectly clean down in the pit. Even with our best efforts, it may be difficult to maintain clean – both ourselves and our underwear – when camping each night, especially in a location where there are few water sources available. When I went on short excursions, I used to pack a stack of those small pantyliners that you can wear on light days during your period to keep me comfortable. I would put on one every day, remove it at night after wiping it off with water or a baby wipe, then throw the used ones away in a trash bag once they were finished.
Pee Rag Method
This trail is popular with long-distance thru hikers because of its length. Considering that we are often compulsively focused on keeping our backpacks light and that we sometimes trek for days without seeing a trash can, carrying large quantities of used toilet paper is not an option. Simply clean the area with a bandanna and then secure it to the exterior of your bag to allow it to dry. Consider using the antimicrobialKula Cloth for a more luxurious pee cloth experience. Do you think it’s a little gross?
The bandanna will dry in the sun and will need to be washed at regular intervals on a long vacation, so there’s nothing to be concerned about.
Squirt Water Bottle Method
The realization came when I put the pieces of two recent events together: travel in Southeast Asia (where bathrooms feature squirt nozzles instead of toilet paper) and bike traveling in Europe (where I carried a typicalsquirt-nozzle water bottlein my bicycle bottle cage). With this, I’m confident you can see where I’m heading with this. Water should be squirted onto oneself while squatting; you may then follow up with any of the ways listed above if you wish to feel dryer after. It is critical to spray from the front or above if you wish to drink from the water bottle as well!
You could also use a hydration pack hose to do this, but I personally prefer to have one of these collapsible water bottles with me when I go hiking.
You may wash your teeth and drink from them in the tent at night, which makes this procedure much more convenient (no risk of rolling over onto my hydration pack nozzle and drenching my sleeping bag).
Left Hand Method
If you have access to water but do not have a squirt bottle, this method can be effective if you can get used to it. hiking, long-distance bikers who don’t use bottles, adventurous tourists, and practically a significant section of the world’s population will find it to be quite beneficial. Holding a water container in your right hand while squatting is recommended. Using your left hand, make a cup and pour some water into it, then splash it against yourself. It takes a little getting used to, but once you get the hang of it, it’s quite effective.
In nations where this is standard practice, it is even employed for2.
This is also why it is considered disrespectful and unpleasant to eat with your left hand in those nations, as well as to shake hands with others or touch anything else with your left hand in such countries.
Skier / Snowboarder Method
Have you ever had the impulse to disappear into the forests in the middle of a run? Then you’re familiar with how this works. All you need is a handful of snow to complete the task. Brrrrr… Perfect weather for snow on the Tahoe Rim Trail in August!
Now that you know how to carry out the deed, where are you going to execute it? Choosing the appropriate location demands a little bit of expertise as well as a keen eye. Here are a couple of pointers to get you started: The best site to abandon the route is one that goes to a secluded region, possibly behind some boulders or shrubs, but that does not crush sensitive plants or damage the track itself. Keep a close eye out for switchbacks and steep corners! This is something that many of us have learnt the hard way.
- The nicest off-trail spots are frequently found right past the corner of a switchback, when the path loops around and heads back the other way.
- If you’re forced to pick a location on a route that’s already crowded, hike upward rather than downhill.
- There are instances when cover is just not available in flat open environments such as the desert.
- I assure you that no one will notice you over there, and even if they do, they won’t be able to see you very well.
It’s all far too simple to get thrown off track. It is especially important to have your pack with you if you are hiking alone. If you do become disoriented, having food, drink, and your navigation gear on you will put you in a much better position to locate yourself.
A Note On Modesty
No matter how hard you try to uncover a secret location, if you spend enough time in the great outdoors, it will eventually become a reality. The route will be too crowded and exposed to the elements to provide enough seclusion. Another possibility is that you’ve seen no one all day, but the instant you take your trousers down, someone emerges out of nowhere. Isn’t that a disaster? Because I was trained to respect modesty, going to the restroom outside caused me a great deal of anxiety for a long time.
- However, as I’ve grown older and become a little more at ease in my own skin, I’ve been less concerned.
- But, if I’m clearly attempting to conceal myself and someone happens to see me, guess what?
- That’s strange, but I can cope with that if that’s the case.
- Are you going on an adventure with your friends?
- Instead of wasting critical time and energy bushwhacking to the right site half a mile away from your hiking company, you may use your time and energy to enjoy the scenery.
- Simply request a few moments of privacy to “use the ladies’ room” and then choose the most convenient location possible.
- When you have to go, you have to leave.
However, while some of this may be considered TMI and not every technique will be appealing to all women, I hope that it has at least informed the females out there that there are many of alternatives available. Don’t keep it in, don’t dehydrate yourself on purpose, and don’t stress yourself out. If you’re in the middle of nowhere and nature calls, just take care of business and get back to enjoying the scenery.
Due to the fact that you appear to be an outdoorsy girl, you may also find the following materials useful:
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- The benefits of hiking in trail running shoes: why the vast majority of experienced hikers prefer not to trek in boots, and whether you should give it a try as well
- Backpacking garments to lighten your load: how smart clothing selections may help you save pounds on your backpack weight while also keeping you more comfortable while you’re out in the wilderness
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