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Location: Cuyamaca Mountains, San Diego, California
Date: November 2012
Submitted By: Mandie
Explanation: So lets say you wanted to enjoy your double fiber whole wheat peanut butter sandwich but – uh oh! Now you gotta go! There are no bathrooms around and you may have to do the unthinkable – poo in the woods! Instead of cramping up and holding it in until civilization, you know what needs to be done – you gotta let it go! Just get over it, dig a hole, and let it go! You will feel so much better when you do and once you do it once, you will say “that wasn’t so bad”! Its like peeing in the ocean- everybody does it! And what better way to get in tune with nature than squat like your fellow forest friends? 🙂
The first time one does this outdoors it feels very unnatural – but if you hold it, you will be constantly reminded for the rest of the trip! Oddly enough gorp (trail food) tends to make you much more regular too….
I took your advice and I am happy and one with nature. Two with nature really. I have my little shovel and I prefer being outdoors then in one of those vault toilets.
Haha! Glad you took my advice! That’s awesome you like it better than the other toilets!