The kit
Credit: Carl Wiens

The kit

• If you’re in a group, hang a waterproof toilet kit bag containing T.P., trowel and hand sanitizer on a camp tree in clear view; when the kit is gone that means someone is out in the woods pooping. Give that person some privacy and patiently wait your turn.
Walk away
Credit: Carl Wiens

Walk away

• When doing the act, make sure to walk at least 200 feet away from camp and also well away from any water source to prevent contamination from harmful bacteria.
Get digging
Credit: Carl Wiens

Get digging

• Dig a cat hole, not a latrine. A cat hole is only six inches deep, so it’s in the top soil portion where the waste matter will break down faster.


• Once you’re done, either pack out the T.P. in a zip-lock bag or stir it up, working it into the soil along with your poop.
Sanitize
Credit: Carl Wiens

Sanitize

• Cover the hole and mark it with two crossed sticks so that somebody doesn’t dig it back up—nasty!



• Clean up with sanitizer or soap and water (but not in the lake).
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