I just got back from some amazing bicycle travel, part of it solo, in a remote region of Patagonia. It was like a backpacking trip on two wheels: spectacular, peaceful, and wild. Once accustomed to the solitude and self-reliance I felt strong, calm, and capable.
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Sometimes, when you are out backpacking, camping, or hiking, you find that you really have to go to the bathroom. Unfortunately, it seems that the more you need to use the restroom, the further away it is. This often leaves you little choice but to seek out your own restroom in the comforts of Mother Nature.
The sunset was stunning and for the first time in months you were able to watch it. Out here in the woods, the peaceful evening settles over you as you and your friends sit around a camp fire exchanging childhood memories, silly ghost stories and a few cold beers from the cooler someone was smart enough to remember. Then…nature calls. Suddenly, with a crushing finality, your night is ruined.
When we were offered press passes to yet another outdoor festival, we seriously weighed the pros and cons. Of course, one thing you can always count on is that going to the bathroom will be a terrible, nightmarish experience. Especially for girls.
Find some privacy. Then you need to find a low bush, rock, etc. Or, get a group of friends to create a privacy wall for you.
Peeing outdoors is as simple as finding a secluded spot and popping a squat, right? Theoretically, sure—but in reality, everything from uneven terrain to tight hip flexors can throw you off your game and, as a result, your The mechanics of relieving yourself in the great outdoors can be challenging if you struggle with mobility and flexibility, like most modern desk jockeys do, or if you have a hard time staying steady on your feet.
A female urination devicefemale urination aidor stand-to-pee device STP is a device which aids a woman or girl to urinate while standing upright. Variations include basic disposable funnels to more elaborate reusable designs. Female urination devices have increased in popularity since the s. They are used for outdoor pursuits, and for medical reasons.
That number shocked us, because frankly, we can't quite figure out why. That leaves packing it out, which for weight-conscious backpackers, seems like a totally unnecessary pain in the behind. Instead, on your next hike or backpacking trip, try one of these alternatives.
The Pibella was our tester's favorite FUD for long-distance backpacking or peeing discreetly. There you are again, confronting approaching hikers on an exposed ridgeline with your hiking shorts around your ankles. Female urination devices FUDs mean that answering the call of nature does not require you to sacrifice your dignity.