I know...I know...
Learning how to poop in the woods is not a very pleasant subject but hang in there with me.
For many folks it is a very delicate subject and for some it is a HORRIFYING thought to EVER have to deal with pooping in the woods.
But someday it may be a necessary evil for many of us so it is better to be a bit prepared at least!
There are many ways to take care of this ' private business' but there are also some very basic things that everybody doing any kind of wilderness camping should know about.☺
What many people don't realize is that HOW you take care of the necessity when you are camping or in the woods can influence your health in a major way.
Flies LOVE shit and finding uncovered poop in the woods provides them with a tasty snack and then they come flying back to land on YOUR snack with their dirty little feet.
I know... ewwWW!
But it's just the plain hard facts about living in the woods - or camping somewhere that isn't close to a latrine.
When preparing food outdoors it is a good idea to keep it covered as much as possible at all times for this very reason.
Cat scratching is simply *doing it* as the cats *do it*... scratch a little hole, do what you have to do in it and then cover it really good.
There are several ways to properly hide your poop in the woods by digging a hole and burying it but here is a simple technique that works well.
There are also ways to build latrines in the woods if you need to build an outhouse or something for a cabin and I'll try to get a page added on that soon.
AND if the thought of having to crap in the woods is STILL intimidating you, here is a great book on the whole topic. There's Even a BOOK on How to Poop in the Woods!