Women. Camping. Peeing. Glad I'm a man.
Next time we go camping, my wife has promised to try this out and report back:I guess they have a problem with the squat.
Well, I gave in a bought some. I've been working on perfecting my technique while camping, but anyway you look at it, it still sucks to squat.
I too will be reporting back soon.
My wife and I love being outside together and that sometimes means using nature the way god meant it: As one big toilet.
Here are some awesome tips for peeing (for the ladies) or taking a shit (unisex).
Beginner's Style: If you have your car with you, just hang off the fender/bumper while you squat. Once you get the hang (get it?) of it, you will realize grabbing the fender on the downhill slant greatly reduces blowback.
Intermediate Style: Remove your belt and loop it around a _sturdy_ sapling or small tree. Drop your drawers and lean back--preferably downhill--makes for even easier one-handed driving since you can secure yourself with the belt one-handed, thus freeing your other hand for easy cleanup! Note works best in forest, poorly in desert (for "desert fashion" see Advanced Style).
Advanced Style: Rather New Age--and certainly not for first dates!--but this one can really save the day when you are out hiking in the desert. You face your partner then one of you rests your hands on your partner's shoulder. Now one, or both as the case may be, drops your trousers. You hold hands and slowly squat down while leaning backwards. Viola, one or even both (that's love!) can use this simple trust exercise as a way to pee or crap in the desert. Note: works well in the woods if you don't have a belt or the strength to hold onto that tree while leaning downhill.
This past weekend I went camping and finally got to experience the P-Mate, and oh man oh man, it may be one of the most profound moments in my camping life. A similar feeling came when I discovered the nalgene-filled-with-hot-water-tossed-in-the-foot-of-your-sleeping-bag technique for staying warm.
The P-Mate worked. Perfectly. I'll spare you the detailed description, but it made peeing enjoyable. However, they're kind of expensive, considering they're a one-time use item. Honestly, I don't mind the squatting thing all that much, so I plan on using mine sparingly. However, I know squatting turns many women away from camping, so if you're that type, these are definitely worth trying. It will revolutionize your experience!
Shut up... you aren't a girl and therefore you have no idea how much it sucks to pee squating whether you have a 'trusting partner' or not, I don't want to hear it. Yes I agree there are many ways to do this, downhill, avoid rocks...bla bla. It's a pain. Sorry it is just that I had to do this this all weekend and that was the only reason I wanted to go home.
Thank you :)
bad news: pooping and sleeping
good news: yetis