How To Poop While Camping, Bikepacking | All You Need To Know


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Where To Poop When Camping: Okay, I know this might sound very weird to some of you, but one of the reasons I look forward to camping is the freedom of pooping right amid nature where my dump truly belongs.

The feeling I get is second to none, and by second to known, I actually mean more than an orgasm, yeah you heard right!

Pooping in the open allows my butts to feel the fresh air that has only been available to other parts of the skin daily.

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The birds singing in my ears, the wind blowing softly on my butts, smell from my poop serenading the atmosphere, there are not just enough words to quantify how I feel anytime I find myself in such a perfect scenario.

Anyways, if you are wondering what it takes to experience the next good thing that has ever happened to you, which is pooing out in the open while camping, follow these simple steps I will be outlining below.

  • Be prepared to take a while
  • Ensure your toilet kits are ready
  • Find the perfect location
  • Dig a hole to bury your stuff
  • Assume the best position
  • Clean up
  • Cover your poop
  • Rate your experience

1. Be prepared to take a while

There is no point in taking a dump out in the woods if you expect it to end abruptly – you can as well do it in the mobile toilets available on the campground.

Ensure you are pressed, but not so press to the point of you not being comfortable to carry out the other steps necessary for a successful mission – just pressed enough to give you ample time in the presence of nature.

2. Ensure your toilet kits are ready

Your tool kit can only be ready if you aren’t too pressed – to avoid such situations, try to have them ready beforehand.

Your tool kit should comprise of a hand sanitizer, a shovel or a trowel, biodegradable toilet paper (wipes), and preferably, you can have a bottle of water to wash your hands before sanitizing them.

Victory loves preparation, and having a victorious poop is no different.

If you intend using nature (plant) to wipe your butts, avoid plants with a waxy coating – it’s a clear indication that it could be poisoned which can later result in a rash in such a sensitive part, you wouldn’t want that, would you?

3. Find the perfect location

For starters, no one should see you doing your stuff – it actually ruins the whole feeling – so to avoid this, go as far from the camp as possible.

Besides, most campgrounds don’t permit defecating around 200-meters of the campsite.

The next thing to look out for is a location having lots of trees.

Remember when I spoke of having the soft breeze on your butts?

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Yeah, it’s actually easier with trees around, swaying from side to side to compliment the effort you are putting in.

Also, look out for ants on the spot you intending squatting, they can really crash your party if you ignore their presence – and if you wish to take off all your clothes like me, ensure the spot you drop your clothes are insect-free so that you don’t end up going viral on social media for the wrong reasons.

4. Dig a hole to bury your stuff

This is where your shovel and your trowel comes in.

As soon as you locate the perfect location for your poop, dig a hole of about 6-inches deep.

The reason for digging a hole rather than living it in the open is for the following reasons; 

  • To prevent the smell from your poop from being transported to other sections of the camp with the aid of the wind
  • To effectively cover your stuff from being tracked by animals 
  • To keep your business a secret, not everybody has to see your business you know?

Also, try to ensure it’s wide enough so that your poop makes a perfect entry into the hole.

5. Assume the best position

This is where the fun begins! Remember, this is not your WC at home, this is nature, so taking a sitting position should be completely out of the picture.

Make a full squat, the type where your butt touches your heel to an extent – it gives your butt the perfect angle to release the poop coming through.  

If you don’t take this position, then chances are that you would probably regret the whole exercise in the first place, and that won’t be anyone’s fault at all.

6. Clean up

I know I’m not supposed to remind you to clean up, but the truth remains that you can be so overwhelmed with the feeling of pooing outdoors that you might even forget.

In other to avoid such embarrassing scenarios, wipe your butt with the wiping apparatus you deem fit enough to do the job (I prefer using my hands and water).

After wiping your butt, use a hand sanitizer to disinfect your hands from every form of bacterial contamination. 

7. Cover your poop

Use a shovel to cover up your poop after you have cleaned up.

Do it in such a way that no part of your poop is left exposed.

If you want, you can adopt my personal style by living a sort of identification so that I don’t do the mistake of coming back to the same spot – or if you want, you can use it to play a hard prank on your friends by telling them you discovered a hidden treasure, and because it’s camp, everyone is likely to get involved, and boy!

What a treasure they will discover – just get ready for the swearing that comes with it though.

8. Rate your experience

I rate mine on a scale of 1 – 10, as it makes me look forward to the blissful experience of pooing outdoors.

My worst experience ever recorded is 2/10, and the reason behind the poor score was because I saw two snakes chasing each other in my direction – thank goodness I had just dropped the first batch of my poop before I sighted them.

I quickly jumped to my feet, and you can be sure that the other batch of poop refused to come out after that scary encounter.

However, my best experience is rated 9/10, and it happened when I was treated to a deer making love to its female counterpart.

It’s not every time we get to see such happening in real-time, is it? 

There we have it!

Below are some other pooping FAQs you might have, if you have any more pooping related question kindly drop it in the comment section.

Where should I poop while camping?

Like I stated earlier, it has to be far away from the campsite.

This is to ensure that the smell doesn’t travel to other areas of the camp.

Pooing far from the camp also reduces the possibility of having animals scavenge the area due to the smell.

In terms of locating the right spot, ensure the place you intending pooing isn’t too busy – by too busy I mean the ground and the immediate surroundings should have a clear view.

Squatting in a very bushy terrain can expose you to snakes and other harmful animals.

Also, ensure the terrain is very windy and not clustered – so that you get the full package that comes with pooing outdoors.

How to poop in a hole

Okay, probably you are having issues directing your poop to the exact hole you dug – simply follow these simple steps I will be outlining below to ensure you have a safe landing every time your poop drops;

  • The hole should be as deep and wide as possible
  • Make eye contact with your poop
  • Don’t concentrate on one spot

1. The hole should be as deep and wide as possible

Getting the right depth for the hole is one of the ways you can ensure that you don’t spill your poop around the hole’s surface.

Your hole should not be less than 6-inches in-depth, and having a 6-inch in diameter will also be a plus.

2. Make eye contact with your poop

As soon as you squat over the hole, maintain eye contact with your poop once it starts to emanate from the exit point.

This will let you know if your poop is landing in the right position or not.

Assuming you’re using your WC is one of the reasons why you have spilled on the surface.

3. Don’t concentrate on one spot

As soon as your eagle lands in the hole, try moving your anus slightly away from the point of landing so that your poop doesn’t form a hip.

Letting your poop form a hip might make it difficult to cover once you are done, but moving your anus slightly away from every point of landing will ensure that your poop spread evenly over the hole.

Following these three easy steps should ensure that your pooping experience is one you will always look forward to.

How to prevent pooping while camping

Not everyone will like the idea of pooping in an open space no matter how attractive I try to make it sound, and for this reason, some persons would rather prefer to stay days without pooing.

Achieving this feat is very possible, but it largely depends on how long you intend to stay that way, and the amount of food you intend consuming along the line.

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The actual term for this is called “low-residue diet”, and the goal of this diet is simply to restrict bowel movement to the barest minimum.

Here are some foods you can try out to keep you away from the call of nature, for at least for a while;

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Meat
  • Eggs
  • Fats and condiments
  • Grains
  • Sweet and snacks

1. Fruits and vegetables

For fruits and vegetables, you can always try out the following;

  • Cooked potatoes without skin (no matter the health benefits, I really find it weird to eat my potato with the skin).
  • Tomato sauce without the seeds – if you must eat a tomato, try as much as you can to get rid of all the sed. It’s very important. 
  • Canned vegetables or well-cooked fresh vegetables without any form of seed such as green beans, carrots, pumpkin, and mushrooms
  • Ripe banana, honeydew, avocado, canned or cooked fruits without their seeds

In general, just avoid eating the skin or seeds of any fruit or vegetable if you hope to stand a chance against the call of nature. 

2. Meat

The meat of animals generally does not have fiber.

You can try out chicken, pork, beef, fish, and lamb as long as you don’t eat the bones.

The meat should be soft, lean, and tender.

3. Eggs

Eggs are also good to eat as well.

4. Fats and condiments

You can try out the following fat foods to restrict your bowel movement.

  • Soy sauce
  • Sour cream
  • Butter, margarine, and oil
  • Ketchup and mayonnaise
  • Honey and syrup

5. Grains

In terms of grains, you can try out the following;

  • Cooked cereals. Wheat is a good example
  • White rice, refined pasta, and noodles
  • Cereals such as corn flakes and puffed rice are perfect as well.

6. Sweet and snacks

If you think you need the rush of sugar in your system, you can try out the following;

  • Hard candy
  • Vanilla wafers
  • Ice pops and ice cream
  • Plain cookies and cakes

Foods you should avoid in general

Try as much as you can to avoid the following;

  • Raw or dried fruit such as berries, raisins, pineapples, and figs.
  • Avoid raw vegetables in total. If it isn’t cooked, then you shouldn’t eat it.
  • If you love popcorn, then you would have to look for something else to suppress that appetite
  • Beans, tofu, and lentils are definitely a no-go
  • Avoid cured deli meats, smoked meat, and tough meat in general
  • Fruits with seeds should be avoided
  • Fruit juice with seeds, pear nectar, and prune juice.
  • Some cooked vegetables include; peas, winter squash, Brussel sprouts, broccoli, corn and cornbread, baked beans, potatoes with skin, onion, and cauliflower.

Whatever plan you have, don’t hold back poop when it finally comes calling as the health implications are not cool.

The foods mentioned should be eaten moderately to ensure maximum results.

How to safely dispose of your poop while camping

There are many reasons why you should dispose of your poop in the right way, but I feel the most important of all is so that our poop doesn’t desecrate the land.

Poop that isn’t disposed of properly will always be a nuisance to the habitat they occupy. 

Except you are using a toilet, ensure that you go about 200-feet, not less, from the campsite, dig a cat hole, and neatly bury your business. 

What do you do with your poop when camping?

Funny question, except you, have any other reason unknown to us humans, I feel you should dispose of your poop as soon as you have in your possession.

Or what do you think?

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How do you poop when wild camping?

Pooping while outdoors is the same as pooping while wild camping.

Kindly follow the steps I outlined in the first segment of this article, and you will be good to go. 

Is it bad to poop in the woods?

No, no, no, and thousand times no!!!

There is no law against pooping in the woods, although, you should note that there are restrictions which include not defecating close to streams, rivers, or any water body or source in general, avoid pooping by the roadside, and ensure your poop is properly disposed of.

Any other formalities are things you are already conversant with. 

How To Pee And Poop While Camping – Conclusion

I still repeat the statement I used at the beginning, nothing beats pooing out in the open – if you’re having doubts about the whole experience, just try it out and see yourself looking for more opportunity to make it happen.

You just have to trust me on this one.

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1 thought on “How To Poop While Camping, Bikepacking | All You Need To Know”

  1. It was fun reading you sick mindset . However I found good points which I also advice to other fellas. I got confused at some point: your high rated joyful atmosphere of fresh shit aroma in the air you want to keep short and only for yourself, how selfish. After having eye contact with the new born right on delivery you want to get it buried still warm with none ceremony as it was just one more mundane covid victim. No kisses, nothing! on top of that you want your camping buddies dig the corpse out? . Is important to remark, go and download the garbage at the first contraction, the longer you wait the dryer it gets inside your body and more difficult to throw it out it will get. Drink lots of water to avoid hemorrhages and troubles alike. Make the hole one day in advance if possible to prevent rush and failures.


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