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When one is enjoying the beauty of the wilderness, it is important to understand the impact one's presence has on the fragile environment. We don't want to foul the water sources we rely on or affect the habits of the wild critters that live there. If one excretes carelessly, microbes from waste can taint water from nearby streams and lakes, or become an eyesore if dug up by an animal. Here are some techniques for safely and properly disposing of human waste in the wilderness.

Step 1: Materials

A simple small, durable plastic shovel, and partial roll of toilet paper (size depending on how long your trip is). Keep these clean in a gallon zip-lock plastic bag. Some hard-core backpackers take the cardboard roll out of the middle to save space!
Urine should not be a problem, you can urinate almost anywhere with no need of burrying it. But human poop has many unatural chemicals and bacteria (and possibly seeds from invasive species). Some camp sites will make you bag your poop and carry it back out.
Urine should not be a problem, you can urinate almost anywhere with no need of burrying it. But human poop has many unatural chemicals and bacteria (and possibly seeds from invasive species). Some camp sites will make you bag your poop and carry it back out.
A quick warning: scat smells like food to wild animals. Do not do this near your camp, even burried, it will bring animals. Remember, if a bear can smell a sandwich through a car, cooler, and plastic bag, the bear can smell poop under a few inches of dirt. Also remember this when cleaning cookware or brushing your teeth. Burry the smelly fluids a decent hike away from camp.
Good 'ible. I've wondered about this situation a few times, not being a wilderness person...yet.
There is no bathroom in the wilderness !

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