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PSU Device for Women from Duct Tape

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The PSU (Pee Standing Up) device is a great stress reliever for women, as well as parents of little girls.

Here are some scenarios when it comes in handy:
  • Camping: not having to go out of your tent to pee when it's cold
  • Peeing off a boat/kayak on a boat trip
  • Group hikes: not having to find a place to squat and pull pants down in private
  • Side of the road: no rest area in sight, desperately needing a pit stop
  • Public bathrooms that are just too gross to sit
  • Little girls on long car rides who just can't hold it long enough
  • When you are outside and it's cold, and you don't want to strip to pee
  • In a train compartment
I really liked the Freshette by Freshette  but was reluctant to spend the money. There are other instructables on here offering female urinals, but none of them offered the same comfort and control as the SFF. For example, with this one, you can pee outdoors against a tree (directing the stream), into a toilet, or into a bottle designated for that purpose. Many women have said this device was life-changing. So I decided to make my own from duct tape. 

If you prefer making something pertaining to what goes into your body rather than what leaves it, check out my other duct tape instructable, my woven duct tape berry-picking basket.
 
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Step 1: Materials

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You will need: 

• Duct tape. This can be an 8.5 x 11" sheet plus a roll, or just a roll.
• Tubing
• Scissors
• Transparency film or acetate

These instructions will focus on using the duct tape roll. The advantage of a sheet is it leaves fewer ridges for stuff to get into.

Step 2: Duct tape base

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To begin, make a duct tape sheet about 6" by 6". To do this, lay four overlapping strips of duct tape face up so they stick to each other, but be careful not to let them wrinkle (within reason).

Then lay four more overlapping strips face down, so they stick to the face-up strips.

Voila! A duct tape sheet.
KomaToast2 years ago
Now you're going to have to practice writing your name in the snow. :)

susanrm (author)  KomaToast2 years ago
I can hardly wait! LOL. Another reason I love this is because I don't have to pull my pants down far to use it, which will be especially helpful in the winter.
rosewood5132 years ago
May I stick my two cents in?
I took an empty hair spray bottle, or you may use any reasonable facsimile.must be long, made of sturdy plastic and have a small opening on one end. Just take a sharp knife and slice off the wide end, you may need to cut off some little shaving so it is smooth. That is it. I just tried it and it works great, and you do not even have to bend over just hold it up against your body at a slight angle downward, and voile. The bottle just needs to be washed and there is not tape to hold odors it is perfect. Keep a plastic bag handy for storage, I use the plastic bag that holds my paper delivery just the right size.
And if you are seen with the bottle it is just a hairspray bottle.
susanrm (author)  rosewood5132 years ago
There are instructables that show you how to do things like this. This one is different for the reasons I described.
anibioman2 years ago
its better to make one from silicone it doesnt smell like pee ever and its muck more sanitary btw im not a girl im an ftm so i use what i made every time i pee.
yeah, but with all the tape, the smell of piss will build up tho ive tried it, but a different design
Agreed. I've made 3 of these using a design very similar to this one and the odour builds up within 5 or 6 uses even when it gets a thorough rinse after each time.

Still, great temporary devices...
susanrm (author)  knackers112 years ago
It may depend on your diet. I don't have that problem, but I am mostly vegetarian. I have heard that can affect the scent of your urine.
susanrm (author)  pikathebudgie12343 years ago
That's why rinsing between uses is important...
Your hose addition would make the aim easier, but for a simple, disposable spout (never drop it into a port-a-potty) try this version. Use a washed out, half-gallon coated paper type, liquid container (milk, soy milk, orang juice). Cut off a bottom corner and include the vertical edge between two sides of the container. The spout is as long as the container was tall. I trim the sides to a tapered pour spout. You can get four urine funnels per container. Clap it against your undercarriage and it seals completely and comfortably.
susanrm (author)  hartmannsclass2 years ago
Yes, there is an -ible about this - did you write it? I like the ability to pee into a bottle, though.
Maybe you could use a 2L plastic bottle cut to shape instead of the duct tape form.
knackers112 years ago
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susanrm (author)  knackers112 years ago
I find that letting it sit in the sun for a bit (not long enough to degrade the plastic) helps. Mine is still odor-free, and I just used it today - very thankful I had it in my car!
blodefood2 years ago
Great 'ible!
I showed this to my mom and she said she is so looking forward to a camping trip where she doesn't have to leave the tent in the middle of the night. Where she doesn't have to choose between, "freezing her butt off" or worrying all night that she might have the dream where she's in a swimming pool...?(whatever that means) A camping trip where she can help dad put the fire out at night, and where she can, "P right into the stream, because, (for some reason), that's important!" I told her, "You go you". Two thumbs up on such a succinct instructable.
susanrm (author)  VagsmaCutter3 years ago
Sweet! Thanks a lot. I hope she has success with it. Important to practice at home, though!
Othlon3 years ago
a PSU device is also very handy for women who have had a Hip Replacement or the like, where during recovery they aren't allowed to sit on toilets that are lower than a particular hight :) My mum got a PSU device for her recovery from a hip replacemnt, she says it helped a lot! Especially when going out, if she couldn't find a good hight toilet :P
skipro3 years ago
So long to boys getting a the luck being able to stand up peeing!
Hahha! I love it!
susanrm (author)  skipro3 years ago
Thank you! I just hope it gets accepted into the duct tape contest soon... I submitted it yesterday, and voting is already taking place!
skipro susanrm3 years ago
What contest did you enter it in?
susanrm (author)  skipro3 years ago
Duct tape. It eventually showed up.
susanrm (author)  skipro3 years ago
So it was you all along... great to know. Keep up the good work on here.
Hey great job! Thanks for taking that on.
susanrm (author)  combatbootboy3 years ago
Thanks so much! It works well. :-)
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