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How to Poop Outside

It’s that time of year when you’re spending more and more time outdoors, and at some time, naturally is bound to call.

As silly as this topic may seem, there IS a proper way to poop outdoors to minimize your impact. And with more people recreating outdoors than ever before, improper waste disposal can really pile up.

Our friends at Leave No Trace say “When bathroom facilities are closed and where regulations allow, burying human waste is the most effective method to dispose of poop properly. Whether you’ve never had to poop outside before or you want to brush up on your skills, this video shows you the best distance, depth, and methods to bury human waste and Leave No Trace! Closed captioning is available in Spanish and English.”

They’ve even put together this stellar video to show you exactly what to do!



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