How to Go to the Bathroom in the Woods


What concerns many tourer’s is, “How do I go to the bathroom in the woods?” Rest assured, it’s something humans have been doing for millennia. Before you go, make sure you do the following first:

  • Learn about Leave No Trace ethics. One of the best things you can do for your fellow campers is to leave the ground as clean or cleaner than you found it.
  • Find out if there are any regulations on human waste in the area where you’re going. Some high-elevation, sensitive or heavily traveled areas require people to pack out solid human waste.