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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    Too much trouble to set up when you gotta go IMO.
    I'd have to agree. Unless it was setup before hand when setting up camp. But in the middle of the hike I'll just find someplace a little sheltered do my business.

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    SilvrSurfr,
    I agree I'd prob want some way to sanitize it. Most places I've been there's some kind of privy/thunderbox, but this would be better than a log in those rare circumstances. But cleanliness would be the big concern.

    JWright,
    It was 4 days, 3 nights. Started about 11am Saturday, went 10.4 miles from HF to Crampton Gap Shelter. Then did 12.5 miles to Pine Knob Shelter, then 13.1 to Raven Rocks Shelter. Then had only about 5 miles the last day to get to the MD/PA border and got picked up in Pen Mar Park. I hung around the shelters each time, and had no problem finding suitable trees. I didn't see any signs prohibiting camping at non-shelter areas. The only issues were the water sources. Crampton Gap spring had dried up so I had to fill up at Gathland SP right before. Pine Knob spring was slow but decent. And Raven Rocks spring was .3 miles across the AT and down 300ft, and only a trickle. It was a great hike, lots of awesome views and sites (Washington Monument), and the hiking was pretty easy compared to other parts of the AT. Just plan your water collecting well.

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    Here is a pic of my setup in front of Raven Rocks Shelter. Had the place all to myself so I could setup right in front.

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    Squatting is much healthier, also faster, lighter, cheaper, cleaner.....etc.
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    That is a hammock for people who eat Mcdowners before bed. Then in the middle of the night when they get the McSquirts, they don't have to get up. Just let er' fly.
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    I actually bought a backpacking toilet from these folks, so my daughter would come out in the woods hiking with me. It is portable, lightweight, and the bags are biodegradable. Easy to set-up, and works like a champ!

    http://www.wildernesstoilet.com

    Watch the video. Don't know why we don't see more of these in the woods!

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    I watched the video on the Wilderness Toilet. Very interesting but I also found this...

    AS OF AUG 31, 2012 WE HAVE [1] CASE OF GREEN WILDERNESS TOILET KITS LEFT. (SEE VIDEO BELOW). We're no longer manufacturing the Wilderness Toilet - as we're manufacturing a toilet for DISASTER SANITATION RELIEF. We'Ve reconstructed our business to provide quick disaster sanitation. We no longer offer waste bags of any kind with the Wilderness Toilet Kits that remain. We recommend a 24 wide X 33 inch tall waste bag for our toilet. Biodegradable waste bags can be found at most supermarkets. Our kit now consists of a WILDERNESS TOILET - a DIGGER (a 1.8 ounce almost indestructible tool for digging a cat hole to bury your body wastes) - and 2 ROLLS OF BIODEGRADABLE TOILET PAPER for $53 + $15 shipping (total $68)

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    after becoming homeless initially I lived in the woods on a buddies property one summer and a bucket with the bottom cut out and a toilet seat mounted to it was how I took care of business which is what this guy has done basically...I came to enjoy going outside...
    nail your shoes to the kitchen floor lace 'em up and bar the door and thank the lucky stars for the roof over you

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrewGuy View Post
    SilvrSurfr,
    I agree I'd prob want some way to sanitize it. Most places I've been there's some kind of privy/thunderbox, but this would be better than a log in those rare circumstances. But cleanliness would be the big concern.

    JWright,
    It was 4 days, 3 nights. Started about 11am Saturday, went 10.4 miles from HF to Crampton Gap Shelter. Then did 12.5 miles to Pine Knob Shelter, then 13.1 to Raven Rocks Shelter. Then had only about 5 miles the last day to get to the MD/PA border and got picked up in Pen Mar Park. I hung around the shelters each time, and had no problem finding suitable trees. I didn't see any signs prohibiting camping at non-shelter areas. The only issues were the water sources. Crampton Gap spring had dried up so I had to fill up at Gathland SP right before. Pine Knob spring was slow but decent. And Raven Rocks spring was .3 miles across the AT and down 300ft, and only a trickle. It was a great hike, lots of awesome views and sites (Washington Monument), and the hiking was pretty easy compared to other parts of the AT. Just plan your water collecting well.
    Thanks for the shelter/water info. I'll be out there next weekend doing my first hammock trip!! Whoot, whoot!! !!

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    One long term camp I made, I took a 12" diameter log about 2'-3' long and split it. Cut a U-shaped hole in the middle, and worked great. Used 2 more sections from the same log for legs. I would dig a hole several feet down, and place my 'toilet' over the hole. When it filled up, I'd cover it up, and dig a new hole.



    after becoming homeless initially I lived in the woods on a buddies property one summer and a bucket with the bottom cut out and a toilet seat mounted to it was how I took care of business which is what this guy has done basically...I came to enjoy going outside...

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