‘How to Poop in the Woods’

Pooping in the woods is a rite of passage for backpackers, campers, and pretty much anyone who is out there for more than a day at a time. Fact is, there is a right way to go about it that doesn’t leave dirty bombs for others to find.

Backpacking TV, a new 19-part web series from Therm-a-Rest and MSR produced by Heliconia, stars backpacker and gear reviewer Eric Hanson.

One thing not noted in the video is that in some particularly fragile areas you are required to carry out your poo, so be sure to follow local instructions. Have any tips of your own to add? Tell us in the comments below.

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