The title of the post may turn off some of you. But I’m trying to not only share the usual stuff you hear from experienced backpackers, but also the little things — done incorrectly — that can make your life miserable on the trail.
I have always hated to get up in the middle of the night and drag myself out of my warm sleeping bag for nature calls. So, early on I decided to bring a small Nalgene container as a “pee” bottle.
Here’s the problem — one you might not consider: if you miss, the result is pee rolling around on your water proof floor, soaking into your mat, sleeping bag, clothes and generally making a mess.
If you decide to use this method, have some absorbent material read to soak up a spill.
Better yet, just get up and find a spot away from any water source, enjoy the darkness and the millions of stars you’ll see on a clear wilderness night.
Be light. Be safe. Be one with the pack.