a gross question that has nothing to do with kids...

Elfrieda - posted on 08/13/2011 ( 39 moms have responded )

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How do you pee when there are no facilities? Like when camping or hiking? The way I do it is not the best way, I'm sure of it. My way involves yanking my pants off over one shoe and it exposes my rear to mosquitoes and helpless passersby for way too long. But I really don't want to get anything on my pantleg, that's why I undress so far.

Somebody help me! Too much information is just the right amount. :)

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Find a tree. Drop your pants. Bend your knees. Grab tight. Lean back as far as possible. You can do the same while holding someone's hands and do the 'buddy pee'.

Merry - posted on 08/15/2011

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I agree with Jennifer too! Bunch up your shorts pulling them forward and get low as you can, butt downhill from your shoes. Lol drip dry if no tp :) leaves work good too or some ferns are so soft! If you pee quickly it squirts everywhere, but if you go slowly it streams better downwards :)
As a teenager on a wilderness trip I taught two girls how to use tampons. That was funny! Good memories :D

Krista - posted on 08/13/2011

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I use Jennifer's technique. Spot on. Yank those pants down and scrunch 'em up with your hand as far out in front of you as you can get. Drop your arse below where you're holding your pants, and off you go. It also helps if you are on a bit of a slope, with your ass facing downslope, so that the pee flows away from you. Whatever you do, don't squat side-on to a slope, or you'll have a wet shoe.

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♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 08/15/2011

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Thanks but I'll save my money and pee in a coffee can

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 08/15/2011

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I pee very carefully. I've been practicing since I was 7. But Elfrieda, my aunt used to be a mail carrier and she used a large coffee tin

Charlie - posted on 08/15/2011

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Oh Becky once in the middle of the night I peed on a fire ant nest I had welts all over my arse and legs for over 6 months and it felt like someone was putting ciggerettes out on me.

Charlie - posted on 08/15/2011

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I camp all the time ...reef down the pants lean back on one hand pull your pants forward with the other and peeeeeee.

Becky - posted on 08/15/2011

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I had to perfect the art of squatting, growing up in Africa where there are no roadside rest stops and the few gas stations that have bathrooms, well, let's just say, I'd rather use a tree! I was always afraid a snake was going to come bite me on the butt! lol Or there's the pigs, that when you're taking a dump, come try to eat it before you're done! When we first got out there, my mom would make us take our shorts and underwear off and hang them on a tree so we wouldn't get pee on them. Imagine when we wore sunsuits - we had to strip naked to pee! My best friend teased me about that until we graduated highschool!

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All i know is that no matter what i try i always get pee on my foot/shoe. Nowdays i refuse to go anywhere to far froma toilet.

Jayce - posted on 08/14/2011

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I'm laughing so hard right now...

i think the other ladies have the pee thing covered but if you don't want to wipe with leaves, make sure you have a sock with you (the mates of the socks that are eaten by the dryer are perfect for this) and use it to wipe. Ever wonder why you see socks on the side of the road - now you know.

Becky - posted on 08/14/2011

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We go Canoeing & Kayaking all the time . . . there are no bathroom's along the river & sometimes we are out for 6-8 hours! I was amazed that the first time I explained to my daughter how to squat on the river bank, she was already a pro at the age of 5! Swat, lean as far forward as your balance will allow . . . we almost never have an issue with wet shoes or pants. The down side, my daughter has no shame & I think prefers peeing in the woods now! At 9 if she's gotta go, she'd rather squat in the woods than walk the mile back to the trailer! lol!

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Funny thread! I grew up camping with my family and doing long drives in Western Australia. Many many roadside stops where the only option was to go around the back of the car or behind a bush, drop pants, squat and pee. I thought everyone learnt that growing up!

When I was in Uganda almost all the women (except some in the centre of Kampala) wore skirts. I soon worked out why. I was travelling long distance by bus and the bus had to stop as there had been an accident on the road. Everyone got off, trooped up the hill a bit and peed. Easy for blokes as usual, and fine for the Ugandan women with their skirts, squatting discreetly was not so much of a problem. For me in my trousers it was much more difficult!

Oh oh and my best pee story (I sound waaay too much of an expert on this). I was an activist in the linked action http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/climat... (yeah that's me in orange). It was a long day and well... you get the idea. I waited until the news helicopter had left, ducked behind a turret, covered myself with a rain poncho and poured the container into the gutter.

Stifler's - posted on 08/14/2011

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To be honest I am a barefoot bandit and especially when we go camping or 4WD it's always at the beach and I always pee on my foot accidentally.

Stifler's - posted on 08/14/2011

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Get a milk crate, cut a hole in the top and dig a hole and sit it over the top.

Carolee - posted on 08/13/2011

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Dig a small pit near the base of a tree and a mini trench leading away from it. Straddle the pit (butt still off the ground), and lean against the tree for support. The mini trench will keep the pee off your pants/shoes.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/13/2011

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I think it is hysterical! Take every opportunity to take a pee out side, and report back! LMFAO!

Elfrieda - posted on 08/13/2011

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Okay, I'm laughing way too much over this! Thanks, ladies, I'm going to try a lot of these suggestions. I'm actually kind of tempted to go into the back yard and try right now. Is that wrong?

Amber-Dawn - posted on 08/13/2011

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When I go camping, I bring along a bucket and the seat from my toilet...

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/13/2011

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Sara, that is the exactly only way I don't pee down my leg or my pants....my husband has had to hold my hand and help many times!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/13/2011

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I have the same problem Elfreida, i cannot squat to pee without getting it on myself. It is a talent as far as I am concerned.

Mrs. - posted on 08/13/2011

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I really love that it was suggested to look up squirting porn...I think that is awesome.

Unfortunately, I've always had male roommates so I don't have to go to google to look that up - sadly.

Mrs. - posted on 08/13/2011

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I do Jenn's method when I am out running in the ravine or in real rugged places. I find a bush, squat and push my pants out of the way. It does require some flexibility I know some folks don't have, but it works a charm for me. Unless someone pops out into the path or bush...then I push up the pants quick.

I also tend to bring napkins everywhere for my daughter. She usually comes along in a running stroller...the napkins double as tp.

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I've wiped with leaves before, its not that big of a deal to me...maybe i should be worried....LOL

Katherine - posted on 08/13/2011

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This one time at camp 13(years old) I had to poop so bad. I had to sit on a log and wipe my ass with leaves. How traumatic is THAT? It was called over night survival.

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I always bring a partner to hold a towel or blanket up behind me and make sure there are lots of bushes in front. Then i just squat and pull my pants out of the way.

Rosie - posted on 08/13/2011

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whenever i do that my pee ends up squirting out and UP, like i'm in a porn or something. go look at a squirting porn if you don't know what i'm talking about, lol.

Katherine - posted on 08/13/2011

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Uh, I don't do it, because every time I do I pee on myself or shoe.

Jenn - posted on 08/13/2011

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Squat right down low, grab your pants in front and hold them out of the way.

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I've been known to use Jennifer's technique, she described it perfectly :-)

My friend bought a she wee to use at festivals and said it was great because she didn't have to use the scummy festival toilets. You just hold it in position and wee standing up like a man so no need to worry about showing too much.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Shewee-Bright-Pi...

Jenni - posted on 08/13/2011

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Try sitting on a log and leaning a wee bit forward.

Or if a log isn't available, scrunch the seat of your pants/shorts with your hand (so they're not in the way). Spread your feet out as far as possible and get as close to the ground as you can! LOL hope this helps!

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I don't go places w/out bathrooms.... unless I'm not going to be there long enough to need to pee. When camping.... I have a large cup in the tent to pee in and dump it outside the tent. Yep, tmi, but YOU asked..... lol

Ez - posted on 08/13/2011

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I make it a point to never go anywhere that doesn't have a toilet :-p No camping or hiking for me lol

Rosie - posted on 08/13/2011

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lol, the last time i went camping, i had this wonderful epiphany watching my boys pee. i wanted to stand too dammit!! so i grabbed a cup and cupped it on my genitals and peed away. my pants were up the whole time except for a few moment spent placing the cup. only bad thing was that i apparnatly pee ALOT and it almost overflowed before i was done, lol.

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