Perhaps the best, most enjoyable, most satisfying toilet paper substitute is snow. When hiking southbound on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in 2014, I found myself hiking through hundreds of miles of snow in northern Washington, which sometimes made it quite difficult to find some actual ground to dig a hole into.
In this manner, can you leave bamboo toilet paper in the woods?
Bamboo also is hypo-allergenic making it an excellent choice for those with allergies. Because it is packaged as a roll, you will have to make your own protective package to carry the toilet paper in your pack.
Hereof, how do you pack toilet paper for backpacking?
With a Ziploc bag and a small trash bag, that’s how (at that’s one way). Furthermore, first put the trash bag inside the Ziploc. Then put the paper in the trash bag and fold it up. Next seal the Ziploc and put in pack to carry out.
How do you poop on a hike?
How to Poop While Hiking. If you have to poop and can’t make it an outhouse, head 200 feet (70 big steps) away from trails, campsites and water sources. Use a trowel, stick, tent peg, or rock to dig a hole 6” (15cm) deep. Poop in the cat hole, then cover it up with dirt.
Toilet paper should be used sparingly. We recommend using plain, white, non-perfumed biodegradable toilet paper if you are committed to using a proper cathole technique and plan to bury it. Always make sure you know the regulations in the area you are hiking, as some places require you pack out all used toilet paper.
Use a Pee-Kerchief.
It’s important that you pee 200 feet away from water sources, trails and campsites to avoid impacting the natural environment or risk spreading illness to fellow outdoor adventurers. If you’re on a slope, pee facing downhill so it flows away from you and not back down onto your feet.
Because the sun’s heat will penetrate desert soils several inches, it can eventually kill pathogens if the feces are buried properly. South-facing slopes and ridge tops will have more exposure to sun and heat than other areas.