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I think this is enshrined in French and Italian law.
Sandwich bags mate.
> Sandwich bags mate.
But always better to eat your sandwiches first and get yer partner to hold the bag open for ya.
You can buy bags for this purpose...Been meaning to try em.
Depending on your accuracy, the (atmospheric!) wind and the likely consistency, you can lay a sheet of tinfoil/doubled clingfilm on the floor & release.
Or a carrier bag, the handles can be handy. Do be aware that some of them have holes in! And remember there will likely be some peeing involved, so watch where the old chap is pointing.
A cracking read, this book makes shitting really interesting. There is so much more than simply digging a hole these days.
Chapter 3 is where it's at.
What you need are WAG bags, available from Needle Sports. I used them in the States, where they are compulsory in some parks. It seems a bit strange at first to perform in a bag, but when you consider the mess left behind on popular mountains like Ben Nevis it's a shame they aren't used more in this country.
I read once about a Himalayan expedidion (I have no ambitions to go there myself) where standard procedure was to shit into a saucepan, put said (soiled!) saucepan outside tent until the job freezes. Then tap the back of the saucepan (obviously holding it outside the tent!) to remove the turd. Apparently, the pan is supposed to be really clean afterwards (i.e. clean enough to cook with!).
> I read once about a Himalayan expedidion (I have no ambitions to go there myself) where standard procedure was to shit into a saucepan...
If I was to ever crawl into my tent and find my tent-mate shitting in the communal saucepan, I think I'd be finding another use for my ice axe.
I recollect a report of a Japanese(?) climber on fairly high on Everest who went just a few feet from the tent for a crap in the night & went straight down a hidden crevasse. A crap way to die, so to speak.
Ive never had a dump without having a whiz at the same time so dont forget to aim well!!
Being a carp angler, shitting in my bivvy is something ive got down to a fine art and find a mk1 plastic bag, sometimes with a handful of soil (for the piss to soak into) does the job just fine!!
And remember, what you brought with you must be taken away :-)
I remember reading Alan Hinkes account of being so dehydrated and generally f*cked up at altitude that he would resort to fishing it out with a twig so to speak (or his own hands.) Any sign of constipation in my circles had henceforth been questioned with 'have you got a Hinkes?'
It has took plenty of attempts but I have it down to a fine art now - its all about the diet and timing to be able to hold it just long enough till you reach the CIC hut then lay it on the doorstep
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