Going Potty In The Wilderness
It is actually pretty funny the faces people make when I first say, "Kula Cloth is an Antimicrobial Pee Cloth" : Scrunched up noses, mouths that look like they just tasted a lemon, some people even look straight up grossed out, like almost a pukey face - those people generally won't even listen to the explanation lol
So I will admit it: I was one of the scrunched nose & pursed lip people at first, and then I got sick of the TP/Wipes & Hiking Situation - for packing reasons and for eco reasons I decided to give Kula Cloth a try: LOVE It!!!!!!!! When I first used it hiking I was SO glad it was packed because I frigging hate Drip Dry, and come to think of it; I do not think I know a woman who doesn't hate drip dry. Kula Cloth remedies that! Kula Cloth seriously should be in every womens pack! Day to day also: Wonderful when you land up in a restroom that is out of TP but you have a Kula.
Camping: When you dont have to worry about packing enough TP/Wipes for both ends, it makes life a little less stressful. BUT Kula is not for the do-do, just the pee. If you use it for #2 you best be cleaning the crap out of it (pun intended) as soon as you get your pants back up. Kula Cloth is a PEE Cloth, not a do-do cloth.
TP or Wipes: We like biodegrable wipes for Camping because we use them for #2 and we use them for wiping hands & ourselves off.
When we camp we car camp these days (my broken body can't take packing in lol but we do dispersed not campgrounds), so I put a trash bag by the campsite craphole, and it may gross some of you out (many of you already do what I am about to say), but we put the wipes in the trash bag when we are done wiping - DON'T drop them in the craphole or things get messy. (If you accidentally drop your Kula in the craphole - ew! Clean the crap out of it if you do!)
DYK: You should not bury wipes, even 100% Biodegradable Wipes.
We also pack out the wipes we use to wipe hands, phones, etc. : Leave No Trace.
Craphole is my name for a Cathole.
Side Note: I just LOVE these illustrations by The Art Of Manliness!
One Last Reminder: Don't use your Kula Cloth for the #2 unless you want to clean it ASAP.
TP: There are all sorts of companies making TP that is safe to use in the wilderness these days - it is pretty awesome how many eco friendly tp companies have come out in the last couple years! Unfortunately we have not tried any of them yet so we cannot recommend one. If you have TP suggestions - or any bathroom break suggestions - please leave a comment: Sharing is caring.
Until next time friends,
Live Life Outside.