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in: Manly Skills, Outdoors

June 15, 2016 Last updated: July 29, 2016

Pooping in the Woods: How to Dig a Cathole

how to dig a cathole poop in the woods illustration

When nature calls and you’re in its house, no toilets are going to spring up out of the ground ready to use. A good outdoorsman knows to dispose of their waste properly, using Leave No Trace ethics to dig a cathole in an appropriate location. Properly executed, a cathole ensures that your business decomposes quickly so your favorite trails and outdoor havens stay clean and tidy.

Illustration by Ted Slampyak