That number shocked us, because frankly, we can't quite figure out why. That leaves packing it out, which for weight-conscious backpackers, seems like a totally unnecessary pain in the behind. Instead, on your next hike or backpacking trip, try one of these alternatives. Photo by Willow Belden. Wash the rag every few days. The Pibella was our tester's favorite FUD for long-distance backpacking or peeing discreetly.
Gentlemen, you probably don't need to read this—for you, urinating in the woods is as simple as unzipping and then re-zipping your fly. However, knowing where to do is important. We ladies, on the other hand, sometimes dehydrate ourselves on purpose just to avoid the indignity of bearing our bottoms to the world when we have to go. Hey, ladies—don't do that! Try our patented "peeing in public" procedure instead:. We like this method because it provides some cover, even if you're in the tundra or a snowy landscape where no natural cover is to be had. It also shields your backside—however minimally—from bad weather if you're "going" in the winter.
UTI bacteria use hooks to hang on inside you when you pee
We were hanging out around the fire in Algonquin Park when Natalie excused herself to go pee. A few minutes later I was ready to go on a rescue mission for her when she finally emerged from the pines. Natalie calmly explained that it always took her a while to pee in the woods because she had to get her shoes off, then take her pants and underwear off. If you are peeing on a hill, escarpment or side of a mountain, always position yourself facing downward. If you pee uphill or onto a rounded mound of dirt, the pee will make a stream that somehow will always head right for your feet.
While I was riding out this morning, I suddenly realized how great it is to be able to train with leg wamers. And not with long winter pants. Yes, us women do pee while out training. That is THE answer to the most asked question by men. Second question on the list is always: how do you do it?