A Loo With A View!

30th January 2013

We all can sometimes have inhibitions when it comes to going to the loo outdoors, so it is good to know what is involved. When it comes down to it, going to the “loo” in the outdoors, it can be a liberating and fun experience.

Our toilet is located well away from camp and will normally have a spectacular view over the river somewhere and of course reading material. All of our waste is taken out, apart from pee, which goes into a pee bucket and this sterile liquid goes into the river each morning. At the toilet, after your business is taken care of, there is a handwash set up to wash your hands. Again in the kitchen of all our camps, we have another handwash ensuring hygiene is well taken care of.

Your Scenic Loo

So what happens during the day if you have the urge? Our toilet is always accessible during the day, and if you need a pee, then we suggest using the nearest rock or tree. Women often wonder how this will work for them. Not a bad idea to pack on your trip is a FUD or Feminine Urinary Device which can be purchased from many online stores.

Bottom line, it is not a big deal. Enjoy it and enjoy that loo with a view!

by Hamish McMaster

Hamish McMaster is the Water By Nature owner. He has spent the past 25 years exploring and playing on the world's great rivers. He still loves nothing more than getting out there and sharing adventures.


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