Fall is in the air — the bugs are finally going away. It's warm and sunny during the day and crisp and cool at night. It's the best time of the year to go camping.
Spending time outside in nature alone or with friends can be a blessing to your overall health, but not if you are stressing out about how to pee when there are no toilets.
The Problems with Squatting
Those of us who cannot stand to pee while fully clothed know the problems with squatting to pee in the great outdoors.
- Itchy plants
- Other humans
- Inconvenient and time-consuming
- Physical problems like painful knees
- TP must be packed in and out
The Solution to Squatting
A stand-to-pee device like the pStyleis one of the autumn camping essentials that can ease your worries and make the experience pleasant - even fun!
Keeping a distance from the ground protects you from insects and plants like poison ivy. With a pStyle, you won't need to bare any skin in cold or wet conditions.
If other humans are around, you don't need to worry about exposing yourself to them. Turning your back is enough to maintain modesty.
Convenient and Quick
If you've ever wanted to know how to pee faster — these devices are one way to speed up the process. It takes time to unbuckle and pull down pants or shorts. If you are hiking with a heavy pack that would need to be removed to squat and pee, being able to unzip your pants, place the device, and go saves a lot of time and effort.
People who have physical limitations to squatting still love hiking and autumn camping. Rather than feeling limited to staying close to a developed campground with toilets, getting a stand-to-pee device gives people the freedom to roam and stay hydrated.
Less or No TP
The pStyle has a wiping feature, which means a lot of users won't need toilet paper and will have less garbage to pack out. If wiping with the pStyle isn't quite enough, consider pairing it with a reusable pee cloth like the Kula Cloth.
The Basics of Respectful Urination
You also need to know a few things about urine to take the stress out of figuring out how to pee while camping.
Urine is meant to go on the ground and return to the nutrient cycle. However, the more people that visit a place, the more you need to be mindful of peeing respectfully.
There are a few ways urine can be a nuisance:
- If directly applied to plant leaves, the nitrogen can burn them.
- Degrades metal, wood, and concrete
- It causes a smell when concentrated in one place
- Can pollute water
- Toilet paper left on the ground
With a urine device like the pStyle, you can mitigate these potential nuisances by aiming your urine onto the ground near plants, which can help fertilize them instead of burning them. You can pick out spots where others have not peed and keep well away from water. Wiping with the pStyle means TP is not even an issue.
Free to Enjoy the Fall
The next time a friend asks you to go camping for the weekend to revel in the fall foliage, you won't need to ask yourself how to pee anymore.
Order your favorite color pStyle (or two - your friends will get jealous when they see you using it) and say yes!