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Me- *maybe I should join permies.com*

Also me- Women peeing outdoors. Wait wat.

Haha reading a bit of this I see that much to my relief it's not what I first thought! Anyhow, yeah, peeing outside is convenient and it's never bothered me. I'm not about to purchase some contraption I need to wash though. Just squat and go. I'll usually grab a burdock leaf on my way to whatever bush I'm headed for. It just never made sense to me to trek back to the house any time I needed to pee. If it was acceptable for men to do it, I saw no reason women couldn't do it too.
 
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Pee outside its good for the garden ....but if you take birthcontrol antibiotics  blah blah blah
..keep it in the outhouse ...clean pee is good pee from anyone
 
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Very old thread here but just wanted to say that I set up a bucket full of biochar when I make some then use that to pee in for a day. I figure it charges the biochar with nutritients
 
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Kim Goodwin wrote:I like pee-ing outside, but when I got in my later 20's, I had some changes to my physical anatomy due to an autoimmune disease.  This caused the "stream" to suddenly pull to one side.  So if squatting to pee, suddenly it would go down my leg into my shoe!  There is no way to change angle and make it work consistently - I've tried over and over and over. This autoimmune condition rare in young women, but affects a good proportion of women over 40, and can reshape (the term I prefer to "deform") the genitalia a bit.  Causing odd effects like angled pee-streams.  Later, I got sick in my adulthood, and for many years couldn't hold a crouch, but that's another issue, really.



This can be an issue for me too. I haven't been diagnosed with anything, but I'll look into it. There's no way to aim and I don't know why I started going sideways recently. I used to "hover" at public toilets (I always wipe up the sprinkle) but once the stream went sideways and ran down my leg it was so embarrassing. Now I wipe the seat, lay down toilet paper and sit. Thanks for sharing your experience Kim! I haven't been camping since this started happening to me but even before, it was always a sprinkly mess, so I only consider outdoor pee-ing to be a camping activity, and would just put up with feeling un-clean.

If it's every-day life, I will take the indoors option. It actually saves water if I don't have to shower and launder after pee-ing.
 
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Just used my shewee after a few beers and got it round the wrong way (HOW? ) and soaked my shorts and flip flops. SCORE!
 
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This thread is hilarious!  Thank you Paul for not being squeamish.
Firmly in camp B! Although most of my friends think I'm crazy...
Some things we've done here on the homestead to make things easier
Willow coppices in mulch basins make a great place to go with no splashing...good for folk who are visiting and you don't know if they are healthy or medicated...we made woven wood screens for privacy...from willow no less!
Multiple small compost piles...great for dumping the chamber pot from overnight and a quick place to drop your tp...cover over the winter to mellow and plant squash or melons in the spring.
Outdoor bucket sink...the "dirty" water gets thrown in the above mentioned willow coppices and it's operated by foot pump so clean hands before or after is a breeze.
We have a BSF composting setup for humanure.
Tried a "go girl" thing, more trouble than it's worth! I keep a large mouthed mason jar in the vehicle for real emergencies.
I have to say I am quite jealous of you other ladies who can pee standing up without making a mess! I've never gotten the hang of it...

 
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I was worried when I saw a video link in this thread lol.  Ladies can get a little device that allows them to pee while standing or easily fill a vessel for distribution on the compost pile or garden beds.  Here are some ideas you can pick up at your local outdoor store.  https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipMEA2qDoshMqRcKlWRofSCYUVtBFcyVByrt--Me
 
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There's always going in a bucket indoors (I prefer the rubber bucket), & then setting in on the back porch (covered, along with kitchen scraps) until it can be diluted & added to the compost pile.
 
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katchmoleen Hatfield wrote:Yes, I will surely let you know.

I do not like squatting due to the splash factor, and also (ALERT TMI) as women age, their anatomy changes and things don't come out in a nice straight stream....more likely to come out sideways etc. And that's all I'll say about that! 



Not sure it’s even an age thing πŸ˜‰
 
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Camp B! Between bad knees, and in the last few years, 'going sideways', squatting is not an option, for me. I have & use one of these: https://www.amazon.com/pStyle-Lavender/dp/B002AA8GDG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1535671527&sr=8-3&keywords=pstyle+female+urination+device&dpID=41qW-TeNHAL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch
We are bikers and we're looking for land to buy, and we travel - indoor facilities just aren't always an option. I carry an old bandana, stuffed inside (just in case), and attach it to my edc hip bag, in its own pouch. Cleaning me up is a non-issue, because if used correctly, you won't need to. Cleaning it up is a matter of flicking it downward a time or two - maybe use the banana to dry it some more. Tuck it back into the pouch, & away we go. When 'wee' get home, then I wash it with soap.
 
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I just squat and go... always aim downhill, never onto a hard surface. I've never had much difficulty with it. If you're wearing a skirt mind where it hangs so it doesn't intercept your stream. I don't mind getting it on my feet.
 
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paul wheaton wrote:It is entirely inappropriate for me to bring this up.



Perhaps, inappropriate for some in the west. Here in Southeast Asia, however, it is not uncommon for both men and women to pee and shower outside. Many homes in this part of the world, do not have inside toilets / showers. We do, because that was something I was going to have built, prior to moving to rural Cambodia on the farm, from the city.
 
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I saw this on amazon today in my recommended items.

Took me by surprise.

Reminded me of this thread.
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Those with female anatomy in our home pee outside with no problem, but we worry about age making that harder. Also, men seem to enjoy peeing outside way more. The satisfaction on some men's faces when they just pissed out a fire is the image of pure bliss!
 
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Virginia West wrote:The satisfaction on some men's faces when they just pissed out a fire is the image of pure bliss!



Or, when we were boys and tried to write our names in the snow.
 
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I'm new to the Permies forums. So hi!

The very first topic I came across was this one and I just had to laugh.
My personal solution puts me in neither category 'A' nor 'B'......or maybe both?
(Either way, I'm on the 'edge', lol).

My rented place has a septic tank which I do my best to avoid using.
In my laundry room (so, ok, it's technically indoors, but it's right next to the back door) I've placed a commode chair - the type that many elderly and disabled people use -
which is where I pee.
It has a conventional toilet seat, so it's comfortable and there's no issue of splashies, and a removable plastic bucket with a lid, so also no smellies.

When it gets half full I dilute it with some laundry water (which I collect in a bucket from each wash) and add it with the paper to the compost/kitchen-scraps-disposal-system.

I bought the commode chair for a few dollars from a charity shop. They are in plentiful supply (at least where I live) so, yeah, no new materials are needed.


 
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Hello ladies, I got a "go girl" for my wife about 3 years ago because she likes to go hunting with me and, after almost falling in her own pee several times sitting on a log or leaning against a tree to try to pee and not get it on her clothes, she saw it an said heck yeah i'd give it a try. So, I bought her one and gave it to her. It took a little getting used to she said you know getting it in the right spot.. but she said once she got it and figured out how to use it for her body she loved it. She no longer has to drop her pants all the way down now to pee. She has said she loves it especially hunting because in the winter all the extra layers we have on and how cold it is it was ruff for her to try to drop her clothes lean against a frozen tree keep her footing and pee.
 
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Well class me as type A for peeing in doors but if your out and cut short then you've got no option than to take the bush root so I fall in to B also lol
 
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