When overlanding, it is important to have a plan for managing your bathroom needs. Here are some options for using the bathroom while overlanding:
- Portable Toilets: Portable toilets, such as camping toilets or "chemical toilets," can be used in remote locations where there is no access to regular restrooms.
- Public Restrooms: If you are camping in a developed area with access to public restrooms, you can use these facilities to meet your bathroom needs.
- Wilderness Toilets: In remote wilderness areas, you may need to use a "wilderness toilet" or "leave no trace" toilet, which involves digging a hole and burying your waste.
- Vehicle-mounted Toilets: Some overlanding vehicles are equipped with built-in toilets or have the option to install a vehicle-mounted toilet.
- Showers: If you have access to hot water, you can use a camping shower to clean up and freshen up, and there are also portable shower bags available.
When overlanding, it is important to have a plan for managing your bathroom needs, whether that means using portable toilets, public restrooms, wilderness toilets, vehicle-mounted toilets, or showers. Make sure to bring necessary supplies and follow Leave No Trace principles to minimize your impact on the environment.