There has been a flowering of accessories that make peeing outside even easier in recent years, so we wanted to re-share this piece with a little primer to the world of, uh, natural peeing devices, at the bottom. When I was 10, I learned how to pee outside. We camped the whole way down and the whole way back. Camping was heaven. Living under the sky.
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Sara stands outside on a summer day in the countryside, and feels the urge. She looks: The coast is clear. She squats, pulls her underwear aside, and pees. For people with vulvas , peeing outside, like many other things—becoming president, screaming during a work meeting, wearing comfortable but fashionable shoes—is just not extended to us as a social norm. Now with public bathrooms and restrooms in private businesses—often inaccessible in the best of times—overwhelmingly closed, women are faced with a challenge: to do any sort of safe socialization, a good old-fashioned nature pee may be necessary. View on Instagram.
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Not long ago I returned from an amazing bikepacking trip in a remote region of Patagonia. I carried days of food on my bike, camped alone beneath gorgeous starry skies, and saw very few people. It seemed things had gotten a little weird, though, when I finally spent a night in a hostel in town. When nature called, I actually felt annoyed that I needed to leave my room and walk all the way down the hall to pee in a real toilet. Just peeing behind a tree or wherever would have been so much easier.