Rules of engagement:
The hole you poop in must be at least 6 inches deep, so approximately 15cms.
You must not poop within 200 feet, so approximately 61 metres of a river or waterway of any kind.
It can contaminate the water and possibly make animals and even humans sick.
Don’t poop right next to the track.
On the Three Capes Walk I was given a guide of the types of animal poop and how to identify it, that’s defiantly not a poop people want to spot
Don’t poop where people put up their tents.
There’s nothing worse than setting up your tent to find you have put it right next to a giant human turd. If you need to go to the toilet during the night make sure you have a good head torch that can help lead the way to your royal throne.
Either bury your toilet paper (low grade ply) along with your poop or more preferably pop it into a zip lock bag to store it until you can pop it into a bin.
If you are camping and are allowed a camp fire, burn it!
Never bury toilet paper in sandy soil as it won’t break down.
Take a good hand shovel that has a spike/pik on it just in case the ground’s hard to dig. If you don’t have something sharp then poor a bit of water onto the soil to soften it first before digging.
Remember to pack a good hand sanitizer to use afterwards to eliminate the risk of germs, alternately you could use baby wipes. Make sure to not discard the baby wipes but place them into a plastic bag and take with you when you leave.
Feminine hygiene products should always be placed in a zip lock bag and carried out with you when you leave.
Before leaving for your hike or camping trip make sure you have your ‘Poop Pack’ ready to go.
It would be rather ‘crappy’ to be bitten on the bum whilst pooping so make sure you haven’t dug right next to a jack jumpers nest