If you’ve debated whether to squat or hang, how deep to dig your hole, or how the heck to “pack it out,” this is the guidance you’re looking for. 


Who are we?

How to Poop in the Woods is a site for anyone who has looked down the barrel of an impending camping trip and thought, “Shit! Where do I shit?” It is dedicated to weekend warriors who already love the backcountry and rookies who are ready to dip their toes. We tackle everything from backpacking basics to more existential discussions around what it means to love the outdoors.


“Welcome to the blog that helps you unclog the log”

— Dan Rosen, Muse & Media Contributor


While I am by no means an expert, I have either wondered about all of our subject matter or tackled the issues firsthand. I’ve supplemented my stories with wisdom from outdoor instructors I've worked or backpacked with as well as numerous articles written by people much smarter than I am. If you have a question that you’d like me to delve into, please get in touch and I’ll do my best.

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How To

Easy-to-remember steps for backcountry staples

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Gear Guide

Gear comparisons, reviews, hacks, and charming anecdotes

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Musings about what it's like to be a woman in the backcountry

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