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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketsocks View Post
    Once I pooped in a tree stump.



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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketsocks View Post
    Once I pooped in a tree stump.

    At least it wasn't a geocache.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcasm the elf View Post
    At least it wasn't a geocache.
    next time I see ya I'll have to tell ya a story, it wouldn't be appropriate here...even for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by saltysack View Post
    A good rotting stump or log is primo...just watch out for spiders and snakes.....


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    ...and please don't forget to flush
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketsocks View Post
    Once I pooped in a tree stump.
    ...i hope no one was home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketsocks View Post
    ...i hope no one was home.
    There's a brown ground squirrel in Lyle canyon in the Sierra!!!! Poor thing sure hope he had another exit.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by trailmercury View Post
    Deuce of Spades is cheaper (what I carry)
    I am an Ultralighter by the way, but still feel the very small weight penalty is worth it.
    These trowels are much more effective than using a stick/rock/trekking pole.
    With a weight of 0.5 oz it barely makes a difference!
    I believe Walmart has lightweight plastic garden trowels for around or under a buck and they pretty much weigh nothing.. they also have a " hanging hole" in the handle that a carabiner would go through..


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    Quote Originally Posted by saltysack View Post
    I guess I've never measured the 6" per say but have never had trouble finding duff on the ground that sufficient covers all contents well and fairly deep. I also make a point to go well off trail usually near or inside a rotting tree as so well away from others....on JMT simply covering with a large rock or finding a good deep ground squirrel hole was never an issue...... Yea I packed out most TP....


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    Does anyone else pack out soiled TP? I carry this stuff with me:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000T...xTL&ref=plSrch

    I never pack out TP. If the ground is too hard to dig an adequate hole (I have a QiWiz Ti trowel) then I'll spread it, hide it as best I can, including the TP. I have never made a "bad job" anywhere except off trail and out of sight.

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    "Deuce of Spades" wins the prize for most appropriate and original title for similar implements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hosh View Post
    Skurka is an advocate of the heel method. It might work in areas covered with years worth of pine needle duff, but not so much in soil with tree roots and stones. I carry the Deuce of Spades and it works well, in situation of really tough digging, I will put on my Mechanics gloves since the edges are thin.
    From my small section hikes I can't see how he was able to do it with a heel. I used a wide tent peg and for Christmas was given a Deuce of Spades. The specialized tent peg (which is aimed at use in sand and such) was barely adequate, I can't see how anyone is able to get through the hard dirt in places with a heel or a hiking pole.

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    Using a heel will put a whoopin' on the knees

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcasm the elf View Post
    Kevin I believe you are required to quote the bible any time you are posting on this subject.
    I'll answer that request:

    From the book of Deuteronomy (in which Moses is informing the children of Israel on sanitation practices): "Designate a place outside the camp where you can go to relieve yourself. As part of your equipment have something to dig with, and when you relieve yourself, dig a hole and cover up your excrement." (Deuteronomy 23:12-13)

    I know you were being sarcastic, but it is interesting to note that thousands of years ago, this was considered proper sanitation practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saltysack View Post
    Is this considered a luxury item?....


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    not when you got a turtle poking it's head out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lesliedgray View Post
    I believe Walmart has lightweight plastic garden trowels for around or under a buck and they pretty much weigh nothing.. they also have a " hanging hole" in the handle that a carabiner would go through..


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    IMHO, I can pretty much guarantee that a plastic trowel that weighs nearly nothing won't stand up to the first hole dug. I have yet to see soil that isn't laced with rocks and roots. Cat holes requires a sharp, tough implement such as the deuce of spades or QiWiz' Big Dig. Sharp Titanium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zelph View Post
    you're saying a tupperware flour scoop will cut through roots and dislodge rocks in the soil? what section of the AT doe this work on? ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Secondmouse View Post
    you're saying a tupperware flour scoop will cut through roots and dislodge rocks in the soil? what section of the AT doe this work on? ..
    Same place the heel of a boot will dig a hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-FOURce View Post
    Does anyone else pack out soiled TP? I carry this stuff with me:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000T...xTL&ref=plSrch

    I never pack out TP. If the ground is too hard to dig an adequate hole (I have a QiWiz Ti trowel) then I'll spread it, hide it as best I can, including the TP. I have never made a "bad job" anywhere except off trail and out of sight.

    LNT. pack it out
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    Quote Originally Posted by PennyPincher View Post
    LNT. pack it out
    What about incineration?

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