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    The Wandering Bull - AT&FT EndToEnder 2005 djessop's Avatar
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    Default Outhouses on the LT?

    Hello...

    I have a thing against crappin' in the woods. On my AT hike in 05, I made it all the way to the state of NY before I had to do it. So I am wondering, do the shelters have ****ters? All of them or almost all of them? I remember the shelters on the AT section of the LT to be some of the best of the whole trail so I am assuming they do... thanks!

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    Maybe a liquid diet would be in order

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    Every shelter on the LT has a privy. It's about an even split as to whether each is a composting or mouldering type, so check to see if, technically, you should be peeing in it or not. They are usually signed as to which type they are.


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    Talking Talk about taking LNT to an extreme...

    Quote Originally Posted by djessop View Post
    ...I have a thing against crappin' in the woods. On my AT hike in 05, I made it all the way to the state of NY before I had to do it...
    Ouch. Sounds painful. And obviously you're not a gram weenie either. That's gotta be a lot of extra weight.

    I'd try more fiber.
    I was self employed once, but it proved too stressful. My boss was a jerk and my employee was a slacker - I didn't know whether to quit or fire myself.

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    Must have been a relief to get out of the Smokies
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    If I may ask, when are you planning to hike the LT? After my plans for an AT section fell through this past Spring I've been thinking of a Fall hike in Vt.

    My son is spending 5 months there soon as part of his Fellowship field work so it seems to fit.

    Tom

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    Thanks for the help folks.

    WalkingStick: My pack weighed 18 lbs with 2 days food and water but in the Smokies I had a carrying weight of up to 25 lbs...if you get my drift ;-)

    Tom: I will be thru-hiking the LT NOBO August 3-16 2008. Hope to see ya on the trail!

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    Quote Originally Posted by djessop View Post
    Thanks for the help folks.

    WalkingStick: My pack weighed 18 lbs with 2 days food and water but in the Smokies I had a carrying weight of up to 25 lbs...if you get my drift ;-)
    Yea all that fiber stuff is overrated anyways... better man then I. Have a great hike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quoddy View Post
    Every shelter on the LT has a privy. It's about an even split as to whether each is a composting or mouldering type.
    A mouldering privy is a type of composting privy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djessop View Post
    ...On my AT hike in 05, I made it all the way to the state of NY before I had to do it....
    How can one make it through GSMNP and the section between Spivey Gap and Damascus without sh1ttin' in the woods?

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    Turns out that the guy who wrote the book (literally) on composting and mouldering privies, that is used as the bible by the ATC, runs the stewardship program for the GMC. He's also on the stewardship council of the ATC. That's why the crappers on the LT are so fine.

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    Yep, there's one at every shelter. Some are works of art, most are at least decent places to do one's business. A few are palatial with room to change or wash, or if the shelter itself is under construction, room for two to get out of the rain and cook a hot lunch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlylight View Post
    Turns out that the guy who wrote the book (literally) on composting and mouldering privies, that is used as the bible by the ATC, runs the stewardship program for the GMC. He's also on the stewardship council of the ATC. That's why the crappers on the LT are so fine.
    Do you mean this guy?
    http://www.greenmountainclub.org/page.php?id=233

    I met him at Griffith Lake... a celebrity!

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    No, I meant Pete Antos-Ketcham. Here's the manual: ATC's Backcountry Sanitation Manual.

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    My favorite. Privy art at Birch Glen.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 4eyedbuzzard View Post
    Ouch. Sounds painful. And obviously you're not a gram weenie either. That's gotta be a lot of extra weight.

    I'd try more fiber.

    funniest thing i read all week

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    Default Sunrise Shelter Privy

    Working on an E2E. Spent a night at Sunrise. Take a look at that privy and you'll be happy to Sh1t in the woods. It defines nasty.

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