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    I am a Hut Overseer on the AT as it winds it's way through the Shenandoah National Park. At the present time PATC is replacing the old "drop privies" with moldering privies. I am interested in buying a quantity of the "No pee in Privy" signs that I have seen in New Hampshire and other locales along the Trail. Can anyone provide me with a source where I could buy the sign?

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    Contact AMC, I'd guess they know, they put them there. http://www.outdoors.org/about/contact/index.cfm

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    most likley custom, I am thinking you should contact a local "Fast Signs"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Old Owl View Post
    most likley custom, I am thinking you should contact a local "Fast Signs"
    Or stop at Staples for some sign stock and a Sharpie

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    Or hire a bunch of people to just stand in the privies and stare disapprovingly at you if you decide to pee in privy.

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    I imagine no guys pee in the privies, it's just much easier and nicer to go behind a tree, the exception would be when doing their "business". That only leaves girls. Is that who you want to keep out?

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    "GIRLS KEEP OUT" that should work
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    I kinda have to pee whenever I need to "drop a deuce." If my bladders full they just happen together. I suppose I could empty my bladder prior to entering the privy for the big "download", but it would take a really conscious effort, and I'm often not that conscious.

    My bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john gault View Post
    I imagine no guys pee in the privies
    when i drop a duece the pee invariably flows and i can't stop it. oh well

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    I really wish folks would just actually re-fill the duff buckets (and use them) the addition of leaves to a composting privy is so essential and SOOOO EASY

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBCFlash View Post
    I kinda have to pee whenever I need to "drop a deuce." If my bladders full they just happen together. I suppose I could empty my bladder prior to entering the privy for the big "download", but it would take a really conscious effort, and I'm often not that conscious.My bad.
    I was thinking the same thing.... And if you have to poo bad enough, it's going to be real trouble to stand outside and pee without the other occurring too. And I'm sure they would rather have a little pee in the privy, than my underwear.
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    I know that in some words the pee is silent, as in "swimming".

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    no swimming in the privies!!!

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    I believe that the GATC found that urine enhanced the function of the mouldering privy. Do you have actual science to back up the no pee in privy policy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don H View Post
    "GIRLS KEEP OUT" that should work

    Too funny!

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    If you would like feel free to contact me. I own a sign shop and would love to help out. Hiking NOBO in mid march.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john gault View Post
    I imagine no guys pee in the privies, it's just much easier and nicer to go behind a tree, the exception would be when doing their "business". That only leaves girls. Is that who you want to keep out?
    . Some of the better signs I've seen are just typed up on the computer, but explain the reasoning of why not to pee in the privies. (being from Connecticut I don't buy into the dont pee in the privy explanation, but I'll still respect the trail maintainers wishes)
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    Quote Originally Posted by generoll View Post
    I believe that the GATC found that urine enhanced the function of the mouldering privy. Do you have actual science to back up the no pee in privy policy?
    I recall reading a Connecticut AMC newsletter article that was in favor of peeing in mouldering privies as well, but I can't find a link to it at the moment.
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    Current studies show that peeing in the privies helps in the decomposition process. I think you'll see those no peeing signs coming down most places. I believe the Vermont maintaining club did the actual studies. I've been composting for years and already knew pee was a good thing for the privies. It just took the clubs a long while to discover it for themselves. But also as has been mentioned also, dropping in a handful of leaves, wood chips, or duff is also essential

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa D View Post
    I really wish folks would just actually re-fill the duff buckets (and use them) the addition of leaves to a composting privy is so essential and SOOOO EASY
    This use to be one of my pet peeves (refilling the duff buckets), but that was short-lived since I've now concluded that privies are just too nasty for me to use any longer.

    And I agree that pee should generally be good for a pile; you can have decompositition without oxygen (albeit not a perferred method), but you always need moisture.

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