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Winter Camping: Winter Essentials How To…

Learn how to cook, make water, and...go to the bathroom when the backcountry is a winter wonderland.

Cooking | Winter Bathroom Basics

Deep snow and frozen ground make digging a cathole impractical. Instead, do your duty near the snow’s surface, where the freeze/thaw cycle will help break down the waste.

Hike at least 200 feet from camp, to minimize your impact, and choose a south-facing location (sun speeds decomposition).

Substitute snowballs for TP (which must be packed out). Dry snow? Bring some packed-down snowballs from around camp.

Use separate pairs of gloves for cooking and crapping to avoid cross-contamination.

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