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What should you do when the ground is frozen and you have to dig a cathole?

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What should you do when the ground is frozen and you have to dig a cathole?

Submitted by – Rich, Streamwood, IL

Answer:

I can only tell you what I do: I find a really private spot and leave the poop on the surface. The best private spot would also be one that gets a lot of direct sunlight so the stuff will decompose as fast as possible when it thaws. I bag up and pack out toilet paper . . . if I use it. —Buck