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    :banana Help I Need Some PHOTOS

    Hello group, I need some photos for a middle school presentation I am being drafted to do and a big question was how and where do you poop. I did not take any privy photos on my hike last year, I know, I know, how could I forget to do it, I don't believe it ether. Can someone please send me any privy shot....that I can show to the kids to better explain to these city children what is what. Thanks in advance for any assistance you may be able to give. PS I could use a good bear or rattlesnake pic too!

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    The bucket on the floor to the left is filled with saw dust to help aid with decomposition (ie. Organic material) of the Poo. Doo your business, then throw a half a handful of saw dust in the hopper on top of your mess. I forget where this is...somewhere in PA, between Lehigh Gap, and DWG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketsocks View Post
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    The bucket on the floor to the left is filled with saw dust to help aid with decomposition (ie. Organic material) of the Poo. Doo your business, then throw a half a handful of saw dust in the hopper on top of your mess. I forget where this is...somewhere in PA, between Lehigh Gap, and DWG.
    found another picture...same privy.

    leheigh Gap-DWG 130.jpg



    sent ya a e-mail titled "Privy's...places to Poo"

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketsocks View Post
    found another picture...same privy.

    leheigh Gap-DWG 130.jpg



    sent ya a e-mail titled "Privy's...places to Poo"
    This is what the backside of a decomposition privy looks like...notice the angled wooden box, that can lift up on a hinge for a care taker to rake out the poo, once it's broke down and ready to be spread like compost. We don't Pee in composition privys, #1's are done out in the woods, somthin' to do with urine inhibiting the decomposition process I guess, killing off the good microbes that would otherwise eat the Poo...oh, the kids will love that....oooooh, hehe. Have fun with the talk, cool thing!

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    image.jpgimage.jpgOver mountain Shelter and "The Taj Mahal" at Darlington Shelter

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    someone should include a shot of the russell field (in GSMNP) shelter's "minefield"....

    and make it an example of how not to poo in the woods...........

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    Tray Mountain Shelter privy: CCM00024.JPG

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    Default How not to poo!

    Here's how not to poo.
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    Twin privies at Horns Pond Lean-tos north of Stratton, Maine:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Studlintsean View Post
    image.jpgOver mountain Shelter
    This is a step up from one we encountered north of Pearisburg, if I remember correctly. Just a platform and a seat. No roof. No walls. Wish I had a picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by illabelle View Post
    This is a step up from one we encountered north of Pearisburg, if I remember correctly. Just a platform and a seat. No roof. No walls. Wish I had a picture.
    That would be the Rice Fields privy. I have a picture on my other computer, but believe you can find some images online. Very open.

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    That's the one!

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    Out back of Mink Hollow shelter in the Catskills:


    The privy is wrapped in chickenwire by ke9tv, on Flickr

    The chickenwire has mostly protected the outhouse itself, but the porcupines have made a fair start toward eating the door:

    Porcupines have been eating at the door... by ke9tv, on Flickr

    What might be provided if there isn't an outhouse:

    A spade? by ke9tv, on Flickr
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    Thank you everyone for your efforts.

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