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PostIcon Posted on: Aug. 10 2002, 4:25 pm  Skip to the next post in this topic.    QUOTE

On a recent camping trip was thinking about 1:30 in the morning when i woke up, because i had to pee, that it would be a great idea to get a plastic jar of some sort for the unfortunate emergancies such as this one

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A nalgene works for me. Mark it well, something you will be aware of in the dark and don't think it'll serve twice between emptys, unless you know it will for sure.
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PostIcon Posted on: Aug. 18 2002, 5:53 am Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Yeah, nalgene, marked well, with some glow in the dark paint on the top. It also works well as a hot water bottle when it gets a little nippy out(gross, but it works).
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PostIcon Posted on: Aug. 18 2002, 4:27 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Get a different shape bottle(i.e. if you normally use a round bottle for drinking get a rectangular one for your pee bottle)
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PostIcon Posted on: Aug. 19 2002, 2:36 am Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

I have a wide mouth nalgene bottle that is specific for pee use during the winter. I has x marks all over it so that I do not inadvertently drink from it or store water in it.

I even resorted to peeing in a plastic cup during my recent canoe trip into the boundary waters so that I would not have to leave the tent and expose my body to more bites...the mosquitoes in some areas were extremely agressive.
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PostIcon Posted on: Aug. 22 2002, 9:43 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

This is my numero uno piece of gear. Nothing is worse than knowing you have to get out of your toasty bag, put on shoes, get out of the tent, go pee for 30 sec., get back in your tent, take your shoes back off, and then realize you need to rewarm the now freezing sleeping bag. Never leave home with out it!
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PostIcon Posted on: Aug. 23 2002, 1:18 am Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

This is where the Hennessy hammock folks have a one up on us tenters. The hammock opens from the bottom so they can just kinda roll over and down parascope. if you get my meaning. just don't keep your pack down there.
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PostIcon Posted on: Aug. 23 2002, 2:26 am Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

its worst when you feel the need in the middle of a major snow storm than has squawls that heave your tent around...then you bring all that white stuff back in with you and your butt is frozen cold...well for a gal it is.
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PostIcon Posted on: Aug. 25 2002, 1:50 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

I use an empty 1-liter soda bottle (usually from the car ride there). Lighter than a Nalgene, and no mistakes. If you use a soda bottle, use a 1-liter not a 20 oz. Narrow opening and all.
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PostIcon Posted on: Aug. 25 2002, 6:43 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Now u see, thats a sensible man, he didnt go out and buy a bottle, he didnt think about it and disscuss it with everyone, he just did it in a soda bottle.....

geez......whats the next topic, which hand do u use to hold the bottle if ur on the left side of the mountain?
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I just bought a hennesy and I thought about that, I just didn't want to stand there in the morning and I was afraid that my tally-wacker would look too much like a lure to some hungry forest animal.

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Always the down hill side, if not then you would have to reach around backward when you're finished and that could cause a spill. Of course, if you are in the southern hemisphere this would be just the opposite.

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wow thank....i was like losing major sleep over it
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PostIcon Posted on: Oct. 18 2002, 8:10 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

I don't know about pissing in bottles, it's not as easy as some of you make it sound, especially in the dark and being in a sleeping bag besides. Try using a zip lock and toss it out of the tent when you're done for later retieval. Just be sure your buddy's tent isn't in that direction!

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PostIcon Posted on: Oct. 19 2002, 2:07 am Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic.    QUOTE

Where else can you cook, eat, read, and go to the bathroom all without leaving your sleeping bag!

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I suggest using a Nalgene collapsable water bottle for your needs dur to its compactibility.
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Gotta go with a 1 qt. Gatorade bottle on this one- easily recognizable shape/texture, so it can't be confused with your nalgene, and the opening is just the right size (for a mountain man like me...)

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I've used a 2 qt (not 1 qt) wide mouth rectangular nalgene bottle for a pee bottle during 4 separate climbs on Denali and will never climb without it. Hydration is extremely important up there, and having this large of a bottle ensures that I would drink enough at night without the worry of having to get up in sub-zero temps and unload outside. It takes practice to be able to pee while still inside the bag....and while still laying down....try that one... Certainly this is only applies to guys...... Gals have a bit more trouble with this topic....HOWEVER....I never thought I would see the day that a female would be able to piss her name in snow....and it happened....right there on the West Buttress route on Denali....with the use of a special device for women only...works great standing up.... The times .....they have changed!!!!!!

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i find that a 32 oz gatorade bottle works very well. Ergonomic grip, textured so you can distinguish it from your nalgene good capacity wide enough mouth to do what you gotta... works for me. im sure its been said; but dont expect it to serve twice in a row.
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Haha, I wish I had a pee bottle last summer. A grizzly was poking around the tree with my bear bag-about 50 ft from the tent. It woke me up and I had to pee so bad! But there was no way I was leaving the tent with a bear outside...I decided to hold it and try to go back to sleep. The stupid bear woke me up numerous times over a four hour period checking neaby sites and just walking.

After I didn't hear it anymore I poked my head out the tent and looked around. No sign of it so I ran to a tree and thought "Note to self: Pee bottles aren't just good for winter--bring in summer too"

But here's a question...I didn't make a peep when I heard this thing...but I was about to start yelling and hope it went away (I do this often with black bears and they go away), but I wasn't sure about grizzlys. What happens if you make a bunch of noise when they are in your camp? Do they run away or think it's the dinner bell? I'll have to search the forum for this answer and maybe post a a thread if no one here can answer
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PostIcon Posted on: Dec. 20 2002, 9:18 am Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

I put scraps of Mole Skin that I have left over, all over the bottle (Qt. Nalgene), that way I can tell by feel which bottle I'm grabbing.

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I've never had a problem using a liter nalgene. I
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great, remind me not to climb with youSmiler. I think almost all of my drinking bottles have duct tape on them. Smiler

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Ah, from someone who knows... Wink The 1qt Gatorade bottle is just about perfect as a piss-bottle (Men piss, women pee, just so everyone knows); although nobody is going to mistake urine for gatorade, don't think.

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I'll second that. The Gatorade bottle is the most underrated but high-performing versatile piece of gear around!
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Ha! The pee bottle thread again! :^O

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Good way to make use of the Nalgenes made with BPA instead of getting rid of them. I like to use them for waterproof containers for phones, wallets, etc... while tubing, canoeing, or anytime on the water.

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Gotta go with a 1 qt. Gatorade bottle on this one- easily recognizable shape/texture, so it can't be confused with your nalgene, and the opening is just the right size (for a mountain man like me...)

Ditto on the Gato bottle.

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You know...with a little work you could turn a camelback into a catheter...

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You know...with a little work you could turn a camelback into a catheter...

OH NO YOU DIDENT! :O
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