Backpacking Trowel – for backpacking sanitation
Does a bear crap in the woods? Yes, and unless you want to hike all weekend with your colon feeling like an anaconda swallowing a pig, you will too, so be prepared with this small plastic trowel. Strong enough to dig yourself a “cathole” in even pretty tough ground, but only weighs 2 ounces. About 11” long and 3” wide – wrap in a plastic bag with your TP and keep outside your pack in a mesh compartment or elsewhere away from your food. And when you've done your business, make use of hand cleaner - your partner whose bag of trail mix you dig into will appreciate it.
There’s actually a fairly famous, good-selling book entitled “How to S*&! in the Woods, An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art”. We won’t go into an entire tome on the subject, but proper sanitation habits on the trail are important for both wilderness aesthetics and health reasons – click here to learn more.
And folks, this is a purchase-only item, we, uh, don't want these back . . .