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Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Re: Pee bottle?? best practices on 03/10/2013 03:06:01 MDT Print View

> I dare you to stand under a full moon with frost on the brush all around and NOT look
> over your shoulder during the process. So, so ..... vulnerable.
Vulnerable to what?
The stars are beautiful!

But I never need to go in the night anyhow.

Cheers

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: Re: Re: Pee bottle?? best practices on 03/10/2013 06:35:42 MDT Print View

>> I dare you to stand under a full moon with frost on the brush all around and NOT look
>> over your shoulder during the process. So, so ..... vulnerable.
>Vulnerable to what?


Well Roger, there is this ... or at least the imagination thereof.

Imagination ... so useful! .... but sometimes so oppressive!

Edited by jcolten on 03/10/2013 06:37:33 MDT.

Daryl and Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: Re: Re: Re: Pee bottle?? best practices on 03/10/2013 09:18:53 MDT Print View

Jim,

Where did you get all those photos? Are you a game warden or something?

I too have the same concern as Dale and rarely leave the tent at night for anything. Your photos encourage me to stick with this policy.

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: Pee bottle?? best practices on 03/10/2013 12:38:43 MDT Print View

Where did you get all those photos? Are you a game warden or something?

I am not but I know a couple game wardens.

Those photos were the result of a google image search.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: Pee bottle?? best practices on 03/10/2013 12:40:52 MDT Print View

"Those photos were the result of a google image search."

I especially liked the ones of the women's basketball game. That'd cause me to be looking over my shoulder while peeing at midnight, I can tell you that.....

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Over the shoulder on 03/10/2013 12:53:01 MDT Print View

My parents cabin is about 10 yards out of the picture. I often will set up a tarp to sleep under between those very trees.

One time during the night a noise woke my mom up. Her bed is next to a window, and when she pulled up the blinds, a bear was right there, scratching at the side.

Ghh

Edited by T.L. on 03/10/2013 12:56:35 MDT.

Richard Fischel
(RICKO) - F
the nalgene wide-mouth cantene - 32 fl. oz. is my choice on 03/11/2013 07:40:12 MDT Print View

where it becomes invaluable to have, even if you don't plan on using it, is when it's so cold that if you opened or exited your sleeping bag you'd never be able to get it warm again. also (not including rain or falling snow), there may be environmental reasons that make exiting the tent in the middle of the night a bad idea. as much a using a pee bottle is a pain, not using one can make for even a bigger problem if you can't sleep because of either a full bladder or because your sleeping bag is now cold and there's no way to warm it up. i find that in my wm antelope i have enough room to roll over to my knees. practice prior to using this method in the field is advisable. it pays to have a thought out plan so that in a sleep induced fog, you are sufficently aware of the steps involved and to close the lid properly. so who's gonna start the thread on blue-bags?