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Bernie Bower
(Bernie) - F

Locale: Southern Indiana
pee bag on 04/04/2007 16:29:39 MDT Print View

I just thought I would share. I have been using the heavy duty gallon freezer bags with the zipper slide inside of my sleeping bag as pee bottle/bags. Plenty of volume, easy to close in the dark and easy to "hit?".

It along with nighttime tylonol have made my nights camping much more restful.

Richard Stein
(buckaroobanzai) - F
Re: pee bag on 04/04/2007 17:21:24 MDT Print View

I last used a 1 qt Aquafina bottle (<1 oz) that has a wide lid. The bottle takes up volume not being truly compressible but stored in the outside pouch of my backpack it was a non-issue. "Hit" was not a problem. I would worry less about a leak with this than the freezer bags. I would never put it inside my bag. The bottle also supplemented my water system as urine is sterile (short of a urinary tract infection) and cleaning it out in streams (after the initial dump in an appropriate place) left it good as new.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: pee bag on 04/04/2007 17:32:32 MDT Print View

For me anyway, I just wouldn't trust a bag with a slider. My pee bottle is a 32L wide-mouth Nalgene cantene. Still pretty darn light and packable -- and much more secure IMHO. :)

Edit / Correction: 32oz - not liter! LOL.

Edited by ben2world on 04/04/2007 20:54:26 MDT.

Benjamin Tomsky
(btomsky) - F

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Re: pee bag on 04/04/2007 17:40:09 MDT Print View

Wow Benjamin... 32 liters is quite some capacity! Do you pack out all of your pee as part of true LNT? ;-)

Edited by btomsky on 04/04/2007 17:41:02 MDT.

Adam Rothermich
(aroth87) - F

Locale: Missouri Ozarks
Re: Re: pee bag on 04/04/2007 17:46:16 MDT Print View

--My pee bottle is a 32L wide-mouth Nalgene cantene.--

Ben, I would be too afraid of accidentally using it as a water bottle someday. No matter how well I cleaned it... bleh... You're a braver soul than I.

Adam

Eric Parsons
(EricP) - F

Locale: Alaska
nuts on 04/04/2007 18:26:38 MDT Print View

You are either crazy or lucky to be using slider style zip locks a pee- bottle.

Every one of those I've had fails after a few uses.
you are a brave man

My winter pee bottle of choice is a 48oz wide mouth nalgene (flexable-platypus style)
overkill?? nope. I've filled it, and its handy for sharing when its 20 below out.

funny thread..

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Pee bottles? on 04/04/2007 20:41:33 MDT Print View

OK, for winter, climbing, and extreme environs I understand, but otherwise I'd much rather crawl out and go...The thought of carrying a used pee bottle around (or used TP- I've gone with natural material for a while now) really bugs me. I can't help but imagine it stewing in a pack pocket under the sun...I'll pass, thanks. Do that many people carry them regularly, or are we talking primarily winter travel here?

Make sure you turn a light on when getting a sip of water at night...I've heard stories.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: pee bag on 04/04/2007 21:01:04 MDT Print View

Adam:

LOL -- No worries about mixing up drinking and peeing bottles. I have THREE levels of safeguards:

1. All my water bottles are narrow-mouth Platys.

2. My Nalgene wide-mouth cantene has a FIERY RED cap!

3. The pronunciation of "Nalgene" sounds like urine essence in Chinese, my native language -- so it's all very intuitive. :)


Craig:

NOBODY ever carries a filled pee bottle! Why would they ever? You simply pour out the contents in the morning and rinse out the bottle! After that, it's nicely collapsible and easily packed.

Edited by ben2world on 04/04/2007 21:12:25 MDT.

Christopher Chupka
(FatTexan) - M

Locale: NTX
Pee Bottle on 04/04/2007 21:03:21 MDT Print View

Here is my Nalgene pee bottle. Nice and pink so I can tell the difference, Lexan so no chance of it cracking. Up on the ridge above Bull-of-the-Woods pasture, about 5 feet of soft snow and 0 degrees and 30 mile an hour wind outside.

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Edited by FatTexan on 04/04/2007 21:06:37 MDT.

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: Re: pee bag on 04/04/2007 22:57:31 MDT Print View

Benjamin, I really love the "Nalgene/urine essence" statement...I won't forget it. I'd love to hear it in Chinese.

I know nobody (or at least, no sane person)would carry a full bottle- that is, unless you're a SULNT freak(Super-Ultra-Leave-No-Trace). I hear they've also developed a technique to efficiently trek backwards while stooping to brush away footprints...

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Pee Bag to Perfume Bottle on 04/04/2007 23:23:20 MDT Print View

Craig:

Spelling the words to mimic as closely as possible how they sound in Chinese (Mandarin): urine essence = nial jing. Pretty close to Nalgene, eh?

Now, a third word for you: "shian" is the word for 'fragrant'. So here it is: Shian Nial No. 5:

Edited by ben2world on 04/04/2007 23:37:14 MDT.

Eric Parsons
(EricP) - F

Locale: Alaska
winter only... on 04/05/2007 00:50:04 MDT Print View

Defientally a winter only tool, and winter inside-a-Tent only tool. In mid or tarp you can just roll over and unzip your bag...

I've seen people on Denali with the 96oz collapsable nalgenes, yes 96 oz no kidding.

Craig, your avatar is hilarous!

Dale South
(dsouth) - M

Locale: Southeast
FYI, Ben, I would be too afraid of accidentally… on 04/05/2007 09:06:38 MDT Print View

Urine has been used as a disinfectant, to sterilize medical instruments in emergency, as eye drops for pink eye, and others.

Adam Rothermich
(aroth87) - F

Locale: Missouri Ozarks
Re: FYI, Ben, I would be too afraid of accidentally… on 04/05/2007 09:57:47 MDT Print View

LOL, Dale I know urine is sterile and wouldn't really harm you in anyway but just the thought of drinking it (or out of a container that has housed it) makes me a little queasy. Much less putting it in my eye. Maybe I'm just a sissy... I've been told that before (by my girlfriend nonetheless).

Adam

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
That Gotta Hurt! on 04/05/2007 10:06:33 MDT Print View

Ouch -- being called a sissy by your own gf -- that gotta hurt!

Back in high school, my own grandma said I was too old fashioned -- that hurt too. :)

George Matthews
(gmatthews) - MLife
Re: Pee Bag to Perfume Bottle on 04/05/2007 10:27:01 MDT Print View

<< Shian Nial No. 5: >>

LOL

funny how so many things go so far that they end up back at the beginning

i've read that pheromones (derived from hog urine and other things) can promote one's attractiveness.

Eric Parsons
(EricP) - F

Locale: Alaska
cleaning on 04/05/2007 10:28:48 MDT Print View

Also.. once you use a bottle for pee it is pretty much finished.
I have several friends that have had to used their pee bottle as a water bottle due to lack of other containers or loosing/breaking their main one.

No ammount of boiled water will rid the stench!

Adam Rothermich
(aroth87) - F

Locale: Missouri Ozarks
Re: Re: Pee Bag to Perfume Bottle on 04/05/2007 10:37:17 MDT Print View

-- i've read that pheromones (derived from hog urine and other things) can promote one's attractiveness. --

In high school we had to make soap for a chemistry class and market it to other classes. We got to make commercials for them and everything. Anyway my group decided to have some fun and named our soap 'Animal Attraction.' Our secret formula consisted on a small drop of cat urine I believe. There was also a prize in one of the pieces because a piece of plastic from a thermometer accidentally fell into the mixture and we didn't want to fish it out. Needless to say we didn't sell many, lol.

And Ben, yes it does hurt when your gf calls you a sissy. Unfortunately she is right, I really don't like being dirty or wet unless I'm hiking or playing a sport. Oh well.

Adam

Edited by aroth87 on 04/05/2007 10:38:15 MDT.

Richard Stein
(buckaroobanzai) - F
Re: cleaning on 04/05/2007 11:41:05 MDT Print View

"No amount of boiled water will rid the stench!"

What kind of material was the bottle made of?

When I used the Aquafina bottle (I think the recycle code is #1), I dumped it in the morning and gave it multiple rinses in the stream. This worked for 7 days without a hint of urine smell when I used it as a daytime water bottle. Of course, it was recycled at the end of the trip.

This method is easy and cheap enough to test out at home if you are concerned about a stench.

Edited by buckaroobanzai on 04/05/2007 11:42:15 MDT.

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: Re: cleaning on 04/05/2007 12:03:05 MDT Print View

--This method is easy and cheap enough to test out at home if you are concerned about a stench.--


Try telling your co-workers what you did when you got home yesterday...

I love it! If this thread got out, the non-outdoors world would think we're a deranged lot...but then again, they already do.