Old 02-06-09, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
Is it a special bottle for the purpose, or just a normal bottle designated to the task? If it's just a normal bottle, I wonder if they at least mark it. Imagine that...
Been there, done that. Yes, its a normal bottle, but you mark it so its VERY distinct - I used a fat permenant marking pen to put big "X"s on mine. Seems weird, but if you've ever been where the outside temp is below 0F, using a bottle is a blessing at 1AM. Also, make sure its a wide-mouth bottle so your 'aim' doesn't have to be perfect.

Most disgusting: Had day-hiked up Telescope Peak (Death Valley National Park) and when I got back I went to use the porta-potty near the trailhead. Opened the door and it looked (and smelled) like someone had smeared feces all over the inside of the thing. Truly a disgusting sight. Took a small shovel and TP out into the bushes to "take care of business."