How Do You Poop in a Tent Camping?

Camping is a great way to reconnect with nature and get away from the hustle and bustle of civilization. But if you’re camping in a tent, you have to figure out how to poop in the outdoors.

It’s not as easy as finding a restroom in the comfort of your own home.

When it comes to pooping in a tent camping situation, it’s important to be prepared. First, make sure you have a shovel and some kind of trowel or digging tool.

You’ll need these tools to dig a hole for your waste and then cover it up again. You should also bring along some biodegradable toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and wipes.

Once you have everything you need, look for an appropriate spot for your makeshift bathroom. Choose an area away from water sources and trails so that other campers won’t stumble upon your waste. Also try to find an area with good drainage so that any runoff from your waste will be carried away from the campsite.

Dig your hole at least 8 inches deep and 6-8 inches wide. Once it’s dug out, do your business and use the toilet paper or wipes to clean up after yourself. When you’re finished, cover up the hole with soil and pack down the dirt using the shovel or trowel.


Pooping in a tent camping situation requires preparation and thoughtfulness on behalf of the camper. Make sure you have all the necessary supplies like a shovel, trowel, biodegradable toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and wipes before setting out on your camping trip.

Choose an area far away from water sources and trails for privacy purposes, then dig out a hole 8 inches deep by 6-8 inches wide for your waste. After doing your business, cover up the hole with soil using a shovel or trowel then pack down the dirt.

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Alex Wright