There comes a time for ever outdoors-man when they come face to face with the fact that when out in the sticks, sometimes you need to take a shit. The fact of the matter is most of us do it and dread it and even when there are facilities available, you never have the comfort of your own office. Then you come face to face or hand to butt with the fact that we do not always carry TP for the bunghole. You can only cut the sleeves off so many shirts and you don't always have enough receipts in your wallet to wipe your butt with. So now some of you are thinking this is disgusting, but really tho, we all have dealt with peristaltic movements in the woods and these are life and death movements, or moments, or whatever.
So today while hiking up a trail I came face to face with a small building with a solar panel on it. I didn't think too much of it but don't remember seeing it there in the past. After fishing for a few hours and hiking back with my father I decided to check it out and low and behold it was one of those new fancy Composting Toilets and good for my dad because it was in the nick of time. As cool as that was, what was inside was a little more then expected.
Now we have all used outhouses and they are almost always rated on the higher side of repulsive, however this one brought both a side of home as well as multiple aspects that cater to both men and fishermen in general. Flowers, towels, mints, hand sanitizer, calendar with some very lovely ladies of distinction and highly sought out merits, ample supply of yes TP and last but not least, a magazine rack filled with non other then fly fishing magazines.
I don't know who paid for this thing, I do not know who assembled it and I do not know who added the new additions, but what I do know is I like and for sure everyone using the river will appreciate it. Both from an ecological aspect as well as a lack of fumes and the added comfort of home. It certainly is an Oasis for those dreaded bowel movements on the riverside.
It also helps that you can catch this right next to it.
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