Let’s be real here for a second. It’s cold, it’s raining and you’re camping. You wake up suddenly in the middle of the night with a serious urge to go pee. What do you do?
Most people would get up, put on their jackets, socks, shoes and trudge outside to pee in the bushes, or even worse, walk to the outhouse.
There is another option.
Option #1: If You’re a Guy
It’s super simple to pee in your tent when camping if you’re a guy. Just get yourself a wide-mouthed water bottle (Nalgene’s work well) and pee into it. Screw the lid on tight, and then empty it out in the morning.
If it’s the bottle that you actually use to drink out of, wash it well with dish soap before use of course.
Option #2: If You’re a Woman
If you’re a woman, it’s not so simple to pee in your tent. You could try using a wide-mouthed Nalgene and peeing into that. But, the potential for disaster is actually quite high. And nobody wants a wet sleeping bag that smells like urine.
The other option is to get a female urination device. They’re basically funnels that you put under your urethra and that can direct the urine wherever you want. In this case, you’d want to direct the urine into the water bottle.
There are some pee funnels that are small, slim tubes that fit right around your urethra. The advantage to these ones is that you don’t really have to pull down your pants or underwear. You can just move them to the side. The Pibella is one example.
There are also some pee funnels that are an actual funnel that fits under the whole area. There is a much wider margin of error for these ones. But, you’ll often have to pull down your pants. An example of this one is the Outdoor Life Adventures Pee Funnel.
Either can work well for you, but my best advice is to give them a test run in the shower a few times first. There is certainly a learning curve to using them.
More Pee Funnels Usage Tips here.
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It’s cold and rainy and you’re in a tent. What do you do when you need to go pee? Do you get up and go outside? Or, do you just buy yourself a pee funnel? Leave a comment below and let us know.