hman waste in Whitney Zone

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Post by maverick » Wed May 02, 2007 5:49 pm

Use 2 freezer zip lock bags with a little baking soda in it for your TP!

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Post by Snow Nymph » Wed May 02, 2007 10:37 pm

maverick wrote:Use 2 freezer zip lock bags with a little baking soda in it for your TP!
good idea! I'll try that!
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Post by Trekker » Thu May 03, 2007 1:04 am

Some people also use cat litter for their waste.

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Post by stevet » Thu May 03, 2007 9:07 pm

Coming from the backside, the wag bag zone now starts at Crabtree Meadow. Box full of 'em at the Jct with the PCT. Steve

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Collection receptacle at Crabtree Meadows?

Post by dharter » Fri May 04, 2007 6:31 pm

Is there a receptacle at Crabtree for those traveling south to north?

Has anyone used these on the trail as there only means of waste disposal? It appears each kit only weighs 2 oz (empty), can be used for 2-3 days (according to Whitney zone site), and can be disposed of in the garbage - similar to a disposable diaper. That would mean using 2 or 3 between MTR and Crabtree. It seems that this encapsulation process would be a more hygienic alternative than carrying around used TP in a baggy.


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