Y’all know I love camping with a few glamping fineries. There’s nothing quite like enjoying the great outdoors, feeling the wind on my cheeks, the smell of a camp fire, roasting marshmallows and making smores, and stuffing my face outdoor cookeries.
But there’s one problem…one tiny crack in my love affair with camping.
The washroom walk.
There’s nothing worse than the 1 km leg-crossed sprint I have to make in the morning to hit the bathroom. Or how about doing the “I gotta pee so bad I’m about to bust” dance while gathering shower gear before heading to the latrine. Not to mention the fifty bathroom treks when I’m enjoying a couple of beers around a fire.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for getting fit and going for a hike but not when it’s a matter of life and urine at 6 am…totally cramps my camping style.
And while I’m all for peeing outside (y’all know I got mad crouching tiger, hidden dragon skills in the outdoor potty squat) let’s just say that the flashlight traffic coupled with the inadequate definition of a “wooded site” doesn’t leave me much room to demonstrate my peeing prowess with privacy!
In comes hubby to save THE day!
I was delighted. Hubby spoils me with the BEST stuff!
It was off to our campsite to set it up. It took about 5 minutes and the thing is perfect. It’s a totally multipurpose space (and y’all know I dig multipurpose stuff). It can be used as a shower and changing room since it’s got a divider in the middle to create two separate rooms and a bit of screen material on the bottom for drainage. Or, the room divider can be rolled up to create one large room for say clothing and storage.
I personally created on big, beautiful bathroom!
Best yet, it was on for 40% off from Canadian Tire so regular price $120, hubby scored this camping diva delight for $72 bucks! BAM!
For $40, the toilet was the cheapest option (I mean, we can’t go that crazy for camping supplies right) and it does the trick. It’s got a molded seat that provides home-like comfort. The lid doubles as a toilet paper roll holder and an inner splash cover. And the removable inner bucket makes disposal a snap.
And to keep things even easier, we have a rule. The porta-potty is for number 1 only. For number 2…you hit the loo!
I’m just happy there’s no more mad-morning bathroom bolt for me!
Any camping accessories rock your world? Any glamping items you think are must have? Are you an avid outdoors person or more the hotel kind? What are your fav family outings/vacations? Come on…share the wealth…
It’s Twisted Tuesday and that means it’s time to enjoy a smile, giggle or laugh…here’s hoping I’ve provided it in spades…enjoy!
More blog deliciousness here:
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- I see a lot of writer friends heading off to this conference and that conference and have often wondered how do you when it’s time to attend a writing conference. Jody Hedlund gives some great pointers on just that!
- Fab guest post by Tim Hillegonds on Janice Hardy’s blog on writing creative non-fiction.