- Jared King says:
February 28, 2015 at 2:55 pm
I’d love to have one of these trowels! Last summer, my brother and I hiked the AT thru the Smokies (Sobo). We were setting off from the Davenport Gap Shelter, and I decided to “lighten my load” some before heading up Mt. Cammerer. I had just sat down and started to do my business when I heard my brother yell, “There’s a bear at the shelter!” I, of course, though he was messing with me. However, a few seconds later, I saw the bear, a little ways down the hill from me, strolling along. This, being my first up-close bear encounter, was pretty scared. However, the bear was strolling across–in front of me–about 30 yards down the hill, and not towards me. I was scared, but maintaining composure, until the bear turned and started heading up the hill straight for me. Needless to say, this literally scared the poo out of me. I began yelling at the bear and throwing rocks at the bear—all while trying to wrap up my business. Thankfully, when the bear was about 10 yards away from me, he turned again and headed off into woods. Terrified and shaking, I finished up, and we packed up and headed up the mountain. It gave use something to laugh about for the rest of trip.
- Chris says:
February 28, 2015 at 2:57 pm
A couple of summers ago my wife and 4 kids day hiked up Mt LeConte via the Rainbow Falls Trail and down Bullhead. My oldest son found himself in the need to go #2. He grabbed the necessary supplies and went off trail to take care of business. As he did we ridiculed him from afar. “What’s taking so long?” “Don’t fall backwards” and so on.
He then took it upon himself to start making loud grunting and farting noises. But then he realized his mistake – the switchback. He was not aware that the trail turned back and gave the three older women heading in the opposite direction a glorious view of him in all his glory, pants down, making farting noises.
- Bears12th says:
March 1, 2015 at 10:06 am (Edit)
Thanks for the opportunity. Here’s a story about hiking with my 4 year old (at the time), it’s not great, but a memory I will never forget.
We are on our 1st mile, hoping to make two miles for the day. He says poo poo and I think, uh oh. We walk off the trail a bit, find a stick and I get the privilege of holding him in the seated position while he does his thing in the hole. The whole time, he’s looking up at me, smiling with an evil grin, amused at the moment no doubt. After a little pee on my shoe I help him clean his backside, and we cover up our hole. I turn to put my backpack on and of course, he takes a standing jump right onto the hole to make sure its packed. It wasn’t, but now his feet sure are if you know what I mean. Yeah – kids. You gotta love em. We walked with a little more of a stink that day all the while, he just kept looking at me with that evil grin, that evil genius. Yeah – kids. (shaking head still).
Can’t wait for the snow to disappear and the trail to come back to life.
Again, thanks to everyone that entered, and congrats to those that the kids picked. Also thanks to Mike from The Tent Lab for providing these trowels which I used for the give away. For the 3 winners, please send me your mailing address and I will get the Deuce of Spades potty trowels packaged up and in the mail to you asap!
Thanks again, and happy trowels to everyone! 🙂
Disclaimer: The trowels used in this giveaway were sent to me free of charge, and free to do with as I pleased. I decided to pass on this generosity to others, hoping that it can help them during those trying times in the backcountry! I am not affiliated with Mike, The Tent Lab, or the Deuce of Spades in any way, other than the fact that I bought one when they were a Kickstarter Project. I am not being paid in any way to present this post…