I've been an avid lover of the outdoors for all of my life, camping in quite varied terrain, but so far in all these locations I've been able to use the usual LNT cat-hole methods to take care of human waste. This year however I'm planning to make several trips where I'll need to use a "wag bag" to pack out my waste.
I have some basic knowledge from reading, but never actually have used wag bags, so I'd love to hear some first-hand wisdom from those who have used them. I'm at the "I don't know what I don't know" stage.
What are some useful things to know about how to best use wag bags or similar waste pack-out solutions?
A few potential issues I can think of:
- Not making a mess (getting all of "it" in the bag...maybe not actually a problem?)
- Keeping the bag from getting ripped/punctured once used
- Controlling odors
- Any way to minimize the weight?
- Any problems with animals bothering the used bags?
- Other helpful tips...