How To Poop In The WoodsWes Siler7/02/14 4:19pmFiled to: poophow tobe prepareddisposalbackpackingwildernesssanitationIndefinitely Wild14413EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkDoes a person poop in the woods? Not if they don't have to. Get it wrong and it can be messy, painful, unhealthy and embarrassing. Here's how to get outdoor bowel movements right.Poop's Problem: According to the Outdoor Foundation, around 7.9 million people go backpacking every year in the US. That's a lot of poop! Visit any popular camping area and, out behind the bushes and trees and rocks outside camp, you'll find a plethora of little wads of toilet paper. That's a) gross and b) indicative of a real problem.ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.