What to do when you gotta go....in the woods!
Ok, let’s face it…. girls have a distinct disadvantage when nature calls and you are no where near a bathroom. So what are your options? For me, I clearly know the necessity of keeping hydrated in hot or cold weather.
Here are some good tips:
- Substitute coconut water for bottled water on hunting days. Coconut water is highly nutritious and hydrating. Unlike sports beverages, coconut water is low in carbohydrates, while still rich in potassium. I love Harvest Bay– it has 35 calories and 6 grams of sugar.
- Stay away from fruit juices or sugary drinks, such as soda. They can be hard on your stomach if you’re dehydrated.
- It’s also best to avoid drinks containing caffeine, which acts as a diuretic and causes you to lose more fluids.
- Eat fruit such as strawberries and add some cucumber slices to your canteen. So substitute fruit instead of fruit juices.
Developed by an ER doctor, BANa capitalizes on the scientifically proven hydrating property of sodium while also replenishing the body’s store of of electrolytes—without the calories and sugar.
Ok, so before you leave to go out hunting, go one more time just to make sure.
You have skipped the coffee and opted for herbed tea and fruit for breakfast. You have your coconut water or electrolyte water packed in you back pack and you are off to your hunt.
Luckily for me. I can go a long time without using the bathroom. I actually amaze my husband with this feat. If you need to go frequently, what can you do?
Bring along your Go Girl!!!
Simply put, GoGirl is the way to stand up to crowded, disgusting, distant or non-existent bathrooms. It’s a female urination device (sometimes called a FUD) that allows you to pee while standing up. It’s neat. It’s discreet. It’s hygienic .
For those of you who are quite comfortable with the outdoors, you can always do it the old fashioned way and squat and go. Just don’t forget your tissues and wipes! Also watch out for ticks, and other critters!Originally Published Aug. 13th 2016