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How do you "use the bathroom" during gorilla treks?

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How do you "use the bathroom" during gorilla treks?

It''s not like you can just stop and find the nearest bush!! So what DOES one do? Men, it's not quite the same for you. But if your wives/girlfriends told you...please share the info! Ladies--how did you cope? Stinging nettles? Gorilla attracted to scent? THere is no way i can last for hours, especially if drinking large quantities of water

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1. Re: How do you "use the bathroom" during gorilla treks?

You can not fail to find a nearby bush to help your self.

Before you start your gorilla trekking, make sure you visit the toilet.

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2. Re: How do you "use the bathroom" during gorilla treks?

Necessity is the mother of invention.

- Bill

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3. Re: How do you "use the bathroom" during gorilla treks?

I once had to "find the ladies" on a night drive in Botswana. I agree with Bill. Think of the thighs of steel you'll have avoiding those nettles!

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4. Re: How do you "use the bathroom" during gorilla treks?

Keep practising your Kegels calinurse ;)

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5. Re: How do you "use the bathroom" during gorilla treks?

No one is taking this seriously!! I mean, you can't just go wherever, whenever, right? We RNs have a BAD habit of holding it in already!

LOL re the Kegels, Shelly

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6. Re: How do you "use the bathroom" during gorilla treks?

Of course you can... and will... !!

To bring it down to an even baser level, it reminds me years and years ago when I was caught short out riding in our local Forest (now a NP), used to hide in a bushy area, and my pony had a knack of standing in front to protect me from being seen (not that anyone would)... the herdal instinct to join in with the process was amusing to watch!!

OK, that I appreciate is FAR TMI...

Clinicians eh?! ;P

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7. Re: How do you "use the bathroom" during gorilla treks?

Yeah, health-related folk have sick senses of humor!! TMI, indeed...especially in conversation with non-health field people, who turn green at discussions of sputum, emesis...and impromptu forest bathrooms!

Nice pony, eh? (-;

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8. Re: How do you "use the bathroom" during gorilla treks?

And I've had to do similar on a day long mountain climb in the UK!!

The only thing I would say is that I don't find you need to go so much in a tropical climate with sweating etc and you may hit lucky with a short trek to find the gorillas.

Now I must remember to pack some Andrex and hand gel......

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9. Re: How do you "use the bathroom" during gorilla treks?

Indeed, there is that to consider too Ponaire! Recently, guys in our work team were drinking loads and hardly "going" at all...

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10. Re: How do you "use the bathroom" during gorilla treks?

@Ponaire, what is Andrex? Some kind of disappearing loo paper?

@Shelly i COULD wear a Foley with leg bag!!!!

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