An Ode to Peeing Outdoors

This weekend I am going yurting on the Oregon Coast near Florence, and while I will have full access to all the modern amenities, something about roughin’ it out there reminded me of this piece I wrote.

Camping, heater and bedding included.

Camping, heater and bedding included.

In an attempt to get into the mindset of the great outdoors and thoroughly embracing all that being outside implies, I give you:


An Ode to Peeing Outdoors
Let’s face it. Peeing outside is just better than anywhere else you have the opportunity to pee. It’s manly, it’s rugged and it’s a little dirty. And that’s why we love it.
For some reason, it’s no longer socially acceptable to urinate outdoors unless you’re in the wilderness, or if you really really have to go and can’t hold it any longer.
I’ll tell you a secret. It’s not that I can’t wait until I’m inside- honestly I could probably hold it if I had to. I would just rather go outside.

Why? Because it’s there. And because I can.



Well, enjoy your weekends, all!

One thought on “An Ode to Peeing Outdoors

  1. You should move to Viet Nam! You are driving down a busy city street and need to pee? No problem, just pull over and go on the side of the road! Maybe you’re on a walk and suddenly have the urge? Oh look, here is a park that will work just fine. This country was made for people just like you 🙂

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