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What's the Difference Between Your Poop and Animals?

What's the Difference Between Your Poop and Animals?

We get this question a lot, and it’s a good one! Animals and humans have been pooping outdoors for millions of years. Why is human poop all of a sudden bad for the environment?

There’s three main reasons human and animal poop needs to be looked at differently. 

Different Diets

Our diets include things like refined sugar, preservatives, alcohol, prescription medications, meat - all things that can lead to the growth of bad bacteria in our gut - bacteria that’s harmful to the environment and resistant to degradation. 

Animals (although...


PACT Solves One of the Classic Outdoor Conundrums: How to Poop in the Woods

PACT Solves One of the Classic Outdoor Conundrums: How to Poop in the Woods

This article was originally published by Dad Gear Review. Visit their website for family-friendly outdoor product reviews. 

If you and your family spend any appreciable time outside, be it camping, on long hikes, on bike rides through the country, or on a river paddling adventure, it’s just a matter of time before you hear those fateful few words: “Mom, dad… I need to poop.”

Now, if...


NewsBreak: Make Pooping Outside Easier And Cleaner With The PACT Outdoors Bathroom Kit

NewsBreak: Make Pooping Outside Easier And Cleaner With The PACT Outdoors Bathroom Kit

This article was written by Morgan Tilton for NewsBreak. You can read the article in its entirety at their website.

Have you ever been enjoying or working outdoors, running, hiking, or camping, and suddenly needed to go to the bathroom—but you didn't have any of the necessary tools to answer nature's call?

Bodily functions became more manageable thanks to PACT Outdoors. This Colorado-based brand launched the first-ever bathroom kit to help people more easily go to the bathroom...


We're Teaming Up With the World's Oldest Mountain Bike Club

We're Teaming Up With the World's Oldest Mountain Bike Club

Sometimes we fall into the pattern of assuming that our trails are just there for our own enjoyment. When in fact, planning, building and maintaining them is an enormous undertaking that relies almost entirely on human power. 

The Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association (pronounced “Simba” for all you uninitiated folks out there) has shown us just how much impact the organizations responsible for this work can have not only on the trails, but on the communities in which they operate. If you’ve ever been mountain biking, hiking or trail running in...


Never Burn Your Toilet Paper...Like Ever

Never Burn Your Toilet Paper...Like Ever

If you live in the Western U.S., it's becoming increasingly clear that creating fire even with the most innocent of intentions is risky. Unless it's an emergency and we're fighting to stay warm, we're starting to ask ourselves, is it essential?

Last week, a man made national headlines when the simple act of burning his toilet paper spun out of control and turned into the Pipeline Wildfire that has so far burned 20,000+ acres in Coconino National Forest in Arizona. 

We hear this from people from time...