What do you do when you have 100,000 pounds of BPA water bottles? Well, if you're GSI, you grind them up and make Cathole Trowels out of them! These trowels are made completely from recycled BPA water bottles and accessories. Leave No Trace guidelines are printed on the handle and outline proper waste disposal in the wilderness.
• Dimensions: 10.3 x 2.6 x 1 inches.
• Weight: 3.1 oz.
• Material: Recycled Polycarbonate.
• *colors can vary due to the fact that these are made from recycled plastic.*
|Area:||10.3" x 2.6" x 1.0"|
|Country of Origin:||China|
|Dimensions:||10.3" x 2.6" x 1.0"|
|Storage Sack Included:||no|
|Upc, Ean, Isbn:||090497020100|
|GSI Outdoors Cathole Sanitation Trowel||$4.95|
|GSI Outdoors Cathole Trowel Shovel||$4.95|
I have always just pushed a big rock over, shat in the indent and then just pushed the rock back on top of it. Worked for me.
I also enjoyed the ever so easy pull down your pants and grab a branch lean back technique.
The dig a hole and hope to hit the pit is new territory for me. I am a regular kind of guy, so squeezing the cheese is a 2x daily thing. Better than being Elvis and having 25lbs of compacted clay like fecal backup packed in there. I heard he had a heart attack on the pot while trying to expel that giant brick of peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwiches.
Hide it from your tent mate. nothing worse than getting some others excrement on your tool.
Hard to review a shovel, but I do have a bit of constructive advice for GSI (if you ever read these reviews) as you guys look at updating your products. The shovel I currently use (I won't mention the name because I don't want to drive traffic away from this website- and it is NOT made by any outdoor-type product maker) is long enough to hold a roll of TP on its handle- making it a convenient item to keep lying around at a campsite. Love GSI products, and if they could use recycled materials to manufacture a trowel with this type design, I would happily buy one from them!
Went on a backpacking trip for 5 days. I was the only one to bring a trowel. Hardpacked dirt led to some grateful campmates. Anyways, does its job. I like the price and the repurposed materials. Good buy.
whether you need to dig a hole for personal use or clean up after your dog, this thing does the Job. It's a lot better than your hand and it only adds 3oz onto your pack. If you always find yourself on forest roads or miles from a toilet on the trail you should have this or something similar with you. Stash it in the car or in your pack but whatever you do don't head out in the BC without it.