By Kathleen Lisson
On the advice of Kilimanjaro veteran Jenne Fromm, I purchased a Freshette.
I have used it a few times while hiking in the Adirondacks and will take it to Kilimanjaro with me. What I have learned:
- Peeing like a boy is much better than peeing like a girl. I can walk a few paces from the trail and face a tree to pee instead of tramping across vegetation until I cannot see the trail anymore before I drop my pants.
- There is a skill to removing the Freshette from my pants after urinating. I must keep the plastic close to my skin or I will have pee running down my leg. I think having the device at the correct angle was also part of my problem.
- Keep everything less dirty by placing a wet wipe in the pink part between uses. I also rinsed it with water after using, kept it in a plastic sack inside my backpack and cleaned the whole thing between hikes.
- A panty liner will catch any stray pee.
I look forward to using Freshette on Kilimanjaro!