Pooping in Nova Scotia

As you all know, I poop different.

Back in January I started irrigating.  It has totally changed my quality of life.  I am basically continent.  I irrigate every other day, and the rest of the time nothing happens.  I’ve gotten into a pretty good routine with it all at home.  In my own bathroom.  With running hot and cold water.  Here in NS, things are a little different.

Naturally, no running water is the biggest issue.    When you’ve got running water right next to you, a toilet that flushes, and a shower to jump into, the mess that irrigation can create is pretty easily dealt with.  Here, I’m just sitting in an outhouse, hoping that everything goes where it’s supposed to!

Distilled water needs to be heated up to body temp on the stove.

Extra bucket of well water goes out with me in case of a mess.

Sun shower filled with warm water heated up on the wood stove (not much sun today!) and hung up outside for a little post poop rinse off..  (in the rain this morning.. strange to stand in the cold rain and have a warm shower).

Irrigation bag.

Irrigation sleeve, and a cap to put on after.


Cup of coffee.


It took about 5 trips back and forth to the outhouse just to get set up!  Quite an adventure.

I’m sure you were curious.

(a sphincter is a pretty handy thing!).

8 Replies to “Pooping in Nova Scotia”

  1. Reminiscent of the old Wayne’s World gag. A sphincter says what?…You’ve got your shit together better than most! Enjoy your vacation!

  2. Well then it’s official. I am definitely one of those people who likes camping and rugged living in the abstract.
    No running water you say.
    I’m out! 🙂
    You had my respect before you embarked on the triumphant pooping expedition.
    The book part sounds lovely…

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