Re: physiological question
Milan H. Dilworth (milan@CYBERHIGHWAY.NET)
Sat, 18 Nov 1995 08:55:29 -0700
At 03:38 PM 11/8/95 EST, you wrote:
> Hi all,
> One of you mentioned the other day that it helps to keep warm at night
> if you urinate before going to bed.
> I also don't mean to be indelicate with what follows, but in the
> spirit of offering real world solutions to real world problems...one
> can always use a spare bottle or jar as a chamberpot on freezing or
> rainy nights. It saves you having to go outside, and as long as you
> keep the cap on to prevent spillage, and the receptacle is not shaped
> like your canteens (so you don't get them confused in the dark), this
> at least solves the worst part of the problem, that is, getting cold
> or wet when you're half asleep. And, in the morning, you can just
> throw the whole thing away, or dump out the contents, rinse, and
I must disagree with the "real world solution." I'm not a doctor, but
I suspect it is against the policy of the Boy Scouts of America, and also
against state laws. Nevertheless, I know of no Boy Scout who would want
to be the first known to use the "bottle." Also there is a serious problem
of getting wet (confused in the dark).
The better solution is to use the "buddy system." Any Scout must have his
buddy with him to step outside for nature's call. It doesn't take much to
keep a coat nearby. Also the joy of returning to a warm sleeping bag, after
the extra cold journey, is a good experience.
A Scout with some camping experience know's it is better to drink less in
the evening and not have the need to arise in a cold night.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City