health - hygiene stuff

This means the toilet stuff.

Often you will be camping out in the middle of not a lot. There are few public toilets on the 1050km Tanami Track.

First of all it’s useful in this department to drink sufficient water and eat enough roughage. A bucket of muesli, or porridge, for breakfast provide plenty of fibre, to, err, make things easier.

Next, do the right thing and bury your waste at least 20cm deep. Otherwise it may well be dug up by a travelling dingo. A hand trowel can assist in creating that hole in the often solid landscape. And, as they say, keep your activity well away from water sources and possible campsites.

And remember it’s important to clean those hands afterwards despite the limitations of the sometimes precious water supply.