Where will the gathering be?

We will gather peacefully for silent meditation the morning of July 4th, 2017 from dawn until noon; and a peaceful assembly of free speech and expression from July 1st through the end of Vision Counsel; in the state of Oregon. For directions, click here.

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

On Peeing in the Woods

A message primarily for my sisters at the Rainbow Gathering:

If you're drinking enough water to stay hydrated, you're probably peeing a lot. Now when you pee, hopefully you'll be peeing behind a tree or a bush or somewhere in the woods (Not the shitter). If you're like me, you like to wipe after you pee. But then you have some slightly used toilet paper to dispose of - and NOT by burying it under two inches of duff. Some one will have to pick up that tissue - let that someone be you.

I've taken to bringing extra washclothes to the gathering. I keep one in my daypack at all times. Then when I need to pee, I wipe with a washcloth. I put it in a plastic bag in my pack. The next day I grab a new one. The old one gets rinsed out and left to dry for a day or two. 4 or 5 washclothes will last me 3 weeks using this method.

The other option is to carry all that used TP to the nearest shitter and toss it in. Or burn it in a fire. Or carry it home with you. I like my washcloth movie a whole lot more.

Please do not leave toilet paper on the ground!


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    1. Oh like to add about Shitting In the Woods Ok, hang in here with me... read the rest here luvin u all https://www.facebook.com/notes/rainbow-family-of-living-light/shitting-in-the-woods-ok-hang-in-here-with-me/1079014452139132/

  2. How ever have sisters survived for 200,000+ years without toilet paper ? SisterFlowers is such a nice term for the modern woman's environmental identity .

  3. We always put to in our covered waste paper basket to save our septic, so you can take a large, empty covered coffee can poke two holes on side and make a toliet roll holder from the metal hanger and placed use to in the container. Make sure you enclose the coffee can with a plastic bag inside so you can discard easily. Have extra plastic bags for all your other waste needs.


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