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The Krapp Strapp: Make Going #2 In the Backcountry More Comfy

The Krapp Strapp: Make Going #2 In the Backcountry More Comfy

If you love camping, biking, hiking, hunting, fishing, or any outdoor activity in a remote, wooded location, but you dread the thought of nature calling while you’re in nature, you might be someone who’d benefit from the Krapp Strapp.

No, we’re not joking. The Krapp Strapp is a real thing, and it can, ahem, eliminate the difficulty of squatting long enough to… well, you know… 💩 in the woods. While us RVers tend to bring our toilets with us to most places we… uh… go, we don’t bring them on every outdoor adventure.

Let’s take a look at this innovative helper for krapping in the woods. Whether you’re hunting, backpacking, fly fishing, enjoying some other woodland adventure, or even experiencing an “emergency” in a remote area… it may just save your butt!

What the Heck Is a Krapp Strapp?

The Krapp Strapp is an innovation from a company called Air Boss Outdoors. It enlists the aid of a nearby tree to basically hold you comfortably in a sitting position while you… well… do your business. They call it “The #1 Necessity for Doing #2 Outdoors.”

We first heard about the Krapp Strapp on Shark Tank and thought about the times we’ve been backpacking that we would have be… um… relieved to have had one with us. Here’s where a picture really is worth 1,000 words.

Using the Krapp Strapp demonstrated

These two angles of the Krapp Strapp give you an idea of how it works in concert with a nearby tree.

Features of the Krapp Strapp System

The Krapp Strapp reduces strain on knees and thighs, keeps hands free, and makes it super easy to get into and remain in the “squatting” position as the user leans back. It has an adjustable waist strap with a padded backrest and a couple of pockets for necessities like toilet paper.

The Krapp Strapp comes with a weatherproof storage/transport bag and has a maximum weight capacity of 400 pounds. We’re thinking that anyone weighing more than that might be less inclined to go on a long trek in the woods, so we’re guessing Air Boss Outdoors probably knows their market pretty well and designed the Krapp Strapp accordingly.

How to Use the Krapp Strapp

The Krapp Strapp is secured around a tree and the user simply leans back into a squatting position and “goes.” Did we mention that you need to lower your pants first? Yeah… we didn’t think we needed to cover that part.

AIR BOSS MOTION DECOYS Krapp Strap: Ultimate Outdoor Comfort | Hands-Free, Portable Toilet Solution, Durable & Versatile | Perfect for Camping, Hiking, Travel, Fishing, Hunting & More! Made in U.S.A.
  • ✅ ULTIMATE OUTDOOR COMFORT - Transform your 'business' into leisure with the Krapp Strapp, the pinnacle of outdoor bathroom solutions. Its unrivaled...
  • ✅ HANDS-FREE RELAXATION - Featuring an extra-large padded backrest, securely lean back and relax while taking care of nature's call. Enjoy a...

Once relieved, the user can contain the waste and paper in a compostable toilet bag to carry out of the site in a respectful Leave No Trace fashion. Or if you’re a serious backpacker on an extended trip, be sure to follow the best practices for when, where, and how to dig a cathole if necessary.

These bags are designed for use with a bucket toilet, but anytime you’re in nature, you’ll want to collect and properly dispose of the toilet paper. Note that although these bags are technically compostable, they should not be buried or left in the woods.

Green Elephant Portable Toilet Bags - Camping Toilet Bags, Camping Potty Bags, Camping Poop Bags for People, Toilet Waste Bags for 5 Gallon Bucket, Camp Toilet Bag, 15 count, 8 gal, 1 mil (1 pack)
  • GO ON THE GO – Make an easy-to-clean camping bathroom setup with Green Elephant’s potty bags for portable toilet, whether you’re camping, on...
  • NO MUSS, NO FUSS – Our human poop bags for camping are sturdy and easy-to-ONE-use. Plus, these porta potty bags disposable odor proof are more...

If you do need to dig a cathole, one of these will come in handy.

TheTentLab(R) Deuce(R) of Spades™Ultralight Backpack Trowel - .6 oz (17g) Fire!, 2
  • First, save yourself a ton of time and use the Deuce UPSIDE-DOWN to probe the top 3-4” for rocks or roots that might spoil your poop-hole location;...
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And don’t forget to wash your hands!

Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer Refreshing Gel, Clean Scent, 2 fl oz Travel Size Flip Cap Bottle (Pack of 6) – 3155-04-EC
  • Show you care about well-being with PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer Refreshing Gel
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While we’re on this subject, did you know that “RV Toilet Paper” is a scam?! We learned that over 20 years ago when we first started full-time RVing. Don’t, ahem, waste your money!

What Do You Think?

So, we’re curious… Would you use the Krapp Strapp while tent camping, hiking, hunting, or fishing out in the woods? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments whether you, like the sharks on Shark Tank, think the Krapp Strapp is a great innovation in outdoor 💩-ing!

For more camping-related info, check out our posts on portable campfires, portable propane fire pits, and how to get the smoke smell out of clothes.

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Monday 8th of April 2024

no krapp strapp for me!! sitting on log just fine


Monday 8th of April 2024

@jane, I was originally thinking the same. however, where I live, ticks on logs are always a consideration. especially in spring, when there can be hundreds of them! this could be an option in places where you know there are ticks. kind of pricey for what it is, though....

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