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The Best and Worst Outhouses

The Best and Worst Outhouses

Outhouses are maybe the most underrated and under-appreciated aspects of hunting and fishing camp. Here's OL's ode to the outhouse.
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from DSMbirddog wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

On a cold snowy night an outhouse still beats the alternative. No wasting time reading catologs in those temperatures.

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from computererds wrote 3 years 37 weeks ago

"There's nothing more fun than trudging through three feet of snow to use a freezing cold outhouse on a brisk winter morning."

Hey! I've shat there!

I'd never forget it because it looked just like my deer blind at home (well at home back then.) No joke-- someone had left an OL in there for me--had to keep my foot in the door to have though light to read it though. (This wasn't in the winter.)

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from RoundBelly wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

Takes way too long to look at the photo's , whole page loads each time not just new photo. Bad site design needs to be fixed.

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from Montanagyrene wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

I'm afraid I have to agree with Bo, in that I've seen plenty of these structures, as well...#38 is indeed VERY impressive, and #3 is SO well camouflaged, if you weren't sure where it was (except for the aroma), it would be possible to just walk right on by...I'm reminded of the harmless prank my cousins, brother, and I would pull...We'd wait until one of the others was inside, then start lobbing rocks onto the roof...

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from MWK_MN wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

vette, looking back to my teenage days of using the neighbors outhouse at my buddies cabin I can understand why some people would lock theirs especially if they were as nice as the one in # 38. Sometimes I wish I could go back in time and kick my own a$$. lol!

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from seadog wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

I'm a fan of outhouses. I'm sure everyone's heard the joke about so-&so's version of "roughing it" is the Holiday Inn. My idea of luxury is a place to hunt with a real outhouse. I usually go where the bears go and try real hard to avoid situations like the one the Captain didn't get himself into. There was this one incident involving red ants, but I refuse to talk about it.

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from vette wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

WHY DOES # 38 HAVE A LOCK ON THE DOOR?

BEING THAT WELL KEPT IS A VIRTUE BUT BEING LOCKED IS GOING TO CAUSE UNAUTHORIZED DEPOSITS OUTSIDE OF THE 'VAULT'.

MAYBE IT'S THE EXECUTIVE SUITE!

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from abfreddie64 wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

We recently painted my 50 year-old outhoue. For being that old i thin its in good shape

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from Jeepdude1987 wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

I have a friend who is the dept. head of Civil engineering at the local college, and he is the poop professor. He loves pictures of outhouses. He even has a rather large photo album of them. He also loves pictures of Waste Water Treatment Facilities.

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from The Captain wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

Wow, Number 4 looks like one of my spray-paint jobs... might need someone handier to come along to apply some paint.
I am all for outhouses, though. It's not cool when you are doing your business in the woods, fall over in the middle of said "business" and roll 30 feet downhill... not that it has ever happened to me... in the dark... with my friends laughing at me. Yeah, never happened.

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from charlie elk wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

Mrs Elk thinks she used some these along the roads less traveled by with charlie.
Most of them have a crescent moon on the door meaning they are for the ladies. A star on the door would be for the gentlemen. These symbols date back to colonial times when few folks could read.
later,
charlie

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from buckhunter wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

Man there are some realy nice outhouses in here.At the outhouse at my hunting camp I'm happy if snow dont come in through the cracks in the door in the winter and if I don get bitten by a spider where you dont want to get bit in the summer. I bet the people the have number 38 dont have that happen to them.

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from Bo wrote 3 years 41 weeks ago

Having grown up very poor and not living in a house with indoor plumbing until I was 12, I have seen more outhouses than I care to. In the summer we would have to check to be sure that there were no wasps or spiders close when you were busy. There were black widows down there. There were also mud daubers, yellow jackets and hornets that would take exception to anyone disturbing them as they did whatever they were doing down there.
No one needs a meeting with the business end of a wasp, particularly when it is your business end they are after when you are using an outhouse. Especially if you are allergic to wasps and other stinging insects of the hymenoptra variety as I am.
I would rather go in the trees than use an outhouse. That is why I carry a small trowel and other essentials for that purpose in my fanny pack.

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from The Captain wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

Wow, Number 4 looks like one of my spray-paint jobs... might need someone handier to come along to apply some paint.
I am all for outhouses, though. It's not cool when you are doing your business in the woods, fall over in the middle of said "business" and roll 30 feet downhill... not that it has ever happened to me... in the dark... with my friends laughing at me. Yeah, never happened.

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from vette wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

WHY DOES # 38 HAVE A LOCK ON THE DOOR?

BEING THAT WELL KEPT IS A VIRTUE BUT BEING LOCKED IS GOING TO CAUSE UNAUTHORIZED DEPOSITS OUTSIDE OF THE 'VAULT'.

MAYBE IT'S THE EXECUTIVE SUITE!

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from charlie elk wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

Mrs Elk thinks she used some these along the roads less traveled by with charlie.
Most of them have a crescent moon on the door meaning they are for the ladies. A star on the door would be for the gentlemen. These symbols date back to colonial times when few folks could read.
later,
charlie

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from Jeepdude1987 wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

I have a friend who is the dept. head of Civil engineering at the local college, and he is the poop professor. He loves pictures of outhouses. He even has a rather large photo album of them. He also loves pictures of Waste Water Treatment Facilities.

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from abfreddie64 wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

We recently painted my 50 year-old outhoue. For being that old i thin its in good shape

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from seadog wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

I'm a fan of outhouses. I'm sure everyone's heard the joke about so-&so's version of "roughing it" is the Holiday Inn. My idea of luxury is a place to hunt with a real outhouse. I usually go where the bears go and try real hard to avoid situations like the one the Captain didn't get himself into. There was this one incident involving red ants, but I refuse to talk about it.

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from Bo wrote 3 years 41 weeks ago

Having grown up very poor and not living in a house with indoor plumbing until I was 12, I have seen more outhouses than I care to. In the summer we would have to check to be sure that there were no wasps or spiders close when you were busy. There were black widows down there. There were also mud daubers, yellow jackets and hornets that would take exception to anyone disturbing them as they did whatever they were doing down there.
No one needs a meeting with the business end of a wasp, particularly when it is your business end they are after when you are using an outhouse. Especially if you are allergic to wasps and other stinging insects of the hymenoptra variety as I am.
I would rather go in the trees than use an outhouse. That is why I carry a small trowel and other essentials for that purpose in my fanny pack.

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from MWK_MN wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

vette, looking back to my teenage days of using the neighbors outhouse at my buddies cabin I can understand why some people would lock theirs especially if they were as nice as the one in # 38. Sometimes I wish I could go back in time and kick my own a$$. lol!

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from Montanagyrene wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

I'm afraid I have to agree with Bo, in that I've seen plenty of these structures, as well...#38 is indeed VERY impressive, and #3 is SO well camouflaged, if you weren't sure where it was (except for the aroma), it would be possible to just walk right on by...I'm reminded of the harmless prank my cousins, brother, and I would pull...We'd wait until one of the others was inside, then start lobbing rocks onto the roof...

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from buckhunter wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

Man there are some realy nice outhouses in here.At the outhouse at my hunting camp I'm happy if snow dont come in through the cracks in the door in the winter and if I don get bitten by a spider where you dont want to get bit in the summer. I bet the people the have number 38 dont have that happen to them.

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from RoundBelly wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

Takes way too long to look at the photo's , whole page loads each time not just new photo. Bad site design needs to be fixed.

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from computererds wrote 3 years 37 weeks ago

"There's nothing more fun than trudging through three feet of snow to use a freezing cold outhouse on a brisk winter morning."

Hey! I've shat there!

I'd never forget it because it looked just like my deer blind at home (well at home back then.) No joke-- someone had left an OL in there for me--had to keep my foot in the door to have though light to read it though. (This wasn't in the winter.)

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from DSMbirddog wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

On a cold snowy night an outhouse still beats the alternative. No wasting time reading catologs in those temperatures.

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