Mastering Nature's Call: Our Top Outdoor Peeing Positions for Going There

Mastering Nature's Call: Our Top Outdoor Peeing Positions for Going There

When nature calls in the outdoors, be prepared to answer. We founded a company that helps everyone pee with their pants on, so we’ve had plenty of practice. Here are our favorite positions that make peeing much easier (and more fun) in the outdoors:

The OG Full Squat

The position you know and love (but also hate a little bit if you’re not wearing Gnara Go There pants). Pull your pants down (or open your Gnara zipper), place your feet hip-width apart, and drop your *peach* to the ground. Don’t forget to orient yourself pointing downhill to avoid a river of pee running towards your feet.

The Half Squat

Not in the mood to drop it like it's hot? For this slight variation on the full squat, just bend your knees, pull down your pants or unzip, and pee freely! No need to worry about pesky plants or branches coming in contact with your skin while you do your business.

The Power Pose (Patriarchy Smasher)

This is an advanced position for the bold and confident urinator. It’s quick, dirty, and a little bit wild. Without Gnara Go There™ pants, this pose requires taking your pants and underwear all the way off. With the best hiking pants around, however, all you have to do is simply unzip, spread your legs, and go. Some Gnara power-users have reported that peeing from a full stand is life-changing. Potential hazards include pee all over your legs and pants. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Think you’ve got the perfect steam? Let us know if you try this method out.

The Kneel

A Gnara team favorite, the kneel gives you maximum stability and minimal backsplash. Get low to the ground with one foot out in front and one behind, then let your stream flow. Pro tip: hold onto a friendly-looking branch or stump for extra support. This position is not recommended with normal pants.

Leaning Wall Sit

A pee position for those nostalgic about 4th grade gym class, the leaning wall sit gives you the most bang for your buck. Press your back against a friendly tree or rock, unzip, and go! If you aren’t quite ready to commit to the full wall sit, lean your butt against a log and use a hand to stabilize yourself while you go. 

The Tree Hugger

A modified version of the OG Squat, the tree hugger gets you up close and personal with nature. Find a sturdy tree trunk to hold in front of you, squat down and go! This position is easier on tired legs and is also ideal for going #2. Feeling friendly? Grab a partner and try the back-to-back method for double the fun. Bonus points if you’re both wearing Gnara Go There pants or Shorts

The Climber

A position designed to please your inner child, the climber necessitates hanging from a trusted tree or rock face to do your business. You can also try answering nature’s call while wearing a harness with the Go TherePants. Climb at your own risk.

In terms of your PPP (post-pee practices), always be mindful of what you’re cleaning with. While the drip dry method works for some, it can lead to UTIs and yeast infections. We also don’t recommend using leaves, which may be poisonous (trust us, we’ve been there). Instead, consider investing in an antimicrobial pee cloth like this one from our friends, Kula Cloth

Go forth and pee freely!


  • Master said:

    I have been peeing in the standing position since I was eight years old. How no other females know how to do this is beyond me.
    Even males have to practice too.
    EVERYONE needs practice.
    Women DO NOT pee backwards.
    The urethra points up & forward.
    Why women do not spread their lips open when they pee is weird.
    It’s like intact males trying to pee with their foreskin closed!
    It’s common sense really.
    Also,a woman’s urethra is half the size of a man’s & no TP is needed when no foreskin is blocking the urethra. An obstructed urethra is the cause of a crooked stream.

    January 23, 2024

  • McClure Polley said:

    One position you didn’t mention is my favorite. Without unfastening your pack waistband or pants button, unzip about to the bottom of the crotch and insert a “pStyle” funnel. This allows a free-standing-up pee and you can direct the stream wherever you like (just like the guys). You can wipe the back edge of the pStyle along your body as you remove it which does a pretty good job of collecting drips.

    July 28, 2022

  • Robin said:

    Always enjoy your newsletters, but this one especially. Favorite peeing positions… brilliant and helpful!

    July 28, 2022

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