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bladder contol on the playa

Postby lalanalla » Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:15 pm

i searched but could not find a related topic. so here is my issue: i go out, have some drinks, partake in various activities - then i have to pee like, every 10 minutes. this makes for some lame adventure nights! how do you - reader with a similar "condition" deal with this? ive thought about an otc overactive bladder control medication. the idea of carrying around a piss jar is not ideal. adult diapers, though an adorable suggestion - are not going to solve this problem. thanks! :D
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Re: bladder contol on the playa

Postby Sham » Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:21 pm

Carry a nalgene bottle in your backpack and use that to pee in. You can step behind a tent or RV and fill 'er up. When you get near a porta potty, you can empty it out.
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Re: bladder contol on the playa

Postby Elorrum » Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:23 pm

I can think of two things:

find a bar near the portos.

consult an actual doctor.

maybe three, but you'll need to keep hydrating all the time so the third thing will be a trick.
drink less.
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Re: bladder contol on the playa

Postby tamarakay » Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:58 pm

Yes, consult an actual real doctor. Pee funnel (if you are built like me) and a bottle will get you through this burn.
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Re: bladder contol on the playa

Postby FossaFerox » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:13 pm

There are plenty of banks of JOTS, I'd suggest keeping the party local, and abstaining if you want to go exploring far and wide.
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Re: bladder contol on the playa

Postby lucky420 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:53 pm

lalanalla wrote:i searched but could not find a related topic. so here is my issue: i go out, have some drinks, partake in various activities - then i have to pee like, every 10 minutes. this makes for some lame adventure nights! how do you - reader with a similar "condition" deal with this? ive thought about an otc overactive bladder control medication. the idea of carrying around a piss jar is not ideal. adult diapers, though an adorable suggestion - are not going to solve this problem. thanks! :D


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Re: bladder contol on the playa

Postby Drawingablank » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:03 pm

Simple - don't drink beer or mixed drinks when going out. Fine when hanging around camp, but nights in BRC I switch to straight booze for this reason.
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Re: bladder contol on the playa

Postby some seeing eye » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:07 pm

Those wide mouth quart water bottles, many made with now known to be unsavory plastic, should be available cheap or free. The law enforcement entities do ticket people for squat to pee pee on the land and they actually have infrared glasses and look for it, weird, even though urine has essentially no impact on the land. Sure you know, you want your urine to be more clear than yellow, "piss clear", to be sure you do not become dehydrated. It is strongly recommended to take some kind of electrolyte minerals throughout the week.
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Re: bladder contol on the playa

Postby BBadger » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:10 pm

lucky420 wrote:Never ever break the seal...well until the last possible moment that is


Yeah, once you go, you're going to keep on going. At least put the effort into stretching out that urine sack and practicing those kegels.

On another note, it helps to put lemon, electrolytes, etc. into your drinks so that you can drink less and replenish. I drink way too much water and piss way too much while on the playa, and it sucks. I resolve to drink less (water) this year if possible.
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Re: bladder contol on the playa

Postby Lonesomebri » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:17 pm

Drawingablank wrote:Simple - don't drink beer or mixed drinks when going out. Fine when hanging around camp, but nights in BRC I switch to straight booze for this reason.


Wow, at first I thought you had taken this request for suggestions into fantasy la la land, but you brought it back around nicely.
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Re: bladder contol on the playa

Postby Dr. Pyro » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:17 pm

Jesus Christ, you people worry too much. I've been to the last 15 TTITD and the playa looks like a dalmation after the burn. Pee anywhere you want if you have to go so bad. Even our beautiful ladies have had to, in the heat of the moment, get a "circle" to gather around her (or so I'm told) so she can take care of business. It's an alkali dead lake bed. You pee on it. What's the worst that's going to happen? 10 years ago I made it a mission of mine to lean over the parimeter of Gigsville and Wheeee!ville (nee Barbie Death Village) and piss into their village. Why? Come find me on the playa and I'll tell you. But I meant what I said: You people worry too much.
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Re: bladder contol on the playa

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:38 pm

BBadger wrote:I drink way too much water and piss way too much while on the playa, and it sucks. I resolve to drink less (water) this year if possible.

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Re: bladder contol on the playa

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:38 pm

Oh, and nobody's suggested a catheter, so I'll put it out there so we have all possible options on the table...
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Re: bladder contol on the playa

Postby Elorrum » Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:20 pm

SNORT! fishy...

mmm, yeah, no so much of a problem now is it?
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Re: bladder contol on the playa

Postby tahiti_treat » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:45 am

Drawingablank wrote:Simple - don't drink beer or mixed drinks when going out. Fine when hanging around camp, but nights in BRC I switch to straight booze for this reason.


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Re: bladder contol on the playa

Postby kittyrodriguez » Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:26 pm

lucky420 wrote:Never ever break the seal...well until the last possible moment that is


Ha! My husband calls this "the flood gate." The trick is, don't go the first time. Once you go, you've opened the flood gates and now you'll have to go all the time. :lol:
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Re: bladder contol on the playa

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:33 pm

kittyrodriguez wrote:
lucky420 wrote:Never ever break the seal...well until the last possible moment that is


Ha! My husband calls this "the flood gate." The trick is, don't go the first time. Once you go, you've opened the flood gates and now you'll have to go all the time. :lol:


That sounds like a UTI waiting to happen...
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Re: bladder contol on the playa

Postby GreyCoyote » Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:55 pm

Kitty: so is the ultimate solution the judicious use of clothespins? (-ducking-) :mrgreen:
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Re: bladder contol on the playa

Postby kittyrodriguez » Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:06 pm

Of course, my statement was only an observation, not advice. Also, physically impossible considering you are there for a week. :shock:
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Re: bladder contol on the playa

Postby GreyCoyote » Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:01 pm

kittyrodriguez wrote:Of course, my statement was only an observation, not advice. Also, physically impossible considering you are there for a week. :shock:


Hehehehe. Well, for me it was a visual thingie. :mrgreen: Purely in the interest of science, ya know?
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Re: bladder contol on the playa

Postby ohCarie » Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:19 pm

Like Doc said, stop worrying. I have the same problem in the default world, once I start it's off to the potty every 30 minutes. But somehow the magical universe that is the playa, and dry dry desert, you pee way less. It's shocking! You'll be pleasantly surprised I bet.
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Re: bladder contol on the playa

Postby BBadger » Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:30 pm

Or you'll be like me in past years and get into this abnormal habit of drinking too much water and pissing too much water-clear piss. It sucks, and I have to make a conscious effort to get out of it when I return to defaultia. Your body doesn't need that much water, much like that 8-glasses-of-water/day lie that is pushed around in the default world.

Of course don't err on the side of too little water, but if you're drinking and pissing too much, find out if it's because you're drinking too much out of habit, your body needs to flush out toxins (alcohol, etc.), or maybe your body is depleted of chemicals that are normally in your water in quantities that are too little (like electrolytes or acids). If you're eating foods that have water in them like soup you don't need as much water. If you're thirsty, but obviously hydrated, you might need more electrolytes. If you're pissing because you drank too much alcohol, well, that's just what's going to happen.
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Re: bladder contol on the playa

Postby robbidobbs » Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:01 pm

The trick to peeing less frequently is to be well hydrated weeks before you arrive, that way when the zero humidity hits you're not playing catch up. Serious. I've lived at the potties for 14 years & have lived at the work ranch before.
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Re: bladder contol on the playa

Postby Eric » Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:15 pm

robbidobbs wrote:The trick to peeing less frequently is to be well hydrated weeks before you arrive, that way when the zero humidity hits you're not playing catch up. Serious. I've lived at the potties for 14 years & have lived at the work ranch before.
Getting well loaded right now is my best advice.


Seconded - I drink a lot of water daily - that & coconut water are pretty much all I drink around the house (and I primarily work at home). I have very little problem with "over peeing" on the playa.
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