By Caitlyn Kazanecki
Public restrooms: a traveler’s worst nightmare. Whether it be at a campground, visiting a national/state park or a quick stop at a rest area — when nature calls, it calls. Sometimes we get lucky: We nab one that’s just been cleaned, the toilet paper hasn’t run out or there’s still some hand sanitizer left to de-germ before we bolt out of there. For those other, more unfortunate times, we’ve found Potty Packs.
They’re an ingenious invention as they truly contain “everything but the toilet.” Each pack includes four feet of two-ply toilet paper, a small packet of hand sanitizer, one packet of hand wipes, a full-sized paper toilet seat cover, and a wet wipe containing vitamin E and Aloe Vera, for those extra sensitive tushies. The packs are the perfect size to fit in your pocket, throw in a backpack or purse, or store away in a glove compartment for an unexpected emergency. They are great to give as gifts too, as the uses are endless and the fate of a porta-potty is always a looming uncertainty.
One bit of advice: Before using your Potty Pack open your pack before you enter the restroom. During a personal test, I found that all of the little contents can easily drop into the dismal abyss if not opened careful enough. Open your pack before entering, remove the hand sanitizer and hand wipe and save those two for de-germing after the deed is done. Thank us later.
You can find Potty Packs and other fun products at its company’s website, or purchase a pack of 20 at Amazon.