You might think you can just go out and take a poop in your own backyard, or in the woods.

Well, okay you can, providing your backyard is not in a town.

You can poop in the woods while hiking or camping -- that's fine.

BUT YOU CAN'T JUST GO OUT AND BUILD AN OUTHOUSE IN WYOMING.

Not without a permit.

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With that permit come some rules and regulations regarding the construction of that outhouse.

You probably thought you could just dig a hole and put a shack over it. BUT NO!

Pooping in a hole is FINE until you put a building over it.

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So, first, you go pick the spot where you want your "CRAPPER" and then you get it approved.

I'm not sure who they have to approve it. Maybe the state has a crapper specialist. I have no idea.

Then you are handed a list of rules and regulations:

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020-25 Wyo. Code R. § 25-16

Privies or outhouses that meet the requirements of this section are permitted by rule. A permit by rule requires the owner to submit the information contained in paragraph (g) of this section to the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Water Quality Division prior to constructing or installing the facility. By submission of the required information, the owner acknowledges and certifies they will comply with the requirements contained in this section.

Pre-fabricated privies or outhouses shall be sealed, water-tight vaults and shall meet the following conditions:

(a) The horizontal setback distance requirements for sealed privies or outhouses shall comply with Section 7(g) for septic tanks.

(b) The depth to seasonally high groundwater from the bottom of a water tight vault shall be sufficient to prevent floatation of the empty vault.

(c) The vault must have sufficient capacity for the dwelling served, and must have at least 27 cubic feet or 200 gallons of capacity.

(d) Privies or outhouses must be insect tight; must have a self-closing door; the privy or outhouse seat must include a cover; and all exterior openings, including vent openings, shall be screened.

(e) Privies or outhouses must be adequately vented.

(f) Privies or outhouses shall not be constructed within the 100 year floodplain.

(g) Owner's name, address, phone number, legal description of privy or outhouse (address, latitude/longitude, or ¼¼ section), and the date construction or installation will begin.

020-25 Wyo. Code R. § 25-16

Amended, Eff. 7/27/2016.

Amended, Eff. 6/29/2018.

Vintage Wyoming Movie Posters

I love walking down the hallway of a modern movie theater and looking at the old posters of vintage movies.

That got me thinking about old Westerns based on Wyoming. How many of those posters are still around?

Many are, and many are for sale online, if you want to decorate your home, or even home theater, with classic and mostly forgotten movie posters.

Most of these films were made before the era of television. Hollywood was cranking out these things as fast as they could.

The plots, the scrips, the acting, directing, and editing were SO BAD, they were good.

73 Years Ago The Storm Of The Century Hit Wyoming

73 years ago, in 1949 the storm of the century hit the Western US. Here is a look at some pictures that tell the story...