I grew up with the old 5 rooms and a "path," in rural Ohio. You did not linger in the outhouse in midwinter, and I remember I could pee my whole name in the winter snow on cold evenings and I had enough bladder control to come back and dot the I in jimmy.
Surprisingly, we just moved in to a new home where we heat entirely with wood in energy efficient wood fireplaces. I have 40 acre farm and enough trees fall naturally each wind storm to provide an endless supply of firewood. have revived my skills with a sledge and wedge as well!