How to Shit in the Woods An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art

ISBN-10: 1580083633

ISBN-13: 9781580083638

Edition: 3rd 2011

Authors: Kathleen Meyer

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The third edition of this bestselling and groundbreaking book on eco-friendly outdoor elimination options is fully revised and includes a new preface by the author. Beloved by hikers, campers, backpackers, and outdoor enthusiasts,How to Shit in the Woodsis the backcountry bible for ecofriendly defecation techniques and environmentally sound waste management. A by-product (if you will) is Meyerrs"s delightfully shameless discussion of a once-secretive activity and the promotion of its colorful vocabulary. The third edition examines the impact of too much crap (organic and otherwise) on our evershrinking wide-open spaces and offers the latest innovative technology (some low-tech, some very high-tech) designed to help our wild places survive. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Book details

List price: $11.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date: 3/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Size: 5.02" wide x 8.44" long x 0.43" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Kathleen Meyer lives with Patrick McCarron, & a host of other species, in western Montana's Bitterroot Valley.

Third Edition Preface
Original Preface
Author's Note
Anatomy of a Crap
T. J. Crapper
Our Inhibitions
Learning Technique
Getting Comfortable
Preserving Dignity
Digging the Hole
Why an Environmentally Sound Hole?
Transmission of Enteric Pathogens (Intestinal Diseases)
Giardia: Symptoms, Spreading, and Roaring Debate
Actual Digging: Trowels, Soil Types, Security vs. Decomposition, Locating the High-Water Line, and Stirring
Peeing Is Different
A Latrine
Ocean Disposal, or Not?
When You Can't Dig a Hole
Misery Loves Company
The "Soggies"
Extreme Adventure
Sensitive Ecosystems
High-Use Corridors
Packing-It-Out: History and Regulation
Enema Man
Group Shitarees: Discussion of Design Features
Washable-Reusable Carry-Out Toilets
Porta Potti
Do-It-Yourself Soil Can
Plight of the Solo Poop Packer
Higher Inspiration: Junko and Jim
Becoming a Poop Packer
Discussion of Solo Containers
Solo Poop Packer Systems
Do-It-Yourself Poop Tubes
Frosting a Rock/Smearing Curtailed
Trekker's Trots
Diarrhea and Prevention
"Disinfection," "Sterilization," and "Purification"
Waterborne Enteric Pathogens: Protozoa, Bacteria, and Viruses
Mechanical Field Water Filtration Systems
Ultraviolet Light
MIOX Purifier
First Need Matrix
The Halogens: Chlorine and Iodine
Rehydration Formula
For Women Only:H ow Not to Pee in Your Boots
Penis Envy!
Women's Stand-up Peeing
Pants vs. Skirts
Crotch-Accessible Clothing
Secrets of Avoiding Splatters and Showers
Born a Frontierswoman
Pee Rags
Managing Menstruation in the Wilds
Feminine Funnels or FUDs: Washable-Reusable and Disposable
What? No T.P.? or Doing Without
Pinwheel, Prune Conserve, and Cowboy Schottische
My Mr. Neanderthal
Wilderness T.P. Alternatives: Various Cautions
Leaves (sticky, scabrous, prickly, hispidulous)
Snowballs, Sticks, Stones, and Pinecones
The Water Wipe
Road Apples/Eating Like a Horse
Definition of Shit
About the Author
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