How to Shit in the Woods - 4th Edition

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More than 30 years since its original publication, the 4th edition of How to Shit in the Woods remains the backcountry backpacker's bible—crucial for anyone looking to be wiser with their waste.

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    • Presents proper procedures for times when indoor plumbing is not an option in a way that is approachable and comprehensible for all audiences, from beginner to expert
    • This 4th edition features updates to outdoor laws, regulations and health statistics; plus, recommendations for equipment such as special trowels, funnels and portable toilets

    Made in USA.

    From the publisher: Kathleen Meyer delivers an update to the beloved guide to relieving yourself responsibly. Meyer's delightfully shameless discussion of a once-secretive activity examines the environmental impact of too much crap (organic and otherwise) on our ever-shrinking wild outdoors.

    With the rising popularity of hiking and off-the-grid backpacking—as well as the current climate crisis—this book provides timely techniques for keeping trails, bushes and wild waters clean and protected.
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    8 x 5 inches


    Kathleen Meyer

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    Ten Speed Press

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