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    DescriptionThis updated edition provides a guide to the art of 'going' out-of-doors. It deals with the whens, wheres, how, and what-nows, with chapters such as 'Anatomy of a crap' and 'For women only'.

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    How to Shit in the Woods
    An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kathleen Meyer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    ISBN 13: 9781580083638
    ISBN 10: 1580083633

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.0
    Ingram Subject Code: HL
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC21: 613.6
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24620
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY
    Libri: I-HL
    BIC subject category V2: WSZR, VFB
    BISAC V2.8: NAT011000, HEA021000, SPO030000
    DC22: 613.6
    B&T Approval Code: R09500000, R09503000
    BISAC V2.8: SPO009000
    LC classification: RC1220.M6 M48 2011
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    Thema V1.0: SZV, VFB, SZR
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    One Colour
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    04 April 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Berkeley CA
    Author Information
    A longtime outdoorswoman, KATHLEEN MEYER is the founding editor of "Headwaters," published by Friends of the River. Her travel essays have been included in the "Travelers' Tales" anthologies" A Woman's Passion for Travel: More True Stories from a Woman's World" and "Sand in My Bra and Other Misadventures: Funny Women Write from the Road." Her adventure memoir "Barefoot Hearted: A Wild Life Among Wildlife" was released by Villard in 2001. Whitewater rafter and canoeist, sea-kayaker and sailor, she is also a draft horse teamster, having traversed three Rocky Mountain states by horse-drawn wagon. Ever the nontraditional spirit, Meyer resides in an old, rather unrestored, dairy barn in Montana's Bitterroot Valley and is available for interviews. Visit her Website www.KathleenintheWoods.net and hop onto her blog "Shooting the Shit"
    Review quote
    "Kathleen Meyer has contributed to environmental awareness while lending a grand old English word the respectability it hasn't had since Chaucer's day." --FRANK GRAHAM, "Audubon" magazine
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgments      viii Third Edition Preface      xii Original Preface      xvi Author’s Note      xviii     Chapter 1  Anatomy of a Crap       1 T. J. Crapper • Our Inhibitions • Learning Technique • Style • Getting Comfortable • Cautions • Preserving Dignity   Chapter 2  Digging the Hole      13 Why an Environmentally Sound Hole? • Transmission of Enteric Pathogens (Intestinal Diseases) • Giardia: Symptoms, Spreading, and Roaring Debate • Cryptosporidium • Actual Digging: Trowels, Soil Types, Security vs. Decomposition, Locating the High-Water Line, and Stirring • Peeing Is Different • T.P. • A Latrine • Ocean Disposal, or Not?   Chapter 3  When You Can’t Dig a Hole      33 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 • Rentals   Chapter 4  Plight of the Solo Poop Packer      57 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   Chapter 5  Trekker’s Trots      73 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   Chapter 6  For Women Only:H ow Not to Pee in Your Boots      83 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   Chapter 7  What? No T.P.? or Doing Without      97 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      105 Afterword      111 About the Author      113