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How to Shit in the Woods, Second Edition: An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art

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A book by Kathleen Meyer

An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost ArtOur once-pristine wildlands are threatened by ever increasing problems of pollution. Since its first publication in 1989, How to Shit in the Woods has been adopted by outdoor enthusiasts everywhere as part … see full wiki

Author: Kathleen Meyer
Genre: Outdoors & Nature, Professional & Technical, Sports
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
1 review about How to Shit in the Woods, Second Edition:...

Required reading if you have to "go" outdoors!

  • Aug 27, 2010
To the uninitiated, the art of having a dump in the woods probably seems no more complicated than "squat, squint, squeeze and squeegee"! But, alas, as the world shrinks and the use of the world's limited wilderness terrain by outdoor adventurers increases to the limit of the land's ability to withstand the stress of that use, it's just not that simple. When considerations such as ecology, weather, temperature, privacy, courtesy, hygiene, biodegradation, density of camping use in an area, terrain and so on are factored into the decision as to where and how to complete the necessary feat, all is not as simple as it would seem. The methods one should choose are as varied as the terrains one might choose to visit and the times of year in which those choices are made.

"How to Shit in the Woods" is a book that should be read by EVERY person who would choose to venture into the out of doors - whether you want to spend a weekend at the local campground or you're a hardcore toughened backwoodsman heading out into the bush for a week long solo canoe trip in Canada's northern boreal forest!

Be prepared for lots of silly toilet humour, hilarious anecdotes concerning toilet misadventures, lots of tongue-in-cheek jokes, a good number of belly laughs and a very earthy delivery to be sure - but the message ultimately is entirely serious and well worth the read! There is very little humorous when it concerns encountering the leavings of someone who trod the trail in front of you.

Highly recommended for campers of all stripes, sexes, ages and experience levels.

Paul Weiss

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October 09, 2010
I came across this book on amazon and found the title so funny that I decided to send an email from the amazon site to a friend of mine, But when I tried I got a notice from amazon, "This email can not be sent because it contains profanities" Ha Ha and all I said was the title of the book.
August 27, 2010
Hmmm, and I thought only bears did that! Very entertaining review, Paul. (tongue in cheek?)
August 27, 2010
Not in the least, Linda. If you camp in the wilderness, then bodily functions are not a matter of choice. The approach to the book is tongue in cheek but the topic is completely serious. There's a right way to do it and a wrong way to do it.
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