How to Shit in the Woods, 3rd Edition

Author: Kathleen Meyer

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 9781607740186

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 136

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It’s the feisty third edition of How to Shit in the Woods, jam-packed with new information for outdoor enthusiasts of every stripe. Hailed in its first edition as “the most important environmental book of the decade” by Books of the Southwest, and in its second as “the real shit” by the late, great, outdoor photographer Galen Rowell, this bestselling guide is often called the “backpacker’s bible” and has sold more than 2.5 million copies in eight languages. Author Kathleen Meyer continues to pioneer the way with her inimitable voice—at once humorous, irreverent, and direct—examining the latest techniques for graceful backcountry elimination, and answering a desperate cry from nature concerning environmental precautions in our ever-shrinking wilds. World changes come fast and furious, and in the backcountry it is no different. The practice of “packing-it-out,” adopted to protect high use areas and fragile eco-systems, is here to stay. We are now often urged to haul our poop home. Or with increasing frequency, the whole business is mandatory. To assist with all this responsible human waste disposal, Meyer’s new edition features the latest in product innovations, from classy high-tech to inexpensive do-it-yourself. She covers the most current solutions to the health risks of drinking straight from wilderness waterways; presents a raft of natural substitutes for the purist swearing off toilet tissue; and offers a wealth of new recommendations for ladies who must make do without a loo. This down-to-earth guide has been employed as a training aid for scout troops, outdoor schools, and wilderness programs for inner-city youth; for rangers with the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, and Bureau of Land Management; as well as for whitewater rafting guides, backcountry outfitters, and members of the military. In rowing hundreds of urbanites down whitewater rivers, Meyer honed her squatting skills and found she “wasn’t alone in the klutz department.” Her delightfully shameless discussion of a once-shameful activity, her erudite examination of its associated vocabulary, and her unapologetic promotion of its colorful vernacular make How to Shit in the Woods essential and vastly entertaining reading for anyone who’s ever paused at the edge of the forest and pondered: “Where do I go to go?”
Under the Stars

Author: Dan White

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 9781627791960

Category: Travel

Page: 416

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“The definitive book on camping in America. . . . A passionate, witty, and deeply engaging examination of why humans venture into the wild.”—Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild From the Sierras to the Adirondacks and the Everglades, Dan White travels the nation to experience firsthand—and sometimes face first—how the American wilderness transformed from the devil’s playground into a source of adventure, relaxation, and renewal. Whether he’s camping nude in cougar country, being attacked by wildlife while “glamping,” or crashing a girls-only adventure for urban teens, Dan White seeks to animate the evolution of outdoor recreation. In the process, he demonstrates how the likes of Emerson, Thoreau, Roosevelt, and Muir—along with visionaries such as Adirondack Murray, Horace Kephart, and Juliette Gordon Low—helped blaze a trail from Transcendentalism to Leave No Trace. Wide-ranging in research, enthusiasm, and geography, Under the Stars reveals a vast population of nature seekers, a country still in love with its wild places.
Sea Kayaking

Author: Philip Woodhouse

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 9781452508498

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 380

View: 474

In Sea Kayaking, , comprehensive guide for those who travel the open waters in the Southern Hemisphere, Philip Woodhouse, Australian paddler and Royal Australian Air Force veteran, shares his years of experience, technical training, and military teaching skills. What began as a personal reference was soon developed as a training manual, recommended by the Victorian Sea Kayak Club to its membersand East Coast Kayaking to their patrons and Australian Canoeing students. Sea Kayaking covers boat design, kit requirements, paddling skills, health and well-being, meteorology, the ocean environment, navigation, communications, conservation andminimal-impact camping, conservation, seamanship, electrical bilge pumps, solar panels, light sources, boat repairs, leadership, risk management, basic safety and survival strategies , as well as a brief overview about the history and various types of canoeing.. There is also a comprehensive glossary to assist the reader in understanding the terms and concepts discussed in the main text. Woodhouses work differs from most manuals about sea kayaking in that it is written from the perspective of someone who paddles the Southern Hemisphere. As such, the major differences between the two hemispheresweather patterns, navigation, laws, and terminologyare discussed, as well as compared to their Northern Hemisphere counterparts. In the end, paddling skills are paddling skills, hypothermia is hypothermia, and twenty-five-knot winds are twenty-five-knot winds. A three-metre tidal range can still produce a long haul across mud flats when the tide is outand landing through two-metre surf is still scary (though a lot of fun), no matter where you paddle.
Funny Trail Tales

Author: Amy Hoitsma

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781461746294

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 120

A portable, family-friendly collection of some of the most classic and entertaining funny stories--perfect to share around the campfire Whether read aloud to friends or read alone, this collection will tickle your funny bone in the backcountry.
The John Muir Trail

Author: Alan Castle

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783621385

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 448

The John Muir Trail (JMT) is one of the world's most spectacular treks and is North America's best known mid-distance walking trail. It runs for 216 miles through the high Sierra Nevada mountains of California, from Yosemite Valley (El Capitan and Half-Dome) to the summit of Mount Whitney (14,496ft), the highest peak in the US outside Alaska. The route is described in 21 day stages. All you need to know to plan and prepare for your trip is contained within this guide, from obtaining trekking permits to buying trek food and forwarding food caches along the trail. Abundant advice is given on such topics as dealing with inquisitive bears, coping with altitude, negotiating river crossings, as well as tips on booking transport to and from the trailheads and on what equipment to take. In addition, there is a detailed description of the flora and fauna of this remarkable region. The walking trail, which is named after the great 19th-century Scottish naturalist, conservationist and writer John Muir, is entirely through the unspoilt wilderness of the American West and passes through three national parks: Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks.
Modern German Grammar

Author: Ruth Whittle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134859146

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 919

View: 854

Announcing an innovative, new, practical reference grammar, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. It is the ideal reference grammar at advanced secondary level and above.
Food on the Move

Author: Harlan Walker

Publisher: Oxford Symposium

ISBN: 9780907325796

Category: Cookbooks

Page: 336

View: 826

The Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery has been held annually since 1981. This volume of more than 40 essays presented in 1996 includes pieces on food suitable for travelling, food written about by travel writers and travellers, and food that has itself travelled from its place of origin. The topics range from the domestication of western food in Japan, cooking on board ship in the 17th and 18th centuries, the transmission of the Arabic culinary tradition to medieval England, the influence of travel writers on modern Australian cooking, and the travels of the peanut.
The Complete Walker IV

Author: Colin Fletcher

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: PSU:000049055085

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 868

View: 889

An updated edition of the classic guide to hiking provides an overview of the latest developments in backpacking, evaluating a wide range of hiking equipment, discussing wilderness etiquette, and providing practical information on hiking techniques, clothing, first aid, cooking, and selecting a campsite. Simultaneous.
The Backcountry Classroom

Author: Bruce F. Bonney

Publisher: Globe Pequot Press

ISBN: WISC:89064910714

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 215

Designed to help instructors and students master and teach the WEA curriculum. Contains the basics of a safe, enjoyable and environmentally sound expedition.
Michelle's Captivity: Omnibus Edition

Author: William Rubin

Publisher: Crystal Vision Publishing

ISBN: 9781949189919

Category: Fiction

Page: 275

View: 187

A gut-wrenching death in his arms. A buried body gone missing. Is it an astonishing impossibility or the most torturous of deceptions? Savagely attacked by Dr. Jean Louis Durand on her thirtieth birthday, Michelle Ravello narrowly survives. Months later, during an FBI raid gone terribly wrong, she is killed at the doctor’s secret compound in Westchester County, New York and laid to rest in a touching and tragic ceremony. Or is she? With never before seen material from Forbidden Birth, Michelle’s Captivity weaves through the upheaval, angst, and danger of Forbidden Cure, showing Michelle Ravello in all her power and glory. But everyone who loves Michelle is convinced she’s dead. Engaged in a solitary battle against all-powerful opponents, how can she possibly survive?