Submitter: Recently weeded from my small rural public library. I did not weed because of content or even because of the title, but really because of lack of circs and we’re starting to get very overcrowded on our Adult NF shelves. Does there really need to be an entire book on this subject? I would think this subject can be covered in a few paragraphs in any good hiking/camping/survival book. Oh, and I learned something here that I apparently didn’t learn in Sunday School decades ago: the Bible has a verse telling you what to do with your excrement. Huh… who knew?
Holly: I can see this book circulating quite well in certain places, near hiking and climbing areas, for example. This book goes into detail about soil types, digging latrines, rock climber concerns, water filtration systems, men vs. women, what to do with toilet paper…there really is quite a lot to it! But if it doesn’t work in your library and you have space concerns, it would probably be an easy weed. Looks like there is a new version coming out in 2020 if anyone’s library needs a new copy.
Shout out to the National Park Service and their excellent advice: Leave No Trace, which also applies to human waste.