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  How-To
The Adventurer's Handbook
30 Crucial Skills, Nifty Tips, and Shameless Shortcuts
By Robert Earle Howells

How to Leave (Absolutely) No Trace

In fragile alpine terrain, sandy ground, and rocky soil, human waste can be an environmental problem even when it's buried. Jennifer Tucker of Leave No Trace recommends that you use a carrier (such as the Restop; www.whennaturecalls.com) to pack out your waste or that you make your own disposable toilet. Sounds fun, eh?

First, fit a paper bag inside a Ziploc bag, then cover the outside with duct tape. Carry a small supply of flushable cat litter to add to it at the appropriate moments. Flush the contents when you get back.

Next Tip: How to Make Tastier Backcountry Grub >>

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•  Introduction
 
How to
•  Avoid an Avalanche
•  Avoid Blisters
•  Beach a Kayak
•  Bike Up Steep Trails
•  Build a Fire When It's Wet
•  Climb Higher
•  Cross a River on Foot
•  Fight Altitude Sickness
•  Find Your Way
•  Fix Gear in the Field
•  Haggle for Anything
•  Hike Lighter
•  Keep Warm on Frigid Hikes
•  Leave (Absolutely) No Trace
•  Make Tastier Backcountry Grub
•  Melt Snow to Drink
•  Paddle With Power
•  Predict the Weather
•  Put on Your Skis
•  Run Off-Road
•  See More Fish When Diving
•  Ski Faster
•  Slide Down an Icy Slope
•  Slip a Bribe
•  Stick to the Rock
•  Swim Rapids
•  Swing a Machete
•  Take Better Photos
•  Telemark for Real
•  Wipe Out on a Bike
 
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