Ms. Meyer punctilios not only techniques for maintaining privacy and decorum while relieving oneself, but the environmental consequences of so doing. She vents about fecal-born bacteria and disease and how to minimize contaminating surface and ground water. The precautions that must be taken to avoid disease when drinking backcountry water are discharged here, too.
There are also heaps of anecdotes and funny stories, that will have you rolling at the foibles of the less informed "eliminators." She covers methods for many types of terrain and ecosystems and also spouts information on the delicate subject of off-road "runs."
If you are planning a backcountry trip, guided or not, I'd suggest you "dig in" to this book before departing. Through its guidance you can avoid piles of potential embarressment and, at the same time, be more friendly to the environment. Urine good hands with Kathleen Meyer's book. No ifs, ands, or butts. And, wipe that smirk off your face!!!