Kathleen Meyer
Author of How to Shit in the Woods
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Website: www.kathleeninthewoods.net

Kristine Route
AmeriCorps  •  Alaska Rivers Company
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       “The Pooster is a poster for trailheads, designed to tune up the sensibilities of folks venturing into our treasured Great Beyonds—all that wild country beyond conventional toilets. An educational tool that offers an enlightening nudge, The Pooster is our gift to wild places.”    

Digital files are FREE. Printing is up to you.

We envision our educational broadsides pinned up on backcountry bulletin boards—at boat launches, river put-ins, trailheads, fishing accesses—where ecological outdoor sanitation when practiced by individuals serves to stave off mandated packing-it-out.

Poosters are suitable especially for high-use public wildlands and areas designated wilderness. They are encouraged as pre-trip reminders in outdoor equipment stores; fly-fishing shops; tourist information centers; canoe, ski, and bike rental establishments; and those many convenience stops that offer last-minute camping supplies. Post them in resort towns on the inside of restroom doors, where there’s always a captive audience!

Poosters make perfect display partners for sales of outdoor toilet products: revolutionary new pack-it-out bags, handy backpacker trowels, feminine urinary funnels, and, of course, a stack of How to Shit in the Woods: An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art.

Before pinning up a Pooster, please obtain permission in regions under regulation by the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, BLM, tribal land, state agencies, other local entities, or private property.

Request a free digital file. Choose the Woodsy, Southwest, or Fir Boughs design. Please talk to us about adding official logos, or customizing for your region.

About the designers:
Kristine and Kathleen are long-time river runners, passionate about the same subject: nonproliferation of human poop. All over the world, the backcountry suffers from shabby sanitation conditions. It is these very places—wild and wondrous—that heal and rejuvenate our modern-day harried, sagging spirits. Please join the effort to befriend Mother Nature.
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