Steve records a couple who tell how far you should poop from major water sources, plus other interesting details. From the script:
EMILY RESSLER: And then another thing we like to talk about is what we call micro litter. And micro litter is any of the little things …that you’re dropping and you’re not really seeing, so when you’re …sitting down and taking a break, and eating your granola bar, it’s all those little crumbs that are falling out on the ground. And those may not seem like they’re that big of an impact, and it might seem kind of nit picky to even mention picking that stuff up, but if you think about birds in the area, or small mammals, they’re really going to be attracted to those popular areas because they are finding that micro litter that they can come along and have a meal and become pests, cause issues between humans and those animals.
J.D. TANNER: One of the most common phrases you hear with dispose-of-waste-properly, is “pack it in, pack it out.” So what do you guys think about the possibilities of packing out your human waste?
J.D. TANNER: It’s sounds kind of gross, but it’s possible. There’s all kinds of fancy little things these days. Uh, the WAG BAG, the Restop, are great little, I guess they’re called “toilets in a bag.” And [opening package] whenever you open up a WAG BAG and you pull it out or a Restop, either one, you open ’em up and inside you’ll find two plastic bags, and you’ll find some hand sanitizer, and just enough toilet paper to make you angry. And whenever you open up the bigger plastic bag, you look inside, and there’s a little bit of powder in the bottom. And we call it “poo powder,” and what happens is, when your feces and some of your urine come in contact with it, it starts to gel… And whenever it starts to gel, it helps to start the decomposition a little bit faster on that feces. And it supposedly knocks down the smell a little bit.
The third principle is Dispose of Waste Properly. The Leave No Trace site has the rest.
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