Outdoor Minimalist: Waste Less Hiking, Backpacking and Camping

Outdoor Minimalist: Waste Less Hiking, Backpacking and Camping

Outdoor Minimalist: Waste Less Hiking, Backpacking and Camping

Outdoor Minimalist: Waste Less Hiking, Backpacking and Camping


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We love the outdoors. We want to take care of it and we want to enjoy it. But with an excess of packaged food, single-use disposables and convenient consumables, are we loving the land to death? Outdoor enthusiasts are more galvanized than ever to be good stewards of the land on which they recreate. Here, for the first time, is the central, reliable guide to hiking and backpacking with minimal impact that outdoor enthusiasts need. Outdoor Minimalist is a guide to actionable ways to waste less while hiking and camping and implement low-impact practices in outdoor pursuits. Look inside to find: ·Waste reduction tips and tricks for beginners and experts alike ·The seven R’s of outdoor minimalism: reduce, refuse, rethink, repair, rehome/repurpose, remove, restore ·Packing lists to waste less with every trip you plan

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493063994
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 09/01/2022
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,091,665
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Meg Carney is a lifelong nature-lover and full-time outdoor and environmental writer. Her full portfolio can be found at megcarney.com. Along with personal writing projects, she is the Senior Editor of the CleanUp News, a news publication that focuses on environmental advocacy and educating consumers on the waste within the supply chain. Meg is well versed in outdoor activities like backpacking, rock climbing, trail running, and biking. If she isn’t playing around in the dirt, you’ll find her reading, writing, or enjoying a conversation with friends. Her combined passion for words and the environment has led her to lead a nomadic lifestyle with a career in writing and environmental advocacy.

Table of Contents

Introduction v

The Leave No Trace Seven Principles xi

The Seven Rs of Outdoor Minimalism 1

Get to Know Your Gear 13

Don't Throw Old Gear Out 51

Rethink Trail Food 75

Nearly Zero-Waste Toiletries 119

Pet Problems 143

Bushcraft and Outdoor Minimalism 169

Leave It Better Than You Found it 173

Packing Lists 183

Conclusion 195

Additional Resources 199

References 205

About the Author 211

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From the Publisher

Outdoor Minimalist is your guidebook to help find a real balance in the outdoors.  Meg helps describe the ethics of good and less good behaviors in the outdoors. The book offers an ethos that may make you happier and have more fun next time you are out taking a walk, at the beach, or climbing a mountain. - National CleanUp Day and Clean Trails Co-founder Steve Jewett

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