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

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493064007
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 09/01/2022
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,012,699
File size: 6 MB

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


The Leave No Trace Seven Principles

The Seven Rs of Outdoor Minimalism

Get to Know Your Gear

Don’t Throw Old Gear Out

Rethink Trail Food

Nearly Zero-Waste Toiletries

Pet Problems

Bushcraft and Outdoor Minimalism

Leave It Better Than You Found it

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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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