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Environmentally friendly hiking habits

  • Jun 27, 2014

If you truly love the outdoors, you know how important it is to minimize the negative impact your adventures have on the environment. You likely pursue eco-friendly habits in your daily life, such as recycling or eating organic foods, and it should be no surprise that same concepts apply when you're out on the trail. It can be easy to forget putting in the extra effort to keep the trail clean, but you know it is the right thing to do. So, the next time you find yourself out in the wild, remember to enjoy the natural playground while treating it with respect.

One of the best ways to ensure that your trips are easy on the environment is to pack lightly and bring items that aren't likely to be disposed of during your travels. For example, make your own trail mix instead of buying pre-packaged varieties that come individually wrapped. This will reduce the temptation to toss extra foil on the ground or see it blown away by the wind. A refillable water bottle is also a key tool that will minimize your eco-footprint as you avoid the problem of carrying extra plastic and wasting space.

When you hit the road to head for your destination, remember that carpooling is an easy way to help the environment as well as save a few dollars on gas. Better yet, ask to borrow a friend's car if it gets better gas mileage. Even if you need to fill up the tank along the way, you'll be glad you made the green choice. Other tweaks such as switching to a solar powered watch or choosing to pack a vegetarian lunch may seem minor but can still make a difference in the long run.

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