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.
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.