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Outdoor Minimalist

Outdoor Minimalist

By Meg Carney
A podcast raising awareness through conversation, information, and mindfulness regarding some of the most important environmental issues of our time. The goal of Outdoor Minimalist is to give outdoor enthusiasts and outdoor companies tools they can use to change their behavior when engaging in outdoor recreation to lower their overall environmental impact.

INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/

WEBSITE: www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/

Based on the book "Outdoor Minimalist: Waste Less Hiking, Camping, and Backpacking" by Meg Carney.
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43. How the Overturning of Roe vs. Wade Impacts Us All and What We Can Do About It
Within this podcast episode, we discuss topics that may be upsetting or triggering to some listeners. Topics such as abortion, maternal mortality rate, racism, sexism, white supremacy, and white nationalism will be mentioned. Featuring Kia Guarino (she/her), the executive director at Pro-Choice Washington; the lead organization focused on political and legislative advocacy for reproductive freedom in Washington state. Kia has a background in global health and international development, economics, policy, and advocacy, having worked at several global organizations, including Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Albright Stonebridge Group, the Clinton Foundation, and Amnesty International. She is dedicated to the advancement of reproductive rights and social justice. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ ------------------------- PRO CHOICE WASHINGTON WEBSITE: https://prochoicewashington.org/ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/prochoicewashington/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/prochoicewa 5 Ways to Take Action Now ------------------------- EPISODE RESOURCES Finding Care: abortionfinder.org, INeedAnA.com, Washington Department of Health Abortion Funds: donate to abortion funds in your area, Northwest Abortion Access Fund (donate here or volunteer here), Indigenous Women Rising Local Clinics: Cedar River Clinics, All Women’s Health, and All Women’s Care Local Policy & Legislative Change: State Abortion Access Network Checking Legal Action: https://www.reprolegalhelpline.org/ Statement from the Sierra Club Music: Ashot-Danielyan-Composer
40:43
July 02, 2022
42. Is Buying Used Outdoor Gear Worth It?
In episode 42 of the Outdoor Minimalist Podcast, we discuss the pros and cons of buying used outdoor equipment. In a few of my earlier episodes, including renting vs buying gear and saving money living sustainably, we chat briefly about used gear and the benefits they provide both financially and for the environment. There are countless benefits of buying used gear, and to help me discuss how to do it tactfully, I had the pleasure of hosting Brian and Laura, the founders of Colchuck Consignment. Colchuck Consignment is North Central Washington’s source for high quality used outdoor gear. They believe in keeping useful gear in use and out of the landfill, while making the outdoors more affordable and accessible for everyone. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PRE ORDER THE OUTDOOR MINIMALIST BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping ------------------------- Lava Linens Discount Code for 15% off your next purchase: OUTDOORMINIMALIST COLCHUCK CONSIGNMENT WEBSITE: https://www.colchuckconsignment.com/ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/colchuckconsignment/ ------------------------- EPISODE RESOURCES Rainy Pass Repair Waste Loop
29:35
June 27, 2022
41. Protecting the Fragile Plants of Desert Landscapes
In episode 41 of the Outdoor Minimalist Podcast, we get to talk about plants. More specifically, we do a deep dive into plants within a desert ecosystem and how to recreate in a way that respects the native flora and fauna. To educate us on this important topic, I had the pleasure of hosting a dear friend of mine, Jessica Esplin. Born in the heart of Southern Utah. Her family instilled a sense of wonder and respect for the outdoors while adventuring on the outskirts of Zion National Park. Working in the Outdoor Industry created a platform for her to travel for work and play. She soon realized another passion lay in the ecology of her home environment, the desert. Currently working and living in Flagstaff, Arizona, Jess works with The Arboretum to preserve, conserve and showcase the Colorado Plateaus flora & fauna. Through her fieldwork she has seen, more than ever, the need to preserve the fragile environments we all love. Whether you raise cattle, off-road, climb, or camp, we all play a part in these ecosystems. From the Sandstone Towers of the Colorado Plateau, the great cacti of the Sonoran, and the wonders of the Mojave, Jessica's unique perspective can teach us about the importance of preserving these lands. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PRE ORDER THE OUTDOOR MINIMALIST BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping ------------------------- Use the code OUTDOORMINIMALIST for 10% off every Neo Bites order. ARBORETUM AT FLAGSTAFF Seeds Jess is Currently Collecting in the Mojave: Baileya multiraidata, Desert marigold Lupinus odoratus, Mojave lupine Chylismia brevipes, Yellow cups Astragalus layneae, Widow's milkvetch Opuntia basilaris, Beavertail cactus Larrea tridentata, Creosote ------------------------- EPISODE RESOURCES Environmental Conservation Species Search USFWS Section 6 Program on Endangered Plant Species Association of Zoological Horticulture The Wilderness Society  Native Plant Societies  Sierra Club California Desert Protection Act Plant Conservation Alliance
32:47
June 20, 2022
40. Becoming Minimalist: Downsizing for Life
In episode 40 of the Outdoor Minimalist Podcast, we discuss the process of becoming minimalist. Minimalism is very much an individual journey, but many people will experience overlapping challenges and hurdles along the way.  Although I’ve talked about this in previous episodes to some extent, to share her story and give some practical advice on sustaining a minimalist lifestyle, I had the pleasure of hosting Aaron Owens Mayhew.  Aaron is a registered dietitian and ultralight long-distance backpacker with nearly 20 years of experience as a hiker and nutrition expert. In 2017, she quit her job and began preparing for her first thru-hike. During this process, Aaron realized how uniquely qualified she was to plan and prepare meals for outdoor athletes and decided to put her skills to the test. That same year, she founded Backcountry Foodie, an online ultralight recipes and meal planning platform. Since then, Aaron has dedicated her career to helping thousands of hikers enjoy delicious food and improve their performance in the backcountry. She focuses on ultralight, low-volume recipes and meal plans specially formulated for endurance athletes. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PRE ORDER THE OUTDOOR MINIMALIST BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping ------------------------- Lava Linens Discount Code for 15% off your next purchase: OUTDOORMINIMALIST BACKCOUNTRY FOODIE WEBSITE: https://backcountryfoodie.com/ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/backcountry_foodie/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/backcountryfoodie YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/BackcountryFoodie ------------------------- Plastic Film Recycling: https://www.plasticfilmrecycling.org/
27:19
June 13, 2022
39. The Benefits of Insect Proteins for Us, Our Pets, and the Planet
In episode 39 of the Outdoor Minimalist Podcast, we get to talk about eating insects. While I’d love to do an episode on insect proteins in a human diet, today we are going to focus on insect proteins, our pets, and the planet. There is a lot to be said about dog nutrition and the impact our pet’s diets have on the environment. To help make this topic a bit more palatable, I had the pleasure of chatting with Wesley Cooper, the co-founder of Neo Bites. Neo Bites is a company on a mission to accelerate the shift towards sustainable animal nutrition through insect protein. Neo Bites is the product of Wesley’s desire to play a pivotal role in the fight against climate change. During his time working in the food and beverage industry in NYC, his life-long passion for sustainability led him to learn more about the climate impact of our chosen protein sources. It was during this time that he was introduced to insect protein, and Neo Bites came to fruition shortly after. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PRE ORDER THE OUTDOOR MINIMALIST BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping ------------------------- Use the code OUTDOORMINIMALIST for 10% off every Neo Bites order. NEO BITES WEBSITE: https://eatneobites.com/ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/eatneobites/?hl=en FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/eatneobites/ EMAIL: woof@eatneobites.com The Pet Food Industry is Destroying the Planet
32:31
June 06, 2022
38. Is There an Alternative to Toxic Solvent-Based Gear Coatings?
In episode 38 of the Outdoor Minimalist Podcast, we do a deep dive into a topic that I’ve been wanting to learn more about for quite some time but wasn’t sure where to look.  We are discussing solvent-based coatings. These are the waterproof and abrasion resistant coatings that we apply on a lot of our outdoor textiles from tents to backpacks, pants, and more. Solvent-based coatings have quite the impact environmentally and socially. Luckily I had the pleasure of talking with someone that is working to help shift the industry away from toxic solvent based coatings to a safer alternative. Gabriella Whittaker is a relatively new member of the outdoor industry professionally, but she has been an avid participant in the outdoors since before she could walk. She grew up skiing and climbing in the mountains of Washington and Idaho, and her time spent in nature fueled a passion for protecting these environments. Now, she has found a space for her love of sustainability to make an impact on the outdoor industry through PolyCore Solutions. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PRE ORDER THE OUTDOOR MINIMALIST BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping ------------------------- Lava Linens Discount Code for 15% off your next purchase: OUTDOORMINIMALIST POLYCORE SOLUTIONS WEBSITE: https://polycoresolutions.com/ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/polycoresolutions/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/PolyCoreSolutions/ LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/polycoresolutions/ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCif_rqcK12vmUWELQoQh4Rw/featured ------------------------- EPISODE RESOURCES BlueSign Restricted Chemicals The Story of Paint Other EPA Paint Bans What Are VOCs?
25:16
May 30, 2022
37. Tips for a Low-Waste Thru-Hike
Is a zero-waste backpacking trip possible? What about a zero-waste thru-hike? Well, you are about to find out. In episode 37 of the Outdoor Minimalist podcast, we get to hear tips on how to have a low-waste thru-hike from someone that has done it: Ana Lucía Valencia Ana Lucía (aka Eco) is a hiker from Mexico who in 2021 set out to complete a zero-waste thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. Her love for being outdoors has made her develop a close and respectful relationship with nature; she wishes to share and inspire others to do the same. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PRE ORDER THE OUTDOOR MINIMALIST BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping ------------------------- Lava Linens Discount Code for 15% off your next purchase: OUTDOORMINIMALIST WASTE FREE PCT: https://www.instagram.com/wastefreepct LEARN MORE ABOUT ANA'S JOURNEY:  https://cascademountaintech.com/blogs/news/waste-not-want-not-how-i-hiked-the-pacific-crest-trail-zero-waste https://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/hiking-and-backpacking/trash-thru-hiking-waste/ https://youtu.be/bojDoswlfsw BACKPACKING MEALS: https://www.fernwehfoodco.com/
39:47
May 23, 2022
36. Building a Daily Outdoor Habit
In episode 36 of the Outdoor Minimalist podcast, we discuss how you can start building outdoor time into your daily life and how spending more time outdoors could be good for you and the planet. To help me do that, I had the pleasure of hosting Amy Bushatz. Amy Bushatz is the host of the Humans Outside podcast, a project inspired by her ongoing personal experiment to test what happens if you spend a certain amount of time outside every single day. With more than 1,600 days of that habit logged and counting, Amy shares her experiences and connects listeners with inspiring outdoor-minded guests from her home in Palmer, Alaska. Amy and her husband Luke are joined on their outdoor adventures by their two sons and two dogs. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PRE ORDER THE OUTDOOR MINIMALIST BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping ------------------------- Use the code OUTDOORMINIMALIST for 10% off every NeoBites order. HUMANS OUTSIDE WEBSITE: https://humansoutside.com/ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/humansoutside/ PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/humans-outside/id1492759297 CHALLENGE: https://humansoutside.com/challenge/
39:02
May 16, 2022
35. Tips for Making More Ethical Gear Purchases
In episode 35 of the Outdoor Minimalist podcast, we discuss what constitutes an ethical gear purchase and how consumers can make those decisions easier. One of my earliest episodes featured Mary Swanson of Lava Linens, and she shed light on identifying sustainable product materials. Although this is a stand-alone episode, I recommend listening to episode 3: how to identify sustainable product materials, for even more tips on being a conscious consumer. To help break down how we as consumers can make more ethical purchases in every area of our life, but outdoor recreation, in particular, I am excited to introduce Marie Wilson. Marie Wilson is an outdoor and environmental writer. Her writing focuses on the intersectionality of sustainability, climate action, and the outdoor industry. She works to make sustainability in the outdoors more accessible while also highlighting the environmental responsibility that comes with exploring outdoor spaces. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PRE ORDER THE OUTDOOR MINIMALIST BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping ------------------------- Lava Linens Discount Code for 15% off your next purchase: OUTDOORMINIMALIST MARIE WILSON WEBSITE: https://www.mindfulpeaks.com/ LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marie-wilson-417723137/ ------------------------- EPISODE RESOURCES The Environmental Costs of Synthetics change.org Good on You REI Good & Used Patagonia Worn Wear CragDog Green Guru Textile Exchange Outdoor Industry Association
34:53
May 09, 2022
34. Small Dogs Hike Too
In episode 34 of the Outdoor Minimalist podcast, we are talking about dogs once again! Usually, when we are on the trail, we are used to seeing large or medium-sized dogs, but dogs of all sizes enjoy hiking and playing outside. If you are someone with a small dog and you want to integrate them into your outdoor activities, this is the episode for you. As you know, I am a very proud dog mom to three large dogs, and although I might have a few tips about hiking with dogs, I’m definitely not an expert and I am very uneducated when it comes to working with smaller breeds. That’s why I was excited to sit down and chat with Jessica Williams and get her tips for taking small dogs on outdoor adventures. Jessica has been camping and hiking with her Dachshunds for over 15 years and worked in the environmental conservation field for over 18. Ten years ago, Jessica launched the award-winning blog You Did What With Your Wiener?, merging her passion and experience with Dachshunds, outdoor recreation, and the environment. Since then, she has inspired small dogs and their owners around the world to explore the outdoors and put more adventure into their lives. In 2012, she took the leap from the corporate world to become a full-time blogger, earn her Masters of Communication in Digital Media from the University of Washington, and coach other aspiring professional bloggers through Niche Blog Biz. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PRE ORDER THE OUTDOOR MINIMALIST BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping ------------------------- Use the code OUTDOORMINIMALIST for 10% off every NeoBites order.  JESSICA WILLIAMS INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/youdidwhatwithyourwiener/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner/ LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicarhaew/ NICHE BLOG BIZ: https://nicheblogbiz.com/ YOU DID WHAT WITH YOUR WEINER?: https://youdidwhatwithyourweiner.com/ PET TALK MEDIA: https://pettalkmedia.com/blog/ ------------------------- EPISODE RESOURCES The Essential Guide to Hiking with Dogs by Jen Sotolongo Fido Pro Rescue Sling
47:37
May 02, 2022
33. The Truth About Sustainable Shoes
In episode 33 of the Outdoor Minimalist Podcast, we are talking about shoes. This episode was actually born from a listener question! I had someone message me and ask: “Can you do a post or an episode about shoes? Specifically tennis shoes for people who are on their feet a lot, like runners or nurses. I find that I want new shoes every 3-6 months as a nurse. Is that the normal lifetime for shoes? Can you tell me which materials are best and what might last longer or be better for the Earth?” This is a really hard topic honestly, and there isn’t necessarily a cut-and-dry answer. Luckily, I had a chance to talk with Steven Sashen of Xero Shoes about his journey in the shoe industry and what he recommends we look for. If you remember, Steven joined me in one of my most popular episodes, “Greenwashing in the Outdoor Industry.” He had so many great insights and the listener response has been great, which is why I’m happy to welcome him back. For those that haven’t listened to that episode, Steven Sashen is a serial entrepreneur who has never had a job, a former professional stand up comic and award-winning screenwriter, and a competitive sprinter -- one of the fastest men over 55 in the country (maybe the fastest 55+ Jew in the world!). He and his wife, Lena Phoenix, co-founded the footwear company Xero Shoes, creating "a MOVEMENT movement" which has helped hundreds of thousands of people Live Life Feet First with happy, healthy, strong feet in addictively comfortable footwear. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PRE ORDER THE OUTDOOR MINIMALIST BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping ------------------------- Use the code OUTDOORMINIMALIST to get a discount on your next purchase of Xero Shoes. XERO SHOES WEBSITE: https://xeroshoes.com/xero-shoes-story/ XERO SHOES INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/xeroshoes
49:43
April 25, 2022
32. Sustainable Adventure Tourism: Guide Education Resources
In episode 32 of the Outdoor Minimalist Podcast, we are talking about sustainable adventure tourism. Now, this is a fairly broad topic, so in this episode, we are mostly focusing on how guides and guiding companies can best equip themselves to teach and advocate for best practices when recreating outdoors. To help me do that, I’d like to introduce Xenia Brundin. Xenia is the co-founder of SUMMIT Adventure Academy and knows how powerful the role of a guide is in spreading knowledge and creating relationships between nature and guests. At SUMMIT Adventure Academy, they are educating a new generation of outdoor guides that are skilled but also environmentally and socially conscious to support the future of adventure travel and the outdoor industry. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/outdoorminimalist ----------------------------- SUMMIT Adventure Academy  WEBSITE: https://www.summitadventureacademy.com/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/summitadventureacademy INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/summit.adventure.academy/ ----------------------------- EARTH MONTH GIVEAWAY DETAILS Mentally prepare to read the trashiest post you’ve ever seen for… our EARTH DAY GIVEAWAY! 🌎 @thegroundskeepers work isn't pretty. In fact, it's downright dirty work. We do it for our #1 (mama 🌎) and to encourage others to leave it better. We never place any sort of judgment on how trash came to be in our wild places or neighborhoods, we just take care of it (almost 30,000 pounds since 2017!). E N T E R: Pick up at least 3 pieces of trash Take a selfie or photo of your trash (vertical format) & DM it to @granitegear Follow all of our amazing Grounds Keeper sponsors and be entered to win S I D E N O T E S The giveaway ends at midnight PST on 4/21 Open to U.S. Residents only * Winners will only receive a DM from the official @granitegear account.
37:48
April 18, 2022
31. How Do You Know What You Can Recycle?
In episode 31 of the Outdoor Minimalist Podcast, we are tackling the topic of recycling. This isn’t necessarily niched to the outdoor industry, but it is a topic that I get a lot of questions about so it felt fitting to discuss how recycling works in many areas and how you can learn more about what is and isn’t recyclable where you live. We did chat a bit about things like fuel canisters and other common outdoor industry consumables that many people throw away, but you can recycle. So, stay tuned for those tips near the end of the episode! Joining me today, I had the pleasure of hosting Courtney Lane. Courtney is an outdoor professional who has been in the industry for about six years now, with a primary focus on outdoor and environmental education. She takes pride in trying to be the best steward of the environment that she can by trying to understand her own overall consumption and also by educating future generations by sparking curiosity and connection for the outdoors. In her spare time, she is an amateur lifestyle blogger and photographer. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/outdoorminimalist ----------------------------- COURTNEY LANE WEBSITE: https://wastelandcreates.wordpress.com/ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/__courtneydanielle__/ LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/courtney-lane-4a9975224/ EPISODE RESOURCES Types of Plastics and Their Recycling Codes How To Recycle Metal Fuel Canisters How To Refill Camping Fuel Canisters Patagonia Worn Wear North Face Renewed Metamorphic Gear Green Guru CragDog ----------------------------- EARTH MONTH GIVEAWAY DETAILS Mentally prepare to read the trashiest post you’ve ever seen for… our EARTH DAY GIVEAWAY! 🌎 @thegroundskeepers work isn't pretty. In fact, it's downright dirty work. We do it for our #1 (mama 🌎) and to encourage others to leave it better. We never place any sort of judgment on how trash came to be in our wild places or neighborhoods, we just take care of it (almost 30,000 pounds since 2017!). E N T E R: Pick up at least 3 pieces of trash Take a selfie or photo of your trash (vertical format) & DM it to @granitegear Follow all of our amazing Grounds Keeper sponsors and be entered to win S I D E N O T E S The giveaway ends at midnight PST on 4/21 Open to U.S. Residents only * Winners will only receive a DM from the official @granitegear account.
33:58
April 11, 2022
30. Outdoor Industry Involvement in Reforestation Projects
In episode 30 of the Outdoor Minimalist Podcast, we are talking about reforestation projects! This is a really interesting and important topic because how reforestation is done and how companies claim these types of projects are carried out can vary. To help explain the importance of reforestation and how more outdoor industry companies can get involved, I’d like to introduce Mindy Crowell. Mindy is the Reforestation Partnerships Director at the National Forest Foundation. Mindy holds a Master’s Certificate in Natural Resources Conflict Resolution from the University of Montana along with experience in developing and implementing public engagement campaigns, facilitation, and fund development. As a former co-host and producer on the Outlandish podcast, Mindy loves hearing about the stories and adventures people have on our public lands and she is passionate about positively impacting America’s favorite national real-estate. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/outdoorminimalist ----------------------------- NATIONAL FOREST FOUNDATION WEBSITE: https://www.nationalforests.org/ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/nationalforests/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/NationalForestFoundation More About Mindy 30 Things You Should Know About Planting Trees Why Reforestation ----------------------------- EARTH MONTH GIVEAWAY DETAILS Mentally prepare to read the trashiest post you’ve ever seen for… our EARTH DAY GIVEAWAY! 🌎  @thegroundskeepers work isn't pretty. In fact, it's downright dirty work. We do it for our #1 (mama 🌎) and to encourage others to leave it better. We never place any sort of judgment on how trash came to be in our wild places or neighborhoods, we just take care of it (almost 30,000 pounds since 2017!). E N T E R: Pick up at least 3 pieces of trash Take a selfie or photo of your trash (vertical format) & DM it to @granitegear Follow all of our amazing Grounds Keeper sponsors and be entered to win @granitegear Crown2 60 @kulacloth (4 of them!) @foodforsole 8 Meals @astralfootwear Loyaks @sawyerproducts @hikersbrew 12-Pack Sampler @hibearco All-Day Adventure Flask @ucowear ECO 5-Piece Mess Kit & Camp Cup @lavalinens Two Woven Wonders Hand Towels @outdoor.minimalist.book “Waste Less Hiking, Camping, and Backpacking” (pre-order) S I D E N O T E S The giveaway ends at midnight PST on 4/21 Open to U.S. Residents only * Winners will only receive a DM from the official @granitegear account.
34:36
April 04, 2022
29. The Role of Environmental Regulation in the Outdoor Industry
In episode 29 of the Outdoor Minimalist Podcast, we are talking about regulation in the outdoor industry and what that looks like. Now, this is a topic that has always interested me but I didn’t know a ton about. It could arguably be the 8th R of Outdoor Minimalism (and maybe I will add it one day), but because regulation plays such a big role in environmental policy and how we play outside, it was very fitting topic for the show. Since it is something I am far from an expert in, I had the pleasure of chatting with Jeff Bairlein. Jeff Baierlein is the Director of Viristar, an organization that provides training and consulting services to outdoor, travel, experiential, and adventure programs around the world. Viristar specializes in wilderness risk management and outdoor safety training and audits, nonprofit management consulting, wilderness medicine, and environmental education program and curriculum design. Jeff has a background in environmental advocacy, outdoor-focused lobbying at the state and federal level, and analysis of regulatory and management systems for effectiveness. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/outdoorminimalist ----------------------------- Lava Linens Discount Code for 15% off your next purchase: OUTDOORMINIMALIST VIRISTAR WEBSITE: https://www.viristar.com/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ViristarConsulting/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/viristarHQ LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/viristar/ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/viristarconsulting/ ----------------------------- EPISODE RESOURCES Earthjustice: https://earthjustice.org/ Outdoor Alliance: https://www.outdooralliance.org/ Association for Experiential Education: https://www.aee.org/ Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education: https://www.aore.org/ How to Save A Planet podcast episode “Is Your Carbon Footprint BS:”   
27:37
March 28, 2022
28. How to Poop Outside
In episode 28 of the Outdoor Minimalist podcast, we talk about the all important topic of pooping in the woods. If you’re a backpacker, in particular, my guess is you’ve had countless discussions about poop, and to be honest, same. While poop stories are always entertaining, our main focus in this episode is about how to poop outside the right way, the environmental impacts of it, and various options for doing so. To help me do that, I’d like to introduce Monica Aguilar. Monica is an artist, adventurer, and now recent podcast host of the Shit We Do Outdoors Podcast. She has a passion for human powered long distance travel and has traveled over 6,000 miles on foot and bike. Her travels and love for the outdoors serve as an inspiration for her art which depict many of the places she has traveled to or wishes to go to. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/outdoorminimalist ----------------------------- Lava Linens Discount Code for 15% off your next purchase: OUTDOORMINIMALIST SHIT WE DO OUTDOORS PODCAST PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/tw/podcast/shit-we-do-outdoors-podcast/id1599311083 INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/shitoutdoorspod/ WEBSITE: https://shitoutdoorspod.com/ CHASTING TRAILS ART INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/chasingtrailsart/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/chasingtrailsart WEBSITE: https://chasingtrailsart.com/ ----------------------------- EPISODE RESOURCES LNT Guidelines I have to poop outside! What do I do? How to Dig a Cathole How to use a Wag Bag CuloClean Portable Bidet Kula Cloth Pee Rag
32:39
March 21, 2022
27. Why You Need a Pee Rag (if you squat when you pee)
In episode 27 of the Outdoor Minimalist podcast, we explore the idea of using pee rags in the backcountry in a bit more detail. If you are a person with a vulva, and you squat when you pee, a pee rag can be an excellent low waste option. If you want more information about pee rags, menstrual cups, and more, go back and check out episode 17 where we explore all things menses and peeing in the woods. In that episode, we briefly cover some pee rag options, one of them being the Kula Cloth. Because peeing outside is something many of us do, I was excited to sit down and chat with Anastasia Allison. Anastasia Allison is the founder of Kula Cloth, the first of its kind - an antimicrobial pee cloth for anybody who squats when they pee. Anastasia has been described as, 'mysteriously complex' - and when she isn't doing work for Kula or contemplating the vastness of the universe, she spends her time playing violin in the mountains, writing whimsical poetry or dancing. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/outdoorminimalist ----------------------------- Lava Linens Discount Code for 15% off your next purchase: OUTDOORMINIMALIST KULA CLOTH WEBSITE: https://kulacloth.com/ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/kulacloth/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/thekulacloth/ ----------------------------- EPISODE RESOURCES LNT Guidelines How to Use a Pee Cloth SheFly Apparel Pee Funnel Menstrual Cup
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March 14, 2022
26. Parkscriptions: Your Prescription to Get Outside
Have you ever wished you could get a doctor’s note to go take a hike? Well, in episode 26 of the Outdoor Minimalist podcast, we discuss parkscriptions– your prescription to get outside. It is no secret that we often feel better after just spending 20 minutes outside, whether we are sitting and forest bathing or on a walk in the park. The physical and mental benefits are astounding. There are several movements that focus on helping people get outside more often and many organizations like the National Park Service and Recreate Northwest that make opting outdoors easier. To help me discuss what parkscriptions are and how the idea can be added to your life, I’d like to introduce Todd Elsworth. Todd Elsworth likes to play outside, go on adventures with family and friends, and give back to his community. In 2013, Elsworth turned his passion into a profession, founding the Bellingham-based non-profit Recreation Northwest. The organization’s mission to “teach the health benefits of nature, promote outdoor recreation, and steward the places where we play” guides his work. Recreation Northwest provides opportunities for people to be introduced to beginner and intermediate experiences learning outdoor recreation skills, enjoying the health benefits of being mindful outdoors through immersive experiences in nature, and having a local guide to connect our parks and our people together through adventure and storytelling. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/outdoorminimalist ----------------------------- Lava Linens Discount Code for 15% off your next purchase: OUTDOORMINIMALIST RECREATION NORTHWEST WEBSITE: https://www.recreationnorthwest.org/ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/recreationnorthwest/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/RecreationNorthwest YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9UxNriLeKfsbmcsL56kMsg ----------------------------- EPISODE RESOURCES Parkscriptions Summary Park RX America National Park RX Program
27:32
March 07, 2022
25. What is Lead Free Fishing?
In episode 25 of the Outdoor Minimalist podcast, we are discussing lead-free fishing. I’ve done a few fishing-specific episodes, mostly fly fishing, and I was excited to host an epsiode that focuses on lead-free fishing. Since I am the furthest thing from an angler, I was glad when John King of Glasswater angling reached out to help guide the conversation. John King who with his wife Kathy founded Glasswater Angling Lead Free Fishing.  John is a tackle designer currently focussing on providing alternatives to lead fishing lures and weights.  John has a public persona known as “Crappie Hippie”, describing himself as “a tree hugging redneck from eastern Kansas”.  Crappie Hippie can be found with Tim “Tackle Box Bete” and Lucy The Lurematic Supercomputer on the Lure Love Podcast. Their YouTube channel is Glasswater Angling, Lure Love, Crappie Hippie where they post the pod and Crappie Hippie posts videos on lead free jig tying.  John is here today to help us understand more about the environmental impact of fishing and how we can strive toward “a better outdoors”™  John’s co-host Lucy will also join us with some supporting facts. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/outdoorminimalist ----------------------------- Lava Linens Discount Code for 15% off your next purchase: OUTDOORMINIMALIST GLASSWATER ANGLING WEBSITE: https://glasswaterangling.com/ INSTAGRAM: @glasswaterangling YOUTUBE: https://glasswaterangling.com/links/youtube-videos/ LEAD FREE FISHING FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/368180283853420/ JOHN KING (CRAPPIE HIPPIE) INSTAGRAM: @crappiehippie @fishingleadfree LURE LOVE PODCAST: https://www.lurelovepodcast.com/ ----------------------------- EPISODE RESOURCES  Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Fish Lead Free TRCP Sportsman Survey
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February 28, 2022
24. Identifying Your Needs: Adventure, Gear, and Safety
In episode 24 of the Outdoor Minimalist podcast, we discuss needs. More specifically personal needs when it comes to adventures, outdoor gear, and safety. During COVID-19, we saw a dramatic influx of new outdoor enthusiasts. This is great for many reasons, but it also means there are a lot more people entering outdoor spaces sometimes with very little knowledge of how to interact with the landscape safely and responsibly. Even if you’re not completely new to outdoor recreation, maybe you’re like me and got into a new outdoor sport in the last couple of years. Anytime I start something new, I always go through a research and discovery process. This might look different for different people, but for me, I like to figure out what I might need, talk to people more experienced, and try things out a few times, adding gear gradually. Getting hyperfocused on gear has its pros and cons, but in my experience, I’ve found it to be more detrimental than not. I could likely rant and rave about gear, marketing, and the psychology of shopping for quite some time, but instead, I’ll let my friend Moose Mutlow take the lead. Moose Mutlow has been active in the outdoors for more than 30 years as an instructor and guide. Currently based in Yosemite National Park he is the senior project director for NatureBridge the largest provider of Environmental Education in the US National Park system. He has a long history of working in Search and Rescue and is a senior trainer for NPS. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/outdoorminimalist ----------------------------- Lava Linens Discount Code for 15% off your next purchase: OUTDOORMINIMALIST MOOSE MUTLOW WEBSITE: https://www.moosemutlow.com/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/FLOresources INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/moosemutlow/ LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/m-mutlow-9537575/ HIS BOOKS: https://www.moosemutlow.com/book
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February 21, 2022
23. What Does it Mean to be Climate Neutral?
In episode 23 of the Outdoor Minimalist Podcast, I had the pleasure of learning the ins and outs of carbon and climate neutral certifications from the CEO of Climate Neutral Certified, Austin Whitman. Austin Whitman is the CEO and a co-founder of Climate Neutral, a nonprofit that provides a trusted certification for carbon neutrality. Since its launch three years ago, Climate Neutral has worked with over 400 companies. The Climate Neutral Certified label is used on thousands of products and has quickly become the leading consumer climate label. Austin's work in climate change began nearly 20 years ago and has spanned across roles in finance, policy, cleantech, consulting, energy, and nonprofits. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/outdoorminimalist ----------------------------- Lava Linens Discount Code for 15% off your next purchase: OUTDOORMINIMALIST CLIMATE NEUTRAL CERTIFIED WEBSITE: https://www.climateneutral.org/ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/beclimateneutral/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/BeClimateNeutral LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/climate-neutral/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/climateneutral
38:50
February 14, 2022
22. How to do a Waste Audit
In episode 22 of the Outdoor Minimalist podcast, we discuss how to perform a waste audit in your home. Now, this same concept can be applied on a larger scale in businesses, but we are going to focus on how to do this as an individual consumer. In the Outdoor Minimalist book, set to be released Sept 1, 2022, I also discuss a waste audit to move towards low waste backpacking. So if you are someone that likes to have tips like these written out or on had to reference, here's the link to pre-order a copy of the book: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping For those that aren't sure what a waste audit is, essentially, it is a survey of the waste created in any waste stream. So, of course, this is going to be larger for businesses and factories, but each individual also creates waste along the waste stream. I’ve found that evaluating the amount of waste you are actually producing is a good mental exercise. It doesn’t mean that you have to or will even be able to eliminate waste completely in your life, but it can show you the amount of trash you produce on a day-to-day basis. In my life, I’ve found it helps prevent the “out of sight, out of mind” mindset. It keeps me accountable for how I handle my trash, but I also have to be mindful not to hyperfocus on perfection. There’s a lot to unpack when it comes to waste audits, and that’s why I’m excited to have Zöe Serrano on the show to help explain it all in more detail. Zöe Serrano is a recent college graduate and environmental activist who is living in Portland, Oregon. She currently runs a blog called Cut the Crap, which aims to provide accessible ways to both make sustainable changes, as well as realistically take action in the climate movement. Besides running her website, she enjoys hiking the beautiful Pacific Northwest, volunteering, and hanging out with her cats and husband. Zöe is moving into studying environmental policy, and is enjoying collaborating with other inspiring activists from all over the world. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/outdoorminimalist ----------------------------- Lava Linens Discount Code for 15% off your next purchase: OUTDOORMINIMALIST CUT THE CRAP WEBSITE: https://www.cuthecrap.org/ GOAL SETTING WORKSHEET: https://www.cuthecrap.org/post/beginning-the-path-to-a-more-sustainable-you INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/keep_cuttingthecrap/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/keepcuttingthecrap/ ----------------------------- EPISODE RESOURCES https://climaterealitypdx.com/ https://earth911.com/home-garden/conducting-home-waste-audit-part-1/ https://mygreenmontgomery.org/project/conduct-a-home-waste-audit/
45:39
February 07, 2022
21. Are We Loving the Land to Death?
Are we loving the land to death? This question comes up time and time again with folks I talk to on and off the podcast, and many professionals in the outdoor industry wonder the same thing. In episode 21 of the Outdoor Minimalist Podcast, we are going to explore this topic through the lens of conservation and political engagement. To help guide me through this discussion, I’m excited to introduce Tom Sadler. Tom Sadler is the deputy director of the Marine Fish Conservation Network. He is also the national capital correspondent for Mountain Journal. Sadler has an extensive history of promoting conservation through advocacy and communication. Sadler is an award-winning journalist with awards from the Outdoor Writers Association of America and the Virginia Outdoor Writers Association. He has served on the boards of numerous fly-fishing, conservation and journalism organizations. Sadler spent 14 years as a public affairs officer in the United States Navy Reserve. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Hampshire. A lifelong fly fisherman who, in his free time, guides and teaches for Mossy Creek Fly Fishing in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He and his wife Beth live with their family in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/outdoorminimalist PRE ORDER THE BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping ----------------------------- Lava Linens Discount Code for 15% off your next purchase: OUTDOORMINIMALIST TOM SADLER WEBSITE: http://middlerivergroup.com/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/TomSadler FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/tom.sadler LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomsadler24482/ ----------------------------- EPISODE RESOURCES MARINE FISH CONSERVATION NETWORK: https://conservefish.org/ MOUNTAIN JOURNAL: https://mountainjournal.org/ QUOTED: A Book-Lover's Holiday in the Open by Theodore Roosevelt 
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January 31, 2022
20. Creating a Thru-Hike and Conserving Our Trails
In episode 20 of the Outdoor Minimalist Podcast, we will be discussing conservation and how that applies to our hiking trails. We’ve talked about conservation pretty consistently on the show, but this will be a more in-depth look into how one conservation organization is creating a thru-hike, building community, and encouraging conservation action all across the US. To help me discuss these topics, I had the pleasure of hosting Rue McKenrick. Rue McKenrick is a professional backpacker, triple crowner, and avid hiker. He now calls Bend, OR home, but grew up in Pennsylvania and hiked in the Appalachians as a teen. Rue’s long distance backpacking began with the Appalachian Trail in 2003. From there, he took on the Pacific Crest Trail (2005) and Continental Divide Trail (2007), completing the triple crown. In 2004, Rue thru-hiked the Pinhotti Trail and the Long Trail, then onto the John Muir Trail in 2016l. Spending yet more time on the Appalachian Trail, he was a ridge-runner on the Pennsylvania section in 2008. All of these years and miles of thru-hiking experience have led Rue to follow his heart in embarking on his current journey- creating the American Perimeter Trail. The APT will roughly follow the border of the contiguous United States and cross 32 states, clocking in at about 12,000 miles. Rue left his home in Oregon to begin the first scout hike in July of 2019, and backpacked continuously until his return home for a rest in October 2020. He will finish the 12,000 Miles in 2022. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/outdoorminimalist PRE ORDER THE BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping ----------------------------- Lava Linens Discount Code for 15% off your next purchase: OUTDOORMINIMALIST AMERICAN PERIMETER TRAIL WEBSITE: https://americanperimetertrail.org/ SUPPORT THE APTC: https://americanperimetertrail.org/support-our-work/ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/americanperimetertrail/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/americanperimetertrail/ RUE MCKENRICK: https://www.instagram.com/ruemckenrick/
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January 24, 2022
19. Deer Hunting, Sustainability, and Conservation
In episode 19 of the Outdoor Minimalist Podcast, we are going to be discussing the topic of hunting on the show for the first time. In creating this podcast, I was unsure about including activities like hunting and fishing, but I thought it a missed opportunity if we didn’t as they are a huge sector of the outdoor industry. Sportsmen contribute immensely to the conservation of our wild spaces and to me, discussing how hunting can help you feel more connected to the land is important. To help me introduce the topic of hunting to the show, I am excited to introduce Kalli Hawkins. Kalli Hawkins is an outdoor, gear, and adventure writer based in a small Northern Minnesota town near the border of Canada. She grew up hunting and fishing in Northern Minnesota and has continued her passion for the outdoors throughout her life and years spent living in Colorado. Her work appears on Teton Sports, Outside Business Journal, Cleanup News, and many others. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PRE ORDER THE OUTDOOR MINIMALIST BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping ----------------------------- Lava Linens Discount Code for 15% off your next purchase: OUTDOORMINIMALIST KALLI HAWKINS WEBSITE: https://www.kallihawkins.com/ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/kallihawkins/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/kallihawkins7 ----------------------------- EPISODE RESOURCES HUNT TO EAT: https://hunttoeat.com/ HIDES FOR HABITAT: https://mndeerhunters.com/what-we-do/habitat SISTERS ON THE FLY: https://www.sistersonthefly.com/ CASTING FOR RECOVERY: https://castingforrecovery.org/
34:09
January 17, 2022
18. Finding Minimalism and Connection Through Fly Fishing
In episode 18 of the Outdoor Minimalist Podcast, I’m excited to be exploring a topic we briefly covered before: fly fishing! Fly fishing is a super interesting outdoor sport to me, and a surprisingly low impact and minimalist endeavor. To help me discuss all things fly fishing, I’d like to introduce Joe Mahler. Joe Mahler is a fly fishing author, illustrator, and casting coach. He fishes, canoes, and teaches in the waters of southwest Florida and the Everglades. His work appears in FlyFisherman magazine, Salmon & Steelhead, Outdoor Life, and other publications. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PRE ORDER THE OUTDOOR MINIMALIST BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping ----------------------------- Lava Linens Discount Code for 15% off your next purchase: OUTDOORMINIMALIST JOE MAHLER WEBSITE: https://www.joemahler.com/ ILLUSTRATIONS: https://www.joemahler.com/illustration CASTING LESSONS: https://www.joemahler.com/home BOOKS:  Essential Knots and Rigs for Trout Essential Knots and Rigs for Salt Water ----------------------------- EPISODE RESOURCES Captains for Clean Water: https://captainsforcleanwater.org/ Fish with a Hero: https://www.fishwithahero.com/
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January 10, 2022
17. Pee Rags, Menstrual Cups, and More!
In episode 17 of the Outdoor Minimalist podcast, we are going to talk about a topic that I think is applicable to everyone, whether or not you experience a menstrual cycle. The focus will be on using pee rags, menstrual cups, and more in the backcountry. Topics regarding hygiene, peeing, and menstrual cycles in the backcountry, I believe, are important to understand and have some knowledge of even if you don’t experience them yourself. So, maybe you’re a dad that wants to bring their daughter backpacking. Maybe you’re a scout leader of a mixed gendered group. Or maybe you work in the outdoor industry and want to be more inclusive in your understanding of outdoor experiences. Even having a better understanding of your partner when you’re out in the woods can go a long way in relationship dynamics during your trip. This episode is for all, not just assigned at birth females. I am an advocate for reusables in all aspects of your life, but in the backcountry, reusable menstrual products can be an interesting topic that is uncomfortable for some individuals to discuss openly. To help me reframe the conversation and give all people more confidence when talking about all things menses, I’d like to introduce Angie Marie. Angie Marie is your hormone hype gal and hiking partner with the best snacks. As a fertility awareness educator with an adventurous edge, she helps athletic and outdoorsy people interpret their bodies and use the menstrual cycle to feel strong and confident as they get after their goals. Angie teaches people to harness their natural physiology to boost performance and strengthen the mind-body connection. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PRE ORDER BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping ----------------------------- Lava Linens Discount Code for 15% off your next purchase: OUTDOORMINIMALIST HORMONE HACKER WEBSITE: https://www.thehormonehacker.com/ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/hormonehacker/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/hormonehacker ----------------------------- EPISODE RESOURCES Kula Cloth Thinx Period Underwear Reusable Pads Travel Bidet .PAC Period Pack LNT Period Info How to Dig a Cathole Put a Cup In It
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January 03, 2022
16. 7Rs: Remove
In episode 16 of the Outdoor Minimalist Podcast, we will be discussing another one of the 7Rs of Outdoor Minimalism: remove.  You are likely familiar with some of the Leave No Trace ethics and guidelines, and the idea of “leave it better than you found it.” Well, remove encompasses a lot of those ideas as well. We want to pack out what we pack in but we also should remove other things that don’t belong even if we were not the ones that put it there. To help me discuss the importance of trash removal and cleaning up our natural spaces, I’m happy to introduce Steve Jewett and Bill Willoughby. We have worked together for almost a year and a half now as I helped their organization, National CleanUp Day, launch the CleanUp News. Steve is a serial entrepreneur who has started four successful companies in business supplies. He invented two products that enjoy widespread use. He also held a leadership position in a large business. Steve grew up in flat Kansas City and moved to Colorado after catching the ski bug. One thing led to another and he started climbing fourteeners. Steve has climbed all the fourteeners in Colorado and most in California. He has summited on Denali though it took two attempts and also Aconcagua in South America. Steve has also summited peaks all over the Western United States and in Europe, having been over 13,000 feet more than a thousand times. In addition to climbing, Steve has helped many people in the wilderness through mountain rescue. He has led rescue efforts as a mission coordinator in Eagle County, Colorado, and served as the equipment officer for many years. He has been helping out in the backcountry for many years and considers the effort to keep the trails clean his “pay it forward.” Bill has over 30 years of experience in international business development and has senior industry experience in positions that include digital technology, telecommunications, e-cycling, industrial manufacturing, and software publishing. Bill is a third-generation native of San Francisco, California. While working in the telecommunications industry, he lived and traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. While working and living in remote parts of Alaska, he has also hiked the fabled “Silk Road” in Southern Thailand to the border of Myanmar. His love for hiking and going places started at a young age while he was living in Missoula and Helena, Montana where he would take long treks into the backcountry. Being taught at this age to conserve the wilderness for others to enjoy has led to his concern for keeping all trails free of litter. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PRE ORDER THE OUTDOOR MINIMALIST BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping ----------------------------- #nationalcleanupday #cleantrails #plogging #trashtag #152andyou Join a CleanUp: https://www.nationalcleanupday.org/en/join-us CLEAN TRAILS: https://www.cleantrails.org/ NATIONAL CLEANUP DAY: https://www.nationalcleanupday.org/  KAB National Litter Study: https://kab.org/litter
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December 27, 2021
15. HOLIDAY SPECIAL: The Christmas Tree Display
This Holiday Special: The Christmas Tree Display was written and produced by Meg Carney and edited by Alex Carney. ----------------------------- INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PRE ORDER THE OUTDOOR MINIMALIST BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping ----------------------------- Features Alex Carney as the Narrator, Meg Carney as the PVC Tree, and Jay Stewart as the Farm Tree.
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December 20, 2021
14. Minimalism in Trail Running, Storytelling, and Magazines
In episode 14 of the Outdoor Minimalist podcast, we are going to be talking about a few things that hold a lot of space in my life: trail running and storytelling. Combining those two things with minimalism, I’m excited to have Jess Vandenbush on the show to discuss Eat Clean, Run Dirty magazine.  Jess has shameless enthusiasm for wild places, fresh air, small-town diners, culture, art, road trips, and simple pleasures. She relishes in doing the hard things from running up mountains to launching a print-only magazine during a global pandemic. She regularly bites off more than she can chew and figures it out as she goes. Eat Clean Run Dirty Magazine is her love letter to trail and ultra running and all the humans that are a part of it. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PRE ORDER THE OUTDOOR MINIMALIST BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping ----------------------------- SUBSCRIBE TO EAT CLEAN, RUN DIRTY MAGAZINE: https://www.eatcleanrundirty.com/read EAT CLEAN, RUN DIRTY INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/eat_clean_run_dirty/ EAT CLEAN, RUN DIRTY FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/eatcleanrundirty EAT CLEAN, RUN DIRTY PODCAST: https://www.eatcleanrundirty.com/listen CONTACT JESS TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE MAGAZINE: jess@eatcleanrundirty.com 
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December 13, 2021
13. Crafting Truthful and Transparent Sustainable Product Marketing
In episode 13 of the Outdoor Minimalist Podcast, we are going to talk about how consumers can recognize truthful and transparent product marketing and how businesses can optimize their green stories. To help me break down and better understand the ins and outs of sustainable product marketing, I’d like to introduce Amanda Winther. Amanda Winther is a Sustainability Brand Messaging Strategist and Copywriter. Her business, Amanda Winther Creative, helps eco-conscious brands tell their Sustainability Stories transparently and authentically across their digital presence (things like their website and emails). When she's not nerding out about sustainability, you will probably find her outside -- seeking out the best paragliding, hiking and skiing across the Western US. She lives full-time in an airstream trailer with her partner and dog. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PRE ORDER THE OUTDOOR MINIMALIST BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping ----------------------------- Lava Linens Discount Code for 15% off your next purchase: OUTDOORMINIMALIST AMANDA WINTHER WEBSITE: https://amandawinther.com/ AMANDA WINTHER INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/amanda.winther/?hl=en AMANDA WINTHER LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amandawinther/ AMANDA'S ROOTED FRAMEWORK: https://amandawinther.com/about ROOTED SUSTAINABILITY WORKSHOP (Dec 9th): https://amandawinther.thrivecart.com/rooted-sustainability-story-workshop/ ----------------------------- OTHER EPISODE RESOURCES: FTC GREEN GUIDE: https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/media-resources/truth-advertising/green-guides KICKSTARTER COYOSY: https://www.coyosy.com/?fbclid=IwAR0mOSqcYM_C1-Cs-odnIC-VpJso8djAgBnDywUnjbSRZG00NMC_jAKzDoE
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December 06, 2021
BONUS: Is Wrapping Paper Recyclable?
A staggering amount of wrapping paper is produced and sent to the landfill each year, but there is still a large portion of that being sent to be recycled.  That's a good thing though, right? The answer might surprise you! Tune into this week's bonus episode to learn more.  What you'll find in this bonus episode: How to identify recyclable wrapping paper Why most gift wrap can't be recycled Reusable options for wrapping presents And more!  INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PRE ORDER THE OUTDOOR MINIMALIST BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping ----------------------------- EPISODE RESOURCES: Earth911 Article Referenced USA Today: Christmas Wrapping Paper: What You Can't Recycle FairyTale Waltz by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100232 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ 
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December 01, 2021
12. What's the Deal with Natural Fibers in the Outdoor Industry?
In episode 12 of the Outdoor Minimalist Podcast, we discuss the use, or lack thereof, of natural fibers in the outdoor industry. What is the deal with natural fibers in the outdoor industry?  Why don’t we use them more if they’re more sustainable?  Why are they more expensive and harder to design?  Are synthetics really that bad for the environment?  Are certain natural fibers more eco-friendly than others? So many questions! To help me answer some of these questions and more, I’d like to introduce John Gage. John Gage is the co-founder of Appalachian Gear Company, a brand that pioneered performance fabrics made from 100% alpaca fiber geared toward outdoor adventure activities. John has spent his career in textile manufacturing and is also a lifelong outdoor enthusiast. Appalachian Gear Company was founded with a simple goal in mind: to create a performance product line using natural fibers that gives customers an eco-friendly alternative to polyester and nylon while bringing manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PRE ORDER THE OUTDOOR MINIMALIST BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping ----------------------------- APPALACHIAN GEAR COMPANY: https://appalachiangearcompany.com/ APPGEAR INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/appgearco/ APPGEAR FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/AppGearCo APPGEAR BLOG: https://appalachiangearcompany.com/blogs/appgear-insider
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November 29, 2021
11. Greenwashing in the Outdoor Industry
In episode 11 of the Outdoor Minimalist podcast, we are going to hit a topic that I love to talk about but I hate that exists: greenwashing. Like many topics that I cover in my book, I feel confident I could do an episode on my own about this, but I’d rather hear from industry experts about greenwashing specifically in the outdoor industry, their experiences, how they avoid it, and their ideas moving forward. So, to help me dig deeper into this important topic, I am thrilled to share my conversation with Steven Sashen. Steven is a serial entrepreneur who has never had a job, a former professional stand-up comic and award-winning screenwriter, and a competitive sprinter -- one of the fastest men over 55 in the country (maybe the fastest 55+ Jew in the world!). He and his wife, Lena Phoenix, co-founded the footwear company Xero Shoes, creating "a MOVEMENT movement" which has helped hundreds of thousands of people Live Life Feet First with happy, healthy, strong feet in addictively comfortable footwear. Xero Shoes has been on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies for 5 years in a row. Steven and Lena also appeared on Shark Tank, where they turned down a $400,000 offer from Kevin O'Leary. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PRE ORDER THE OUTDOOR MINIMALIST BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping ------------------------- Lava Linens Discount Code for 15% off your next purchase: OUTDOORMINIMALIST XERO SHOES WEBSITE: https://xeroshoes.com/xero-shoes-story/ XERO SHOES INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/xeroshoes BAREFOOT RUNNING BOOK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9925784-the-barefoot-running-book SNOPES: https://www.snopes.com/ MICROPLASTICS INFO: https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/blog/reduce-laundry-microfiber-pollution/
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November 22, 2021
BONUS: Conscious Gift-Giving and Sustainable Holiday Shopping
How do you plan your holiday shopping season? Do you give gifts each year to every member of the family? What if I told you that the holidays don't need to revolve around gifts, but could focus on other things instead? Tune into this short, sweet bonus episode to start to reframe your holiday traditions surrounding gift-giving and find new resources to gifting low-waste and sustainable items.  INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PRE ORDER THE OUTDOOR MINIMALIST BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping ---------------------------- For a limited time: Lava Linens Discount Code for 20% off your next purchase: OUTDOORMINIMALIST EARTH HERO LOW WASTE GIFT GUIDE: https://zerowastenerd.com/01-zero-waste-gift-ideas Who Gives A Crap TP Reel TP
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November 17, 2021
10. Prioritizing Experience and Place Over Equipment and Possessions
How can we shift our mindset to focus more on the outdoor experience and less on the equipment it takes to get us there? In episode 10, we explore what it means to have a sense of place and to truly experience your time outside. To help me explore these ideas and how to apply this mindset shift, I had the pleasure of talking with Daniel Ritz.  Daniel A. Ritz, is an outdoor journalist and writer based in Boise, Idaho. Ritz's work has been published by Trout Unlimited, Orvis, Western Native Trout Initiative, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, Outdoor Idaho Magazine, Alaska Sporting Journal, Fish Alaska Magazine and Visit Idaho: Idaho Department of Tourism. His editorial focus is contemporary issues regarding conservation, the environment, outdoor recreation, and legislation. Most recently, Ritz created a 40-part series sharing the experience of his Western Native Trout Challenge that was published by Trout Unlimited, Orvis and Western Native Trout Initiative, and Montana Fly Company. In it, he wrote personal experience-based essays and natural history and science-based "Species Profiles" for each of the 20 available native trout and char species of the Western 12 states of the United States. Currently, Ritz volunteers as the communications coordinator for the Ted Trueblood Chapter of Trout Unlimited and Idaho Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Ritz graduated in 2009 from Salisbury University on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with Bachelor's Degrees in Journalism and Philosophy. He resides in Boise with his partner Holly, their Wirehaired Pointing Griffon named Trout, and an oversized cat named Julio. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PRE ORDER THE OUTDOOR MINIMALIST BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping ---------------------------- Lava Linens Discount Code for 15% off your next purchase: OUTDOORMINIMALIST WESTERN NATIVE TROUT CHALLENGE: https://westernnativetroutchallenge.org/ DANIEL RITZ WEBSITE: https://www.jacksexperiencetradingcompany.com/ DANIEL RITZ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/jacks_experience_trading/ DANIEL RITZ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/DanielARitz29 OTHER EPISODE RESOURCES: https://www.inc.com/anne-gherini/cash-in-on-experience-economy.html https://www.cnbc.com/2016/05/05/millennials-are-prioritizing-experiences-over-stuff.html
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November 15, 2021
BONUS: Tips for a More Sustainable Thanksgiving Celebration
Ways you can cut down on waste during your holiday celebrations this year. Topics discussed in this bonus episode: Holiday decorating Meal planning Food impact Food waste And more! INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PRE ORDER THE OUTDOOR MINIMALIST BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping -------------------------- GROVE COLLABORATIVE ARTICLE: https://www.grove.co/blog/sustainable-thanksgiving PLANT-BASED RECIPE IDEAS: https://www.forksoverknives.com/menus-collection-vegan-thanksgiving-recipes/ HOW TO MAKE VEGGIE STOCK: https://tasty.co/recipe/how-to-make-veggie-stock-with-kitchen-scraps AT-HOME COMPOST GUIDE: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/composting/basics/ultimate-beginners-guide-composting.htm HUNT TO EAT: https://hunttoeat.com/ OTHER EPISODE RESOURCES:  http://large.stanford.edu/courses/2014/ph240/pope1/ https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/wasted-food-IP.pdf https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6518108/ https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-bad-of-a-greenhouse-gas-is-methane/ https://www.eia.gov/environment/emissions/ghg_report/ghg_nitrous.php https://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/farm-practices-management/irrigation-water-use/background.aspx https://www.pnas.org/content/110/52/20888.full https://science.time.com/2013/12/16/the-triple-whopper-environmental-impact-of-global-meat-production/ http://pdf.wri.org/keepingoptionsalive_bw.pdf http://www.savetheamazon.org/rainforeststats.htm https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/21/science/berta-caceres-environmental-activists-murders.html?_r=0
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November 10, 2021
9. Eliminating Single-Use Plastics in the Outdoor Industry
In episode 9 of the Outdoor Minimalist podcast, we will be discussing a hot topic in any part of the sustainability and zero-waste movement:  single-use plastics. More specifically, we will be discussing the use of plastics on the production side of packaging with some limited discussion regarding consumer use of single-use plastics.  To help me expand on this topic, I had the pleasure of talking to Steven Reinhold. Steven has worked within the outdoor industry for over a decade. He began his outdoor career with Big City Mountaineers’ Summit for Someone program where he guided and recruited fundraising climbers whose efforts supported BCM’s wilderness-mentoring programs. Steven has been an ambassador for multiple outdoor brands and currently serves as Backpacker Magazine’s official Brand Ambassador. He created the online sensation #trashtag, a social media-based cleanup effort, which went viral in 2019 and has been used over 100 million times worldwide! Steven also founded The Appalachian Adventure Company, which has strong guiding-roots, but has since grown into a formidable Media/Marketing/Consulting company which works closely with organizations like Black Folks Camp Too, Leave No Trace, and the Southern Environmental Law Center. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PRE ORDER THE OUTDOOR MINIMALIST BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping ------------------------ Connect with STEVEN: https://www.instagram.com/ramblin_reinhold/ APPALACHIAN ADVENTURE COMPANY: https://www.facebook.com/AppalachianAdventureCompany/ BLACK FOLKS CAMP TOO: https://www.instagram.com/blackfolkscamptoo/ Plastic Impact Alliance: https://www.outsidebusinessjournal.com/tag/plastic-impact-alliance/ Join the Plastic Impact Alliance: https://www.outsidebusinessjournal.com/issues/sustainability/packaging/how-to-join-plastic-impact-alliance/ About the #trashtagchallenge: https://www.cleanupnews.org/home/trash-tag-challenge Ever Green Adventure Foods: https://evergreenadventurefoods.com/ NoSo Patches: https://nosopatches.com/ Rerouted: https://rerouted.co/
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November 08, 2021
BONUS: Should I Drive or Should I Fly for the Holidays?
As you start to plan your holiday plans, book flights, or map out your road trip, you may be asking yourself: Is it greener to drive or fly to Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations? There isn't a cut-and-dry answer to this, so in this bonus episode, I'll provide a few options and some food for thought.  [I misspoke in the episode and where I say carbon "positive" I meant to say carbon "negative"] INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PRE ORDER THE OUTDOOR MINIMALIST BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping -------------------------- EPISODE RESOURCES: Calculate Flight Emissions: https://www.atmosfair.de/en/offset/flight/ CORSIA UN Flight Offset Plan: https://www.carbonbrief.org/corsia-un-plan-to-offset-growth-in-aviation-emissions-after-2020 Find Reputable Carbon Offset Projects: https://www.green-e.org/certified-resources/carbon-offsets https://marketplace.goldstandard.org/collections/projects https://www.cooleffect.org/about-us/cool-effect-model Washington Post Article Quoted: https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/tips/questions-about-carbon-offsets-flights-answered/
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November 03, 2021
8. Adventuring Responsibly with Your Dog
Love to take your pup hiking and camping?  Recently adopt a new dog that seems too reactive on walks to ever dream of taking them hiking? Well, we have some news for you! Adventuring with your dog can and should be rewarding for BOTH of you. In episode 8 of the Outdoor Minimalist podcast, I have the pleasure of talking with dog expert, dog lover, and dog mom Jen Sotolongo about how to responsibly take your dog on any outdoor adventure.  Jen Sotolongo is the founder of the adventure dog blog, Long Haul Trekkers, and the author of the book, the Essential Guide to Hiking with Dogs. She is working toward becoming a dog trainer so she can help owners live their best lives with their dogs. Jen lives in Portland, OR with her rescued cattle dog mix, Sitka where they spend a lot of time exploring the best trails for running. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PRE ORDER THE OUTDOOR MINIMALIST BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping ------------------------ LONG HAUL TREKKERS WEBSITE: https://longhaultrekkers.com/ LONG HAUL TREKKERS INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/longhaultrekkers/ BUY THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO HIKING WITH DOGS: https://longhaultrekkers.com/book-2/ OTHER RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE:  https://longhaultrekkers.com/dispose-of-dog-poop/ https://longhaultrekkers.com/the-place-command/ https://longhaultrekkers.com/shop/ https://www.poochpaper.com/
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November 01, 2021
BONUS: Tips for Making Your Halloween Celebrations More Sustainable
BONUS EPISODE! Here are some tips and tricks I've come across to help minimize waste during your Halloween celebrations. Now, I don't know all of the best practices to cut out waste during the holidays, but this is a good place to start.  What are some ways you cut down on waste this Halloween? Share with me in the podcast reviews or follow me on Instagram @outdoor.minimalist.book and comment on this episode's post.   INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PRE ORDER THE OUTDOOR MINIMALIST BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping ------------------------------ EPISODE RESOURCES Sustainable Candy Brand Ideas:  https://www.naturalcandystore.com/category/sustainbale-ecofriendly-options https://medium.com/@miisheaddy/this-halloween-check-out-these-12-ethically-sourced-candies-e42084116d79 TerraCycle: https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/  Non-Toxic Face Paint Ideas:  https://www.forbes.com/sites/kateharrison/2015/10/06/4-companies-offering-non-toxic-face-paints-for-halloween/?sh=62b3ee0d6d28 Halloween Plastic Waste: https://www.rts.com/blog/reduce-your-halloween-candy-plastic-waste/
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October 27, 2021
7. Renting vs. Owning Outdoor Gear
When starting a new outdoor pursuit, should you buy your gear or rent it first? Is renting gear only for beginners?  What kinds of outdoor gear should you rent, and which ones should you buy? In episode 7 of the Outdoor Minimalist podcast, Reet Singh, co-founder of TripOutside, and I explore questions like this as well as the pros and cons of renting vs. owning, mindset surrounding *having* to own gear, and the ins and outs of the outfitter industry.  Reet gets stoked about mountain biking, scrambling mountains, backcountry camping, snowboarding, and introducing others to outdoor adventure. Where to find him: Trying new experiences, meditating, playing with your dog, mountain biking, and falling from stuff. Founded by Reet and his wife Julie, TripOutside helps people get outside and enjoy human-powered adventures. The platform provides outdoor inspiration for human-powered adventures and allows users to discover adventures, check availability across local outfitters, and easy online booking. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PRE ORDER THE BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping ---------------------------------- Lava Linens Discount Code for 15% off your next purchase: OUTDOORMINIMALIST TRIPOUTSIDE WEBSITE: https://www.tripoutside.com/ TRIPOUTSIDE INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/trip.outside/
40:47
October 25, 2021
6. Sustaining Environmentally Focused Business Practices
In episode 6 of the Outdoor Minimalist Podcast, we get an inside look at the business practices of CNOC Outdoors, an environmentally focused business within the outdoor industry.  To help drive the conversation, Gilad Nachmani, the co-founder and general manager of CNOC Outdoors joins me. CNOC Outdoors is a small backpacking gear manufacturer in Portland, Oregon, focused on making innovative, durable and sustainable gear. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PRE ORDER THE BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping ----------------------------- Lava Linens Discount Code for 15% off your next purchase: OUTDOORMINIMALIST CNOC OUTDOORS WEBSITE: https://cnocoutdoors.com/ CNOC OUTDOORS INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/cnocoutdoors/ CNOC products are also available on Garage Grown Gear. 
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October 18, 2021
5. Saving Money Living Sustainably
MYTH: Living a sustainable lifestyle is only for the elite and is too expensive. FACT: Living a sustainable lifestyle can save you money. In episode 5 of the Outdoor Minimalist Podcast, we are delving into finances and how they related to outdoor recreation and sustainable living.  The R&D Financial Coaches, Rebecca and Dylan, are here to help me discuss saving money and bolstering your finances while living sustainably. Rebecca Brooks and Dylan Pollock, owners of R&D Financial Coaching, guide outdoor couples and people on their journey to Financial Freedom by helping them be better stewards of their money and align their finances with their values. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PRE ORDER THE BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping -------------------------- R&D FINANCIAL WEBSITE: https://www.radcoaches.com/blog/is-financial-coaching-right-for-you R&D FINANCIAL INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/radcoaches/ R&D FINANCIAL FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/radcoaches R&D FINANCIAL LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/r-d-financial-coaching/
36:08
October 11, 2021
3. How to Identify Sustainable Product Materials
In episode 3 of the Outdoor Minimalist Podcast, I will be discussing how consumers and brands can take steps to identify more sustainable product materials. This is a big topic that I felt was best discussed with an industry expert like Mary Swanson.  Mary is the CEO and a co-founder of Lava Linens. Together, she, her mom, Sheila, and sister, Caitlin, create durable, luxurious adventure towels powered by flax and hemp - two of Earth's most impressive fibers. Lava Linens' aim is to be as sustainable and responsible as possible - not succumbing to the pressures of fast fashion nor to the norms of the outdoor industry while still creating high-performing, valuable pieces of outdoor gear. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PRE ORDER THE BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping ---------------------------------- Get 15% off Lava Linens towels with the discount code OUTDOORMINIMALIST LAVA LINENS WEBSITE: https://shoplavalinens.com/ LAVA LINENS INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/lavalinens/
47:50
October 04, 2021
4. 7Rs: Repair
The 7R's of Outdoor Minimalist serve as the framework of these concepts and are the stepping stones to implementing Outdoor Minimalist pursuits into your life. The 7R's of Outdoor Minimalism include: Reduce Refuse Rethink Repair Rehome/Repurpose Remove Restore In episode 4 of the Outdoor Minimalist Podcast, I will be exploring the third R and the concept of Repair in the outdoor industry with the help of Rudy Glocker.  Rudy Glocker is the founder of Burgeon Outdoor. Rudy founded Burgeon to create a better tomorrow for mountain communities such as Lincoln, NH where they are located.  Burgeon accomplishes its mission by making its products locally and contributing 5% of its sales to environmental and community efforts.  INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PRE ORDER THE BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping ----------------------------- BURGEON OUTDOOR WEBSITE: https://www.burgeonoutdoor.com/ BURGEON OUTDOOR INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/burgeonoutdoor/ SOURCES McKinsey & Company - Fashion on Climate [episode statistics from the McKinsey & Company Report, not Greenpeace. I misspoke during the recording.] Greenpeace - Detox My Fashion
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October 04, 2021
2. 7Rs: Reduce, Refuse, Rethink
The 7R's of Outdoor Minimalist serve as the framework of these concepts and are the stepping stones to implementing Outdoor Minimalist pursuits into your life.  The 7R's of Outdoor Minimalism include:  Reduce Refuse Rethink Repair Rehome/Repurpose Remove Restore In episode 2 of the Outdoor Minimalist Podcast, I'm exploring the first three Rs: Reduce, Refuse, and Rethink. You'll learn how they differ from the original 3Rs you may be familiar with, how these Rs serve as the backbone of Outdoor Minimalism, and why they're important in any outdoor pursuit.  INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PRE ORDER THE BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping ------------------------------- EPISODE RESOURCES PATAGONIA COMMON THREADS INITIATIVE PATAGONIA 'DONT BUY THIS JACKET' AD  HOW TO SAVE A PLANET: Is Your Carbon Footprint BS? SOURCES History.com - When Did Americans Start Recycling? NRDC.org - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Most of All, Reduce. RecycleNation - The History of the Three R's
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October 04, 2021
1. What is Outdoor Minimalism?
What is outdoor minimalism? First and foremost, it is a lifestyle. It is a mindset shift that roots all of our outdoor recreation activities in minimalist philosophies. It is a way to combine minimalism, environmentalism, mindfulness, and essentialism and meld it into all of our outdoor pursuits. That's all easy to say, but how do you do it? To help you skip the learning curve I waded through, I wrote "Outdoor Minimalist: Waste Less Hiking, Camping, and Backpacking," your go-to handbook for how to lessen your impact as you play outside even before you hit the trail. The book is ideal for any outdoor enthusiast looking to enrich their experience and put these practices into place.  The podcast then can be seen as an expansion of the book and a way to make the information more accessible through conversation.  INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PRE ORDER THE BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping
16:39
October 04, 2021
Trailer
The Outdoor Minimalist Podcast is here to share ideas for all sectors of the outdoor industry on how to minimize your impact. Based on the concepts in the book "Outdoor Minimalist: Waste Less Hiking, Camping, and Backpacking" written by Meg Carney. New episodes are released every Monday. Book release on September 1, 2022.  PRE ORDER THE BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/
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September 14, 2021