I think it’s pretty neat that they all ended up being zero waste because I didn’t even have that in mind as I packed everything up. It just goes to show how small steps really can add up!
ZERO WASTE HIKING ESSENTIALS
1. Water Bottle
You’ve heard me gush about how much a love my S’Well bottle a bunch of times (like here and here…and here) but it’s an oldie and a goodie. I love this thing so much and I rarely go anywhere without it. Like I’ve said before, I’ve only ever tried a S’well bottle but I’ve heard wonderful things about Kleen Kanteen and Hydroflasks too.
Trail mix bought in bulk from the local Co-Op in a reusable canvas bag. Sounds a little bougie, but it was so yummy! And I bought way more than enough for everyone, so now I have something healthy to snack on at home! A more cost effective, equally zero waste snack is fruit, which I did bring but didn’t eat.
3. Cloth Napkin
I bring a napkin just in case one of my snacks gets a little messy. It also works to keep fruit peels or other waste contained until I find a trash can.
BONUS! 4. Travel Mug
For the pre and post hike coffee, obvi.
There you have it! The three (okay, four) reusable, zero waste things I bring hiking!
What’s on your list? Tell me in a comment!