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

WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/

Based on the book "Outdoor Minimalist: Waste Less Hiking, Camping, and Backpacking" by Meg Carney.

Outdoor Minimalist Meg Carney

    • Sports
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

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

WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/

Based on the book "Outdoor Minimalist: Waste Less Hiking, Camping, and Backpacking" by Meg Carney.

    20. Creating a Thru-Hike and Conserving Our Trails

    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

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    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/

    • 44 min
    19. Deer Hunting, Sustainability, and Conservation

    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

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    KALLI HAWKINS

    WEBSITE: https://www.kallihawkins.com/

    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/kallihawkins/

    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/kallihawkins7

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    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 min
    18. Finding Minimalism and Connection Through Fly Fishing

    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

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    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

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    EPISODE RESOURCES

    Captains for Clean Water: https://captainsforcleanwater.org/

    Fish with a Hero: https://www.fishwithahero.com/

    • 38 min
    17. Pee Rags, Menstrual Cups, and More!

    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

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    HORMONE HACKER

    WEBSITE: https://www.thehormonehacker.com/

    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/hormonehacker/

    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/hormonehacker

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    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

    • 44 min
    16. 7Rs: Remove

    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

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    #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

    • 40 min
    15. HOLIDAY SPECIAL: The Christmas Tree Display

    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.

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    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

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    Features Alex Carney as the Narrator, Meg Carney as the PVC Tree, and Jay Stewart as the Farm Tree.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

ssuperiorshoress ,

What the outdoor industry needs!

Thought provoking, engaging conversations that we really need in the industry!

The One who Brings the Snacks ,

A Must Head Podcast!

A great podcast for both those who are experienced and inexperienced outdoor enthusiasts. Each episode has provided me with information that I can take and use both while doing outdoor activities as well as going about my daily life. It already has reshaped how I look at my every day purchases it and has allowed to be a more empowered and aware consumer. No matter where you are at in your journey through minimalism, Meg does a fantastic job of providing options that will help you take your next or even perhaps your first step towards minimalism. I absolutely recommend for every listener.

Brown Falcon ,

Great podcast to minimize our impact on the outdoors

I loved being on the podcast and chatting with Meg.

Her research and insight that goes into each episode is truly great and it takes a lot of planning and effort to put together an episode, and Meg does it incredibly well.

I’m excited for this podcast and it’s message to grow to the masses so that our outdoor recreation doesn’t have to mean over consumerism and outdoor wreckrecreation.

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