Pack It Out
I carry granola bars around with me like I’m a mom of three. A self-proclaimed snack queen. So when I hike, you better believe I’m packing! But I’ve noticed that other hungry hikers are leaving behind the corners of their wrappers on the trails. And I’m not just seeing this trend in Hawaii. Clif Bar ran a campaign in recent years to encourage adventurers to leave that “tear” corner on the rest of the wrapper. It’s much more likely to be properly disposed of this way. And here’s the winner- it won’t end up in the ocean!
So tip number one - pack your snacks in a NON-plastic container. Whip up some no-bake cookies, buy your trail mix in bulk, bring along fruit. Beeswax wrap and reusable containers are your friend!
Tip number two, for my fellow snack lovers that can’t give up pre-packaged granola bars yet - Tear the wrapper in the middle! You’re much more likely to lose the little corner if you tear it on the side. And if you can keep it in one piece, my bets are on that packaging making it off the hiking trail, and out of the path of foraging birds and small mammals.
Calling all snack queens and adventurers - how do you leave no trace on your hiking trails and beaches?