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2018 New Year Resolution in Review: Being More Eco-Friendly

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Yes, I am one of those people that make New Year resolutions. Nothing too unrealistic, such as ‘I will become a millionaire by March’, but I like to set myself challenges and goals to strive towards throughout the year. Of course, 2018 was no different.

This year, after watching Blue Planet and growing increasingly frustrated at the amount of rubbish I kept finding when hiking around the UK, I decided to make a change. I would break several bad habits to be more eco-friendly and reduce the amount of waste I was producing each day.

In all honesty, it seems convenience and waste go hand-in-hand, and forcing myself to practice more organisation and time management in my own schedule helped me reached my resolution to be more eco-friendly. The past year taught me it was habit more than anything else that prevented me from making most of the changes, and actually after making them I found other improvements in my life were made, such as stressing less about money that was usually wasted on takeaway coffee and snacks.

So guys and gals, listed below are the biggest changes (for me anyway) I made for 2018 in my goal to be more eco-friendly:

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A Short Christmas Gift Guide for Eco-Friendly Camping and Outdoors Gear

For campers that want to leave the wilderness as they first saw it, or adventurers who want to leave as minimal a carbon imprint as possible, eco-friendly camping gear combines innovative design with excellent functionality to produce products that any outdoors person would want to receive as a gift.

BUDGET: Runners have made these socks popular, and now hikers are also finding the benefits to wearing them as liners. The Injinji EcoSeries NuBamboo Crew Socks are made from sustainable bamboo material that is also soft enough to prevent blisters forming. http://www.injinji.com/ price: $15.00

 

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SOMETHING NICE: Merino wool is renowned for its natural ability not only to regulate body temperature and wick sweat from the body, but its anti-bacterial properties means it doesn’t retain odours either. Howies’ Classic Merino Base Layers come in a variety of weights and colours to suit your outdoor activity, and their basic design makes them easily versatile for everyday use as well. http://www.howies.co.uk/womens/womens-clothing/base-layers/nbl-classic-coral.html price: £55.

 

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FLASHING THE CASH: A stove that uses natural fuel, provides free heat and charges electrical gadgets, all while cooking your food? Sounds too good to be true, but the BioLite Campstove is one device that defines multitasking. Simply collect any naturallly-occuring fuels like pinecones or twigs to burn, and while it is cooking your food the excess heat the flame emits is generated into electricity through a thermoelectric generator that powers a fan to decrease any extraneous smoke. Excess electricity is sent to a usb connector that can charge phones, mp3 players, LED lights and more. http://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/biolite-campstove-97310014?id_colour= price: £150.

 

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