Our outdoor resolutions for a healthier planet!

It is decided, 2021 will be placed under the sign of the green resolutions! Make your own compost, create your own household products, opt for soft mobility... There is no shortage of ideas to put in place in everyday life! It's the same thing for outdoor activities. Lafuma proposes 4 good practical resolutions to adopt when hiking to be the good student of eco-responsibility

Resolution #1
Zero waste
Resolution #2
The "Leave No trace"
Resolution #3
The equipment
Resolution #4
The adventure

Resolution #1 Zero waste

a) Home and seasonal cooking

Going on a hike or a bivouac outing in a zero-waste approach is THE good resolution to go green in 2021. First tip: cook your own picnics. Homemade sandwiches and salads made from seasonal products will make your adventure all the more tasty.

Want to make your own cereal bars for mid-term snacks?
We'll share an easy recipe with you!
[Recipe from Hervé Cuisine : cereal bars]
You need:

  • 75 g oat flakes
  • 25 g of quinoa
  • 60 g of dried fruit such as dates, figs, raisins cut into pieces, etc.
  • 50 g of dried fruit such as almonds, hazelnuts or pistachios to be chopped
  • 1 teaspoon grated coconut
  • 75 g agave syrup (you can mix honey and agave)
  • 30 g of coconut butter or normal butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar or cinnamon

And follow those steps:
1. Preheat your oven to 175° C
2. In a saucepan, melt the butter, agave syrup (or the agave-honey mixture) and vanilla sugar
3. In a bowl, mix the oats, quinoa, dried fruits and nuts that you must chop beforehand (especially the raisins because they swell during cooking)
4. Then add the liquid mixture, and mix well with a spatula
5. Put the mixture in money or muffin cups, or make shapes with a cookie cutter. And press down well
6. Bake in the oven for 10 to 20 minutes, depending on whether you prefer your cereal bars golden brown or not
7. It is imperative to put them in the freezer for 15 minutes or in the refrigerator for 1 hour, after cooling in the open air so that the cereal bars harden
8. You can wrap them individually and take them everywhere!

Invest in reusable containers

To transport your homemade picnics and cereal bars, you need reusable containers such as glass jars or Tupperware. For water, forget plastic bottles and use a water bottle or thermos flask. And for packaging, Bee wrap's, pieces of fabric combined with beeswax, are easy to make and will be a great help.
Finally, what would an outdoor adventurer be without his garbage bag? Ideally reusable or recyclable, it is the essential accessory to collect your organic or other waste.

Pick up garbage on your way

The philosophy of Leave No Trace is declined in several principles to discover nature while respecting it. The idea is to leave it as you found it! Here are some ideas based on these very good practices.

Resolution #2 ! The Leave No trace

Prepare your excursions in advance

The best way to be sure to respect the walking and bivouac sites is to inform yourself beforehand about the regulations in force. A small effort of anticipation that makes the difference!

Camp on durable surfaces

To limit your environmental impact, consider pitching your tent on a durable surface of stone, dry grass, sand or snow rather than on an area with vegetation. Also, try not to spread out your various installations too widely to further minimize the risk of damaging the natural space.

Favour small wood for your fire

If you wish to make a fire, use small wood found in the forest. This method will keep a small fire to limit the fire hazard. Avoid using wood that does not come from the space on which you are camping; you could bring with it invasive species for the natural space.
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Resolution #3 ! The equipment

Useful equipment

No, this 5th jacket will probably not be more useful than the 4th one. This year's goal? Consume less, but better!S’équiper durable

Sustainable and quality equipement

For your hiking clothes, give priority to eco-responsible materials (recycled or bio-sourced) and quality. Product durability is the basis of any eco-responsible approach.

Resolution #4 ! the adventure

In 2021, we're off on an adventure! On a walk near your home, in a bivouac with friends or during a trek of several days, adventure is much more than a means, it is a state of mind. Why not write down in a notebook your ideas for adventure projects for 2021 and take stock next December? See you next year!