LNT Principle 3: Dispose of Waste Properly

(First posted at The Trek) Pack It in, Pack It Out All of the Leave No Trace principles are geared around a common theme, preserving the wildness of the outdoors.   Depending on your world view, there’s a number of good reasons for this.  Mine are primarily selfish – I want things to stay nice so…

Shit just got real

Hopefully I do not share Sampson’s fate.  I see myself more as Antaeus…except for the Hercules part.

Its really happening

Got my PCT permit, starting May 14 in Campo. Due to high amounts of snow, my current plan is to play it by ear, but probably flip to Canada once I hit Kennedy Meadows. Gearwise, I’ll probably swap raingear for something more packable, and I’m looking for a pack, somewhere between my flimsy GoLite Pinnacle…

Don’t pee in the pool!

Absent any recent knowledge about chemistry, and also a pre-21st century mindset that the world was large, and that actions in 1 place don’t impact others, they dumped chemical weapons into the ocean. http://www.treehugger.com/clean-water/65000-tonnes-nazi-chemical-weapons-were-dumped-baltic-sea-70-years-ago.html Sadly this seems to still be common, albeit regulated practice: http://www.gc.noaa.gov/gcil_mp_ocean_dumping.html