“Minimising my impact on the outdoors whilst exploring goes without saying, and you should never leave things behind that could harm the environment. I usually take a designated waste bag to keep any rubbish separate from my gear. I’ve been really thrilled to see so many people picking litter up when out on trails recently, and it motivates me to do more myself. It doesn’t take much to pick up any litter I notice on my route, but it makes me feel like I’ve made a small difference.
“As many of my adventures involve camping, I often have to cook out in the open, so I’m careful about where I set up to prevent unnecessary damage to my surroundings. I also try to remove and recycle as much packaging from food before I even set off to reduce the amount of waste I have to carry home with me.
“I also always carry a reusable bottle, water filter and treatment tablets, so I’ve got everything I need to drink safely on the go. My must-haves include the Nalgene Tritan Wide Mouth Bottle 1L, LifeStraw Flex Basic Kit Water Filter or Lifesystems Chlorine Dioxide Tablets. I also usually carry my Lifeventure Insulated Coffee Cup 250ml with me so I can have a nice hot drink to warm me up.”