Trash while traveling... Our collect at Panther Creek

For several months, we (Lucile...who then converted Matt by force!) have got used to picking up waste during our walks and hikes. And everyone can and should do it...it will only take a few more minutes of your time (not counting grams or pounds more, but that's incidental...no?). We always have a garbage bag (in France) or we recycle the plastic bags of the supermarkets (USA, Australia) to fill them. During this hike, Kroger provided for our need!

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Thermos : 0 / USA : 1 (or the thermos on a trip)

We hesitated a long time about taking our thermos or not. It is certainly light and small, but when you travel with your house on your back, everything counts.  And then we considered the other aspect of the question, that taking the thermos meant not having to consume all those plastic or cardboard cups (without counting the money savings, enormous enough considering that we usually drink two teas a day and that one tea costs an average of 2,5 euros ...)

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