Equipment for Your Always Green Adventure.
Berghaus – U.K.-based gear and clothing company, 20-25L daypacks are good choices, and they are designed in an ergonomic and unisex style. They also come with lifetime guarantees.
SIGG aluminum 0.6L – no plastic, BPA and Phthalates free, 100% recyclable. made in Switzerland, available on Amazon.
The best choices are the simplest ones. Fresh fruits, organic avocados, dried nuts, or other simple snacks can be purchased from a local Bay Area farmer’s market, for example: here or here.
Trail mix – Try to select organic varieties only, especially those that also are listed as having raw, vegan, and unsulfured ingredients.
ALOHA protein bars – These are organic, plant-based, paleo, and low sugar. And they can be ordered in bulk directly from the manufacturer, or from Amazon.
Patagonia – pants, fleece outer layer, soft shell – excellent sustainable mission, synthetic fiber recycling program, environmental activism
Icebreaker – base layers – made of New Zealand merino wool, natural fibers are easily recyclable.
Marmot – outer layers – Rohnert Park, California headquartered company with good sustainable mission statement and green commitments.
Zamberlan – made in Italy by craftspeople using traditional but updated methods – leather uppers not plastic. Vibram rubber soles.
Icebreaker wool hat
Buff neck gaiter – wool models available, UV-protective. Available on Amazon.
Costa del Mar polarized sunglasses – Florida based company, bio resin frames have smaller carbon footprint, prescription lenses and glass lenses available rather than plastic. Available on Amazon.
Leki anti-shock trekking poles – helpful for steeper trails and longer trips. German company, made in Czech Republic of recyclable aluminum, cork handles. Available on Amazon.