Skills & Techniques

Need for Speed: Quick Ways to Learn Leave No Trace

Susy Alkaitis - January 5, 2020
Man on Mountain bike

It can be difficult to find the time to try something new. Not to worry! Whether you have two minutes or an entire afternoon, try these ideas to add a quick Leave No Trace lesson to your day:

Watch a Leave No Trace Skills Video (1-2 Minutes)
Learn a new skill in minutes. The Leave No Trace Skills Series has quick videos that teach the techniques you need to reduce your impact on the outdoors. Check out this video to learn how to use a fire pan:

Prepare With a Project (15 Minutes)
Plan Ahead and Prepare for your next outdoor adventure with a simple Leave No Trace project. Whether it’s preparing a stylish FOPO (Fear of Packing Out) bag for your trash or a backcountry poop kit, a few minutes of prep will make sure you are ready to Leave No Trace on your next trip.

Practice a Skill (30 Minutes)
Some outdoor skills like setting up a bear bag or digging a cathole can take time to master. Practicing these skills for a few minutes each day can help you maximize your abilities and minimize your impact on the outdoors.

Plan a Leave No Trace Day (1-3 Hours)
Introduce your friends, family, and children to Leave No Trace on your next day trip. By sharing your knowledge with others, you can inspire them to care for the outdoors. Make sure to include some fun Leave No Trace games and activities like Okay vs. No Way!

No matter how much time you have, it’s easy to add a little Leave No Trace to your day!


Leave No Trace’s Cameron Larnerd and Nick Whites are part of the 2020 Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Program that provides free, mobile education to communities across the country. Proud partners of this program include Subaru of AmericaREIEagles Nest OutfittersDeuter,
ThuleFjällräven and Klean Kanteen.

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