Eco-Friendly Camping Essentials
2 August 2022 | Admin
If you practice sustainable living then you probably also enjoy the great outdoors too. If you love spending time in nature, exploring and camping then this guide on eco-friendly camping essentials will help you become even more at one with nature.
Having sustainable camping equipment not only helps to protect the natural surroundings you’re visiting, but has an impact on our planet as a whole. So, we’ve compiled this useful list of sustainable camping essentials so that your trip has as little impact on the environment as possible.
As well as checking out our guide below, you can also look at buying items secondhand on ebay, Gumtree and other similar online marketplaces.
The most important item for your camping trip is a tent. Unfortunately, many standard tents are made from PVC and are coated with flame retardants, both of which aren’t good for the environment. However, the sustainable and innovative German camping specialist, Vaude, make tents made from sustainable materials and are cleverly coated with silicone. Plus, their ground sheets are made from recycled materials as well as using DAC aluminum poles.
Eco-friendly sleeping bags
Next up on your list of camping equipment is probably a sleeping bag. Again, sleeping bags are often made from synthetic materials which cause harm to the planet. Synthetic materials are good when it comes to sleeping bags as they are well suited to changeable weather conditions, keeping you insulated and dry. Now, although this The North Face Eco Sleeping Bag is made from synthetic materials, the shell and insulation are made from recycled polyester - helping to keep plastic out of landfill.
Battery power & charging
Most of us don’t let our phones out of our sight and they can be handy for taking photos and videos of the amazing scenery you’re enjoying on your camping trip. So, if you need to keep your phone and other electronic devices, such as a laptop charged then the Power Gorilla Battery is perfect for keeping you ‘plugged in’ on the move. You might also want to consider using this alongside the Solar Gorilla Charger. You can store energy from the Solar Gorilla in this Power Gorilla, so you’ll have a totally portable power station!
This solar and rechargeable torch is an essential camping item and just one minute of winding will give you an hour of light. If you’re after something on a bigger scale then BioLite have a range of solutions from USB lanterns, headlamps, travel lights and more.
Eco-friendly outdoor dining equipment
There’s so many solutions for drinking and dining in the great outdoors, from reusable coffee cups, reusable drinks bottles and food wraps for your basics, to cutlery sets like this To-Go Ware Bamboo Cutlery Set with carry case. There’s even a useful carabiner on the back so you can clip and carry your set wherever you go.
For your dining ware, Go Outdoors have this brilliant 16 Piece Bamboo Tableware Set which is both lightweight and sturdy. And if you’re looking for something really unique then these Coconut Husk Bowls are at the top of our list. Made from the husk of a coconut it’s great for serving breakfast, nibbles and side salads.
Traditional camping stoves often generate waste and use fossil fuels like gas and petroleum. But now we’re seeing an increase in wood burning camping stoves which are much better for the environment. Take this fantastic BioLite CampStove 2+ Electricity Generating Wood Camp Stove, that turns fire into electricity. Their patented combustion technology creates a vortex of smokeless flames for a portable campfire that can cook your meals and charge your phone, at the same time!
Eco-friendly toiletries & dish soap
Finally, pack some zero waste toiletries such as the Eco Warrior Shampoo Bar, natural deodorants, natural soaps and bamboo toothbrush.
This Dish Washing Soap Bar is also perfect for travelling light and saying goodbye to plastic.
Now you should have all you need for an eco-friendly camping trip, with equipment you can use over and over again. Plus, you know where you can grab those all-important toiletries and cleaning products to keep yourself and the planet clean. Happy Camping!