With the ongoing dangers from the pandemic and traveling restrictions, I guess the camping trend will go beyond 2021.
But, what if you could contribute to an environmentally-friendly world even when sleeping under the stars?
#1. Minimize Supplies
One of the most valuable tips for a green camping initiative is to reduce your supplies.
Adopting the “less is more” notion will double your efforts on saving resources such as transport fuel.
So, let’s take a look at what’s important to take:
- Sleeping bags
- Camping pillow
- Headlamps or flashlights (don’t forget the extra batteries)
- Cooking or eating utensils
- Stove, fuel and matches (that is, if you are in cooking mode)
- Wash Bins
- Trash bags
- Toilet Paper
- Toiletry Kit
- Prescription medications
#2. Choose a Sustainable Tent
There is no camping trip without a tent and using an eco-friendly one can undoubtedly help you to achieve that perfect green balance while camping.
- You can look for tents made from 100 % recycled materials.
- Today, you’ve got a few companies that have introduced eco tents, produced in an environmentally responsible way with recycled materials like recycled plastic bottles found in landfills and on the streets.
- You’d also need a tent that can cushion you from harsh weather conditions and potential dangers. So, one with solvent-free polyurethane coating makes an ideal option.
- If glamping is more your thing, you want a wooden cabin with natural, untreated wood.
- A new green camping gear includes solar tents. Made with special fabric and with at least three flexible solar panels attached, solar tents use solar energy to light up your camping experience – another type of glamping, I guess.
#3. Bring a Bicycle
One of the most inspiring US Presidents, John F. Kennedy, once said, “nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.”
This claim doesn’t originate from his optimistic and cool idealism, but truly, nothing compares to the joy of hopping on a bike and having an unpredictable adventure.
However, today it seems like public transport and cars have snatched away that little pleasure of life (not that I’m saying we don’t need auto vehicles anymore).
If your camping trip allows you some biking time, grab the opportunity and go for some fun, healthy and stress-free activity.
#4. Choose Sustainable Personal Hygiene Products
On your way for an eco-friendly camping trip?
Remember that also means absolutely no phosphate, surfactants, triclosan or any soaps and shampoos with such chemicals which can inflict so much harm to nature’s flora and fauna. It’s not just when you wash these things off in a river or lake, but through the sewage system, they could end up harming the environment.
And no, I’m not asking you not to brush your teeth or to forget your bath (we don’t want your tent mate to faint from the smelly demise).
Nowadays, eco-friendly soaps and shampoos are easily available on the market.
#5. Buy Your Produce From Local Farmers
For many who didn’t know, buying and consuming locally produced food is one of the easiest and simple ways to live eco-friendly and to reduce your carbon footprint.
Moreover, locally grown foods are just irresistible – they are fresher, tastier and retain much more nutrients compared to food items that are usually shipped across the globe.
#6. Use Soft-Soles Shoes
What do my shoes go to do with green camping?
Well, what did those innocent plants and mini wildlife do to you before you trample on them with your large boots?
See, for you, the type of shoes might not matter that much but choosing soft-soled shoes is an ideal option for a green camping trip.
So, who’s ready for a sustainable camping trip?