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Eco-Friendly Camping Gear: 10 Products to Use on Your Next Trip

Heading out into the great outdoors? This is the eco-friendly camping gear you need in order to have a sustainable trip.

Written by
Kristine Nguyen

Ah, the great outdoors. Nothing makes you feel closer to Mother Nature than being in her presence. And how much closer can you get when you're camping? Getting the tent set up, starting a campfire, roasting marshmallows, sleeping amongst the stars... nothing compares.

Even if you're trying to live off the land, there's a good chance you'll still need some eco-friendly camping gear. We want you to have a good time embracing the Earth while also protecting it, which is why we've compiled this list of products to pack for a more sustainable outdoor adventure.

The Best Eco-Friendly Camping Gear

No, that's not a collapsible water bottle. It's actually a portable bidet. When nature calls, you have to answer. With the Tushy Travel Bidet, you can have a bidet anywhere you go. With its compact and functional design, you'll be using less toilet paper, but still have the comfort of a clean tush.

Fully collapsable and made from food-grade silicone, this to-go bowl is perfect for packing snacks in the wild. Once your snacks are eaten up, the bowl collapses to less than 1.5 inches thick and won't add much weight to your packs.

As long as you remember to charge it ahead of time, a rechargeable lighter is the perfect thing to bring to a quick camping trip. There's no need to worry about matches or harmful single-use plastic lighters to light your campfires and grill. This option is powered by a lithium-ion battery, which eliminates the toxic butane.

Pack your favorite chilled or frozen food items in an insulated paper cooler. This one is made from Out of the Woods' Supernatural Paper, which is made of tree cellulose sourced from responsibly-managed forests. Even better, right now it comes with a free matching wine tote. Come on, what's camping without a little wine?

No one said you have to come home from a camping trip stinky and dirty. Bring along a solid shampoo and conditioner duo for an option that's easy to pack and easy on the environment. This HiBAR set even comes with a free travel pouch to keep it clean while it's rattling around in your bag.

You don't want to live off of s'mores during your weekend out in the woods, right? Okay, maybe you do. But this set—which includes two lidded pots and a frying pan—is made from stainless steel that will last for years to come, giving you everything you'll need to cook up something delicious for dinner.

When camping, you're going to need a bag that can do it all. This Patagonia duffel is that bag. Made from extremely durable, weather-resistant, 100% recycled fabric, you'll never have to worry about your belongings getting ruined when they're under the protection of this bag.

8. Cadence Ocean Collection, $14 each

Don't pack up your toiletries in tiny plastic bottles. Instead, choose this reusable (and magnetic!) set that's made from recycled ocean-bound plastic. It's BPA-free, leak-proof, and will never get lost—even when you're fishing around for it in the dark.

9. NEMO Disco 30 Sleeping Bag, $194.89 to $209.89

You're not going to be sleeping in a comfortable, plush mattress when you're roughing it. Though, this sleeping bag might make you feel like you are. The NEMO sleeping bag is made to last with durable, water-repellent fabric. It also has an integrated pillow pocket to stuff with your extra clothes or jacket for secure, elevated support all night.

No matter how much we don't want to admit it, even when we're trying to live off the land, sometimes we have to use modern technology. Phones are just too darn useful. With this solar-powered portable charger, you'll always have free, limitless, and sustainable power wherever you go.