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 compare to a great camping trip.
Even if you’re trying to live off the land, there’s a good chance you’ll still need some 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 eco-friendly camping gear to pack for a more sustainable camping trip.
The Best Eco-Friendly Camping Gear
1. Tushy Travel Bidet, $29
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.
2. REI Co-Op Grand Hut 4 Tent, $299
Are you really camping if you aren’t sleeping in a tent? And with this REI tent, you’ll gladly do so. REI puts products before profits and act in the long-term interests of its members and community. The company is committed to fighting the climate crisis and openly embrace a circular economy.
3. GSI Outdoors Base Camper Cookset, $80
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.
4. Patagonia Black Hole Duffel Bag, $129
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 percent recycled fabric, you’ll never have to worry about your belongings getting ruined when they’re under the protection of this bag.
5. Cadence Ocean Collection, $70
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.
6. NEMO Disco 30 Sleeping Bag, $260
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.
7. Anker PowerPort Solar Charger, $70
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.
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