Summers are here. Camping season is in full swing. It might be a fun time for you, but it isn’t the case for everyone. Frequent camping and overcrowding have ruined many beautiful natural landscapes. If you are a true nature lover you would never want your actions to cause any damage to the environment. However, you would also want to bask in its freshness and beauty. A few days outdoors refreshes and rejuvenates your whole being. Some ‘me’ time in the real jungle away from the concrete jungle will help you introspect and give you some peace and calm. Furthermore, it is also good for your health. When you go camping, it’s important to leave the forest as pristine as you found it. Cleaning up your litter goes without saying of course. You probably do that anyway. But let’s go a step further and make sure you use only ecofriendly camping gear, so that you cause the least impact of your presence. Here are some ecofriendly tents and camping gear 2019 we’ve compiled for you:
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13 Best ecofriendly tents and camping gear 2019
1. Surviveware biodegradable wipes
Did you know that the wipes which you thought could be flushed away safely are actually made out of plastic? They do not biodegrade and will take hundreds of years to vanish into thin air. The next time you buy wet wipes for indoor or outdoor use, buy those which are biodegradable, like the ones from Surviveware. Ecofriendly outdoor gearlike wet wipes are best when you’re going hiking or camping, as these will biodegrade in just 28 days.
2. Thetford Aqua-soft toilet tissues
These tissues are ultra-soft, luxurious, absorbent, and perfect for your camping needs. They are completely degradable and dissolve in water without leaving a single trace. You can use this slightly pricey 2 ply tp on boating and hiking trips too. Though it may be a little flimsy, the same property makes it impossible to clog your RV or boat. It’s one of the best non-toxic camping equipment and accessories you can buy.
3. Eco-friendly Tents
Ecofriendly tents and camping gear should be a must buy for you. It’s a healthy choice for the environment and you. Regular tents are made out of VOCs and PVC, which make them light and waterproof. But if you choose these tents, you’d be breathing in a large amount of strong chemicals which are bad for you. Go for green camping gear and equipments, which are quite amazing. Tents from The Tent Lab and Big Agnes and constructed without any harmful chemicals.
Another great ecofriendly tents and camping gear is the Kartent. This tent is made from thick cardboard, which is not coated with any toxic chemicals. This tent has been used successfully in festivals – in fact, the manufacturers have tied up with some festivals, and festival goers can buy this tent on site. The 3.3 sq meter tent is sufficient for two people and even has a tiny back window to keep the tent airy and fresh.
The makers say that the tent will be able to stay dry in ‘some showers’ and would perform the same way as other regular tents do in heavy conditions. Not a bad buy, especially if you check the weather conditions before going on your trip. It’s certainly one of the most ecofriendly tents we’ve come across!
4. Biolitecampstove 2
Choose a campstove which falls into the category of non-toxic camping equipment and accessories, such as the BioliteCampStove. It’s an incredible ecofriendly stove as you can burn wood you gathered in the camping site in it. The fire you light in this stove is smokeless, that means, no more burning eyes while you’re cooking. You can cook your food as well as boil water, as the stove turns natural fuel into electricity in just a couple of minutes. It’s one of the best ecofriendly tents and camping gear you can invest in.
5. TETON Sports Oasis 1100 hydration pack
Transform your entire outdoor gear into ecofriendly outdoor gear. This backpack is stylish as well as sustainable. It’s a hydration backpack which has a 2 liter reservoir of water made of plastic which is BPA free. It’s basically a water bottle which has compartments to store your keys, wallet, and other small items. The straps tie the pack to your body easily and the straws stay close to your mouth so that you can drink water without a hassle.
6. MEC Equatorial sleeping bag
This green sleeping bag will let you slumber peacefully at night. You’ll be able to rest better knowing you have done your best for the environment, including buying green camping gear and equipments. The MEC sleeping bag has been designed for both cool and warm nights. You can flip the insulation depending on your needs. It is made out of recycled material, which is also bluesign approved.
7. Eton Rugged speaker
Out there in the wild, you may like to listen to some of your favorite tunes. It can be connected wirelessly to your Bluetooth enabled devices. The solar powered speaker can charge your smartphone too, while playing tunes from it. The battery of this speaker lasts indefinitely when you’re in direct sunlight and lasts for 8 hours if you’re in the shade or at night.
8. REI Cookware
The best and safest cooking utensils are made from titanium, according to experts. This is because it is not composed of nickel. As a result, there is no danger of this toxic metal leaching into food, and food does not react with it either. Check out the REI titanium cookware which is one of the greenest outdoor cookware you can find.
9. REI utensils and dinnerware
The utensils and dinnerware from REI is recyclable and reusable. You can choose ecofriendly utensils like these to avoid throwing them away after just one camping trip.
10. Columbia Eat n’Tool
This tool has a spoon, fork, bottle opener, 3 hex wrenches, and a carabiner, which makes it perfect as a reusable camping tool.
KleenKanteen is the choice of many as their favorite water bottle. You can use it for your camping trips to keep your beverage/water cold or hot. Another choice is Nalgene’s BPA free bottle which has multiple uses – you can use it to store food too.
Choose sunscreens which are paraben and chemical free, and have not been tested on animals. The Honest sunscreen with SPF 50 is dye free, fragrance free, and hypoallergenic, which is a good choice. There are many organic, herbal sunscreens you can choose from as well.
13. Insect repellent from Bubble & Bee
It’s DEET free, organic, and uses essentials oils to keep those pesky mosquitoes away. Its EPA approved so you can buy this product for yourself and your family.
Your camping trip will restore calm and peace to you, helping you to go back to your daily life with new energy. Choosing ecofriendly camping gear will ensure that you do not spoil the natural beauty of the site you visited, keeping it as pure and clean as when you arrived.