Sustainable Camping Practices
There’s almost always room for improvement when it comes to sustainability. It can be overwhelming to consider the possible eco-friendly swaps, but these simple practices make all the difference!
BEFORE YOU GO:
ASSESS YOUR GEAR
There’s nothing wrong with a little spring cleaning and maintenance. Before you hit the road for your first trip of the season, pull your gear out of storage and take stock of each item. This practice has several benefits. First, it allows you to avoid duplicating items because something was presumed lost, when in fact it was forgotten in a pocket or at the bottom of a bin. You can also see what practical items do need to be replaced. Lastly, by reviewing all your gear, you can determine what needs a bit of repair. Looking for a replacement part, Head over to Camping Accessories Collection to view!
PLAN YOUR SNACKS & MEALS
Reduce your single-use plastic consumption by preparing meals and snacks ahead of time. Store ingredients in reusable containers and consider making your own snacks to avoid plastic packaging.
SHARE YOUR RIDE
If space allows, consider carpooling with your camp companions. You’ll save on emissions and get some extra time to plan your activities. If you’re planning an ultralight excursion, consider bikepacking or cycling to the trailhead to reduce your time in a car.
WHEN YOU GET THERE:
Use eco-friendly suds for all your washing, whether you’re cleaning dishes or yourself. Don’t forget about toothpaste and sunscreen either! Help keep water systems free of any unnatural chemicals or ingredients.
AVOID PLASTIC BOTTLES
Bring along your favorite reusable water bottle, and skip the disposable plastic. Our go-tos are the T-Single Cup and the Insulated Steel Bottle in 320z. Bring a large water coolers to refill throughout your trip.
PRACTICE FIRE SAFETY
Only burn in designated areas, and always check burning restrictions before you go! Never leave your fire unattended and keep water nearby just in case. Bring your own wood and don’t forage from nearby trees or logs, as you may inadvertently be disrupting a habitat.
LEAVE IT BETTER
Pack up your garbage, recycling and any food remnants from your site. Before you go, spend a bit of time hunting for other garbage to leave a pristine campground behind.