If you’re into sustainable living, you’re probably into the great outdoors. Whether that’s hiking, kayaking or snorkeling, nothing makes you feel closer to Mother Nature than being in her presence.
Camping presents a unique opportunity to connect with nature like no other. From pitching a tent and building a campfire to indulging in toasted marshmallows and sleeping under the stars, there’s no denying that camping allows you to immerse yourself in nature.
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 compiled this list of products to pack for a more sustainable outdoor adventure.
What is Sustainable Camping?
Sustainable camping is when you make an effort to reduce your environmental footprint while camping. This can be done in many ways, from using energy-efficient electrical appliances, to solar-powered generators, to utilizing more reusables over single-use plastic.
The ultimate goal is to strive to Leave No Trace and help reduce the impact you have on native wildlife and ecosystems.
7 Eco-Friendly Camping Gear
The North Face Tent
Simple, straightforward and sustainable, the durable Eco Trail tent from The North Face is made with 100% recycled materials. The recycled polyester rainfly keeps you dry, and the recycled floor and canopy are built for durability.
NEMO Sleeping Bag
You're not going to be sleeping on a comfortable, plush mattress when you’re out in the wild. But 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.
When camping, you're going to need a bag that can do it all. This Patagonia backpack 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.
MSR Camp Kitchen & Utensils
Tools to cook are a key part of your eco-friendly camping essentials.
From utensils, knives and cups, to coffee filters, backpacking stoves and water filtration systems, the MSR Kitchen Set is made using 100% BPA-free materials, including recyclable aluminum, lightweight titanium and durable stainless steel.
Stojo Collapsable To-Go Bowl
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.
NAYAD Roamer Water Bottle
Plastic-free water bottles are a necessity, for life in general, but especially out camping.
The double insulated Roamer Bottle is made with BPA-free 18/8 stainless steel to ensure durability and no flavor transfer. The exterior is mindfully powder-coated for no slip and is chip-resistant. This reusable water bottle keeps cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot for up to 20 hours.
Anker Solar Panel Charger
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.
With this foldable solar-powered portable charger, 100W solar panel converts an impressive 23% of sunlight into solar energy. So you'll always have free, limitless and sustainable power wherever you go.