Camping is one of our favourite activities when we are wanting to unwind and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. It allows you to discover new places, keep yourself active, improve your mood, and it boosts your well-being too. But it is also really important when you are spending time in the great outdoors to be mindful of leaving as little impact on the environment as possible, so we can continue enjoying our beautiful landscapes. Here are some simple hacks for sustainable camping.
Plan your meals in advance & use containers instead of plastic.
Planning meals is one of the best ways to minimise waste on your camping trip. This is because by knowing exactly what you’ll be cooking and eating, you can prevent packing your car full of extra food that could perish and be wasted. Planning your meals also means that you can choose healthier ingredients. Don’t forget to pack your meals in reusable containers instead of plastic to also reduce rubbish at the campsite.
Carpool to minimise your carbon footprint
Carpooling is a sustainable and environmentally-friendly way to travel as it reduces carbon footprint, and minimises air pollution and traffic congestion as you travel in fewer vehicles. Also, carpooling is a great way to make memories by bonding with your friends and family. To make the time go quicker, you can play road trip games and listen to music or podcasts.
Take your rubbish with you!
As the saying goes, leave your environment exactly as you found it. Think of the environment and the wildlife that will be impacted if you don’t take care to clean up after yourself. Make it a non negotiable to bring rubbish bags to take any waste with you.
Investing in quality camping gear and cookware will enhance your life in the great outdoors and give you more peace of mind. Consider getting lightweight and compact portable gas BBQs for cooking and the best quality, durable camping gear for a fantastic trip! By purchasing quality, you’re also minimising your product turnover and therefore the waste that comes with replacing your equipment frequently.
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