Are you an outdoor enthusiast who loves spending time in nature? If so, you probably enjoy camping. Camping is a great way to unwind, unplug, and connect with the great outdoors. But as we become more aware of the impact our actions have on the environment, it’s important to think about ways we can reduce our carbon footprint and enjoy the great outdoors in a sustainable way. We’ve created some helpful eco friendly camping tips that should help you get back to nature without taking away from it.
Eco-friendly camping involves taking steps to minimise the impact of your camping trip on the environment. Here are some tips for a sustainable camping adventure:
Choose Eco-Friendly Gear
When it comes to camping gear, choose products that are made from sustainable materials and have a minimal impact on the environment. Look for gear, blankets and even crockery made from natural fibers like cotton, hemp, or bamboo.
Use Renewable Energy
When camping, it’s important to have a source of power to charge your devices and provide light. Instead of relying on gas-powered generators, consider using solar-powered chargers and lights. Solar power is a clean and renewable source of energy that can help reduce your carbon footprint. Many campervans, like the Pioneer II come fitted with solar panels that charge onboard battery storage, which you can then use to charge your devices.
Reduce Your Waste
One of the biggest environmental impacts of camping is the waste generated. To minimise your impact, bring reusable plates, cups, and utensils instead of disposable ones. Pack out all of your rubbish and make sure to dispose of it properly. If you’re camping in an area without rubbish bins, bring a small bag bag and take your refuse with you when you leave. Our eco campers have onboard storage for water waste that makes it easier to drain at suitable disposable points across many campervan sites, UK wide.
Practice Leave No Trace
When camping, it’s important to leave the campsite in the same condition you found it in. This means packing out all of your rubbish, not damaging trees or vegetation, and not leaving any food scraps behind. Follow the principles of Leave No Trace to minimise your impact on the environment.
When walking and camping, it’s important to respect the wildlife and farm animals that call the area home. If camping, you shouldn’t set-up a tent where there is livestock and you should keep a safe distance from animals, and don’t feed them.
Using a traditional Campervan after following all of the above steps would feel a bit counterproductive. By embarking on your adventure in a CampervanCo hybrid or electric Campervan, you can be sure that your effects on the environment are minimal while enjoying your travels.
Eco-friendly camping is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors while minimising your impact on the environment. Pack your bags, hit the hills or roads, and enjoy all that nature has to offer, without making a damaging impact. Do you have anymore eco friendly camping tips that you could share? Share them on social media with the tag #EcoCamping or #LeaveNoTrace to help the community.