Sustainability is something that’s been on my mind lately. I’m always looking for ways to reduce my impact. Here’s what I’ve currently got on rotation for a more sustainable camp experience.
These food-grade silicone ziplock baggies are a life saver. I use them for everything. Snacking, freezing, boiling, everything. They come in three different sizes—half gallon, sandwich and snack—and a multitude of fun colors. They’re freezer safe, microwave safe and dishwasher safe.
Stasher bags range from $10-25, depending on size.
Ecolunch Box Seal Cups
These Ecolunch boxes are super convenient for carrying items that can’t be crushed like berries. I also love using them for overnight oats for those mornings where I don’t want to fire up the stove. These seal cups are plastic-free and leak proof.
Buy the trio for $30.
Everyone raves about the Beeswax wraps but I cannot, for the life of me, get them to work. My palms don’t get hot enough or something. With UniLid, I’m able to store all my food in whatever containers I have available. No saran wrap needed.The lids stretch to snugly fit. I backed them on Kickstarter and it was well worth the wait!
Buy through UniLid.
Togo Ware Bamboo Utensil Sets
These To-Go Ware bamboo utensil sets are light and tuck easily into your purse or pack or camp kit. I bring them everywhere with me. They come in a little container so all your utensils are always together.
At $13 they can be easily replaced if lost. A family pack version is available for $59.
Runner up: Snow Peak titanium spork, $10.
EcoVessel Boulder Bottle
There’s no reason to be using single use plastic bottles anymore. I know, I know, everyone and their mom makes a reusable water bottle these days. BUT the EcoVessel is awesome. It comes with a strainer for tea or bougie infused waters. The lid opens two ways for a tiny bit or a whole lot of liquid. Lastly, the lid actually covers the drinking area so you’re not putting your mouth over whatever nastiness may have touched your bottle. Bonus: this actually kept my kombucha cold while I was out in the backcountry for three days. It was a treat to come back to cold kombucha at the trailhead.
Buy the 32 oz. Boulder for $33.
Runner up: Bindle bottle, because you can store snacks. $37.