5 Items for More Sustainable Camping
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.