Tips for a sustainable outdoor trip: How to camp sustainably
Tips for a sustainable outdoor trip: How to camp sustainably.
12th August, 2021
Armed with a backpacking tent and the best hiking gear in Australia, it’s easy to enjoy the great outdoors, feeling connected to something far bigger than ourselves. As we exist closer to nature, seeing how we directly impact the environment becomes starkly clear.
To leave the environment better than we found it, here are some tips to follow for all your future camping trips.
One of the best things about camping is that it encourages you to do more with less. So if you’re considering whether you need to pack that extra pair of shoes, chances are that you’ll probably be fine without them. Pack only the essentials. Packing light also means your car will require less effort to transport the weight, so you can also save on petrol.
Plan your meals
When it comes to meals during your camping trip, careful planning helps. Know beforehand what kind of meals you’re going to cook so you can avoid food waste. Investing in reusable tupperware is a fantastic way to store your food while also minimising your plastic usage. On top of being more sustainable, planning your meals is also healthier!
Bring reusable dishes
Don’t cut corners by packing disposable dishes and utensils when you’re heading out on an adventure. Put in that little extra effort to use reusable dishes- this will go a long way in reducing your environmental impact. Think of it as a way to save money too as you won’t have to buy new plates and cutlery the next time you go camping. We also think that meals taste better this way!
Mind your waste
It’s so important to leave the environment exactly as you found it when it comes time to leave. Bring some rubbish bags to clear out cans, fruit peels and anything else you bring with you. Make sure all rubbish is properly dealt with and disposed of in the correct way, including recycling and composting your waste where appropriate
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