Camping is a great way to spend time with and connect with family in the great outdoors. It can quickly become expensive and really increase your carbon footprint if you don’t know how to be green and clean about it!
Pack in Advance
Pack all of the things you’ll need for camping in advance. This can reduce the number of trips you have to take to the store or even to the camp store. It can also save you a lot of money as things tend to be more expensive at camp stores. By knowing what you need in advance, you can better prepare for the perfect camping trip.
Try Some Solar Power
One of the easiest ways to go green and stay off the grid while you’re camping is trying out solar power. There are some RV solar panel kits that allow you to hook them right up to your rv! With solar power, you don’t even have to worry about finding electric as long as you have enough sun to harvest the energy.
Don’t Do Disposables
It might be easy to get caught up in the paper plate, napkin and cutlery when you’re camping, but try to avoid it. Pack non-disposables for eating and make sure you clean them after every meal. You should only need a few dishes and a few pieces of cutlery to make sure you don’t have to use disposables.
Pack In, Pack Out
Everything that you take camping with you, take back home. Don’t leave anything. Even if you’re in a campground, it might be a good idea to go zero-waste during your camping trip. It can save you the hassle of trying to get rid of things before you leave. There are many ways you can reduce your footprint while you’re camping but consider using reusable everything during your trip!
Make Camping Fun Again
No matter how much you focus on being green and staying clean on your camping trip, you should always focus on how you can have fun. Camping is supposed to be a time to connect with family and enjoy each other again without the hustle and bustle that comes with most lives. Make your camping trip a fun one and the rest will follow.
Make sure you focus on staying green while you’re camping. It’s important to do this so you can make sure your camping trip doesn’t cause problems.
About the Author:
Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. She went to college at The Ohio State University where she studied communications. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and long walks in the park with her 3-year-old husky Snowball. Twitter: @LizzieWeakley Facebook: facebook.com/lizzie.weakley