A great way to reduce your air miles is to enjoy your local environment and go camping. Camping is hugely popular, and it’s a great way to appreciate nature, have a fun holiday and spend time with your family. To ensure your camping trip is as eco-friendly as possible, here are a collection of green camping gadgets to peruse.
If you’re away from home, you still need to stay clean, so how about an eco-friendly solar shower?
You fill up the bag with up clean water, and then the sun’s energy will heat up the water thanks to the black colouring of the bag. No fossil fuels, fires or electricity is needed! The shower bag itself is also eco-friendly, because it contains no harmful chemicals.
A conventional domestic toilet uses a great deal of water, but if you’re out camping, you might have a chemical toilet, or perhaps a cosy spot behind a tree! Thanks to a novel use of cardboard, you can use a sh*tbox.
It’s basically a biodegradable toilet where you bury the inner bags in the soil. Over a few days, your waste will breakdown naturally without the need for water or chemicals.
You’ve got to drink, and water is pretty good quality in most western countries. However, if you’re travelling in the middle of nowhere, you won’t have the luxury of fresh clean running water. A clever invention called the SteriPEN allows you to purify your water in remote locations. The SteriPEN uses shortwave ultraviolet light which damages the DNA of bacteria, viruses and protozoa, rendering them harmless. It takes less than a minute to sterilise half a litre of water, and a single charge of batteries can sterilise over 100 litres!