Essentially Eco

The Biolite Camp Stove

January 10, 2016

The Biolite Camp Stove

January 10, 2016

Camping gear has embraced the need for a greener lifestyle and energy efficient products in the camping world have been on the rise. Campfires are an essential part of the camping experience but the materials used to build one can leave a lot to be desired. If you are looking for a cleaner way to enjoy a campfire that uses renewable resources and creates its own energy, the Biolite Camp Stove might be the solution you’ve been looking for.
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More Tips For Eco-Friendly Camping

December 10, 2015

More Tips For Eco-Friendly Camping

December 10, 2015

Campers tend to have an immense appreciation for the land they are momentarily inhabiting. They crave the opportunity to connect with nature but once they leave, it is their intention to leave the land in the same state they found it. Of course there are tents and sleeping bags made from recycled materials but the reputable source Treehugger has compiled not only eco-friendly gear options but tips on how to leave your campsite undisturbed.
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Repurpose Compostable Products

October 27, 2015

Repurpose Compostable Products

October 27, 2015

We have discussed the benefit of compostable camping products on our blog before (see our compostable vs. biodegradable post) but we wanted to take the time to highlight a new line of products that allows campers to respect the land, save on clean-up time, and not break the bank while doing it.
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Creative Camping Lifehacks

September 14, 2015

Creative Camping Lifehacks

September 14, 2015

As we begin to pack for our camping trips, we sometimes realize that we are packing almost everything we own. Not only can over packing make it harder to relax but the more we bring, the greater chance we have of disturbing the beautiful environment we are visiting. The Highway West Vacations team set out to find information about ways to simplify camping and of course Lifehack has created a list of camping tips that will help you save time, money, and the environment. Here are some creative camping life hacks!
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DIY Eco-Friendly Liquid Soap

July 13, 2015

DIY Eco-Friendly Liquid Soap

July 13, 2015

Campers usually don’t mind getting some dirt under their nails during an outdoor adventure but many of us don’t mind having the luxury of being able to wash up here and there while sleeping beneath the stars. This can prove to be increasingly difficult for those who don’t want to use soaps that may be harmful to the land.
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6 Considerations for Eco-Friendly Glamping

January 20, 2015

6 Considerations for Eco-Friendly Glamping

January 20, 2015

"Take only pictures, leave only footprints.”Eco-friendly camping is easier said than done. One must prepare in advance by learning and understanding the rules and regulations of the areas you visit. Include research on weather and the most common emergencies in the area to purchase the right gear. Below are six more tips for environmentally-friendly camping:
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Building Safe and Eco-Friendly Campfires

December 23, 2014

Building Safe and Eco-Friendly Campfires

December 23, 2014

Classic camping activities include marshmallows and ghost stories. But in 2015, we need to work together to ensure safe and eco-friendly fires. Campfires can cause long-lasting impacts to natural environments.
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