Eco-Friendly Camping Tips

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We, like many others, are looking forward to escaping to the great outdoors this summer. When we read these green camping tips in Canadian Living, we were reminded to tread lightly upon the beautiful places we visit on camping trips. Read our favorite tips and follow through to the original article after the jump…

Bring reusables. Washable camping dishes, cutlery and food-storage containers are always preferable to disposables, as they eliminate a ton of waste. Check your local camping store or Mountain Equipment Coop’s for easy-to-tote lightweight, collapsible and nesting products. They take up little room in your pack.

Set up tents in designated areas. Don’t go all Man vs. Wild and pick a sheltering spot at random. Vegetation is damaged when we set up camp overtop, and many native plant species take years to grow. Keep this in mind when choosing a place to set up camp.

See more good tips in How To Be a Green Camper from Canadian Living.

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