bambu® is celebrating National Wilderness Month! Explore our eco-friendly tips for your next camping trip, and a list of eco-friendly camping gear you need for your next adventure.
About National Wilderness Month
September is National Wilderness Month. This month celebrates “wilderness” or land untampered and inhibited by humanity, where nature takes its course. According to the US Department of the Interior, “There are more than 680 wilderness areas -- protecting over 106 million acres in 44 states.” While National Wilderness Month might be a US holiday, many countries proactively protect wilderness areas and promote conservation. And we’re all for that!
Enjoying the Great Outdoors: Eco-Friendly Camping Tips
One of the best things about a camping trip is feeling like you’re alone with nature, you’re exploring the unexplored. Keep the wilderness just that by following a few simple eco-friendly tips for minimizing the impact of your next camping adventure on the environment around you:
- Reuse an existing campsite or choose a clearing where you do not have to remove anything from the natural environment.
- Pack out everything you brought with you and only leave compostable materials behind. Pro Tip: by mainly packing biodegradable supplies you’ll run less of a risk of leaving trash behind you.
- Avoid using bodies of water for your dishwashing or bathing needs, any chemicals or additives can contaminate the water.
Want to go above-and-beyond? You can even volunteer on your next trip to help preserve the wilderness. Or explore all seven “Leave No Trace” Principles", best summarized by our partner REI in their article:
- Plan ahead and prepare
- Travel and camp on durable surfaces
- Dispose of waste properly
- Leave what you find
- Minimize campfire impacts (be careful with fire)
- Respect wildlife
- Be considerate of other visitors
Top Eco-friendly Camping Gear
This year we’ve compiled a list of our must-have eco-friendly camping gear for your next camping adventure:
Camping Kitchen Supplies: Lightweight and compact cooking utensils, from the Spoontula multi-purpose cooking utensil, to Mini Basics for every cooking need.
Biodegradeable Plates and Utensils: Grubware® is our line of compostable plates and utensils, perfect for a single use or to reuse a few times while you’re on your trip.
> Pro Tip: When you’re packing out, leave these behind either by burning or burying and they will compost in 4-6 weeks.
Cork Adjust-A-Bowls: These soft, adjustable bowls are made of a natural cork material. Perfect for using.
Solar Puff Lantern: The SolIght® is the original is the best one out there. A higher grade casing that is approved for recycling. is solar powered outdoor light is compact, lightweight and has three light settings.
Good To-Go® Provisions: What’s a camping trip without the food? Try out these dehydrated meals for a low impact dinner or lunch on-the-go.
All of the eco-friendly camping products above help to make sure that your trip has a minimal impact on the wilderness around you to preserve the environment for future generations. In addition to owning and using these products, your purchase makes an impact. bambu® donates 1% for the Planet. Learn more about our sustainable business practices.
Benefits of bambu® Camping Supplies:
From size to functionality, bambu® eco-friendly camping products are designed with the outdoors in mind. Explore our full line of bambu® Outdoor products and have fun on your next camping trip!