These items prove that convenience and environmental consciousness are not mutually exclusive. They’ll amplify your outdoor experience and help you leave next to nothing behind—preserving campgrounds for years to come.
Camping is a chance to get away from it all—but it’s still frustrating when your phone dies on the trail. In comes the BioLite CampStove. Build a small wood fire in its interior using pinecones, twigs, and sticks, plug in your device, and a small chirp will let you know when it’s charging. The stove can also be bundled with a grill and kettle attachment to boil water or cook. Best of all, it requires 50 percent less fuel than a conventional fire and reduces carbon emissions by up to 90 percent.
Made in the USA with 100 percent post-consumer fibre paper, the Eco-amp is a lightweight and eco-friendly mini speaker that can be attached to your mobile device. It doesn’t require any electricity and can be assembled (and disassembled) in a jiffy—making it the perfect accompaniment for your next campfire sing-a-long.
With Bakeys, you can have your cutlery—and eat it, too. The spoons come in three flavour profiles (plain, sweet, and savoury), but if you’re not in the mood for an after-dinner snack, simply throw them away and they’ll decompose within three days.
If you’re not keen on eating your forks, reusable cutlery is another option. Lightweight and durable, these utensils are made from bamboo, a sustainable natural resource. Each set comes in a colourful water-resistant holder, which is made of recycled plastic bottles.
This lightweight cooking pot will produce enough electricity to charge your phone in the same amount of time that it would take to charge in an outlet. You just hook your phone up to the pot whole your meal is cooking.
Although this cooking unit might be a bit on the bulky side to carry backcountry, it’s perfect for family campgrounds. Using only solar power, the cooker harnesses the sun’s rays and within 10 minutes it will heat up enough to allow you to grill burgers with ease. With zero carbon emissions, the product is also 100 percent recyclable.
The titles “camping enthusiast” and “coffee snob” don’t have to be mutually exclusive. With this portable espresso machine, you can brew high-quality espresso from anywhere, without electricity, batteries, or gas propellant cartridges. Boil water, pour it in, and the Nomad will create the optimal brewing pressure for perfect shots of espresso.
More than just a hammock, these suspended tents can house multiple people, while preventing ecological impact on the surrounding forest floor. For every tent purchased, Tentstile also plants three trees in partnership with WeForest.
Created for use in developing countries, this fridge keeps food cool and fresh when you’re off the grid. Designed by engineering students from the University of Calgary in 2015, the award-winning fridge was inspired by cooling elements found in nature. However, until the invention is available on the market, you can also build your own electricity-free fridge using damp sand and ceramic pots.