Getting outside and on the road usually lightens the camping load. Whether you embrace #vanlife full time or you’re a weekend warrior, it’s important to choose products that have less of an impact on our environment. Check out these eco-friendly products that you can easily throw in the van, and be on your way!
Yes, we’re biased, but creating your own power is efficient and can provide enough juice to last you a week off the grid. If you live in a van, you can install panels to the roof of your vehicle, however, this means you’ll always have to park in the sun to make sure your panels are soaking in some rays. Another option is portable panels that you simply take out at each spot and adjust as needed. Don’t live in a van? Not a problem. There are smaller solar products like our solar backpack and the E.FLEX10 solar panel that make it super easy to recharge while on the move.
If you live in a van, you drink a lot of water from various sources, and much of that water can be heavily chlorinated. A filtered water bottle is a great way to filter your water as you drink it, and a reusable water bottle decreases waste on the road.
This enables you to eat out of the same pot you used to cook your meal—saving water and reducing clean-up time. Titanium cookware is great for both van-life and backpacking as it is lightweight, durable, and packable.
Bamboo is an eco-friendly material that is incredibly lightweight. Like titanium cookware, bamboo utensils are great for backpacking but can also be used by van-lifers. They are extremely strong and durable, so they should last a long time.