Camping has become an increasingly popular way to vacation in recent years. More and more travelers are discovering the wonderful benefits of traveling by RV, staying at various campsites, and spending time with friends and family along the way. However, it is always important to remember that the biggest benefit of camping is the opportunity to experience nature in a way that you wouldn’t normally. In that vein, our team at Unlimited RV has put together a list of eco-friendly camping tips for your next camping trip so we can all enjoy nature for years to come.
1. Keep It Simple
In the camping world, there is a lot of hype around gadgets that are supposed to make camping easier for you. This is especially true if you are new to the camping world. However, our service experts always recommend carefully choosing items that will be used frequently and have multiple uses. This way, you have less to pack, less to keep track of, and more time to enjoy the ride. We also recommend buying used gear or renting when possible. Not only will this save you money, but you will also lower your impact on the environment by creating less waste.
2. Go Natural
Next, we urge you to consider the types of products you’ll be using as you camp. Some common essentials include soap, sunscreen, bug repellent, and lotions. You’ve likely thought about how these products will affect your body, but have you considered their impact on the environment? In general, you want to stay away from water-soluble products as they are likely to rinse off of your body and pollute the lakes or rivers around you. Instead, research products that will protect your skin from the sun and bugs but will not harm the environment. The same is true for your toothpaste and soap. These may seem like small changes, but Mother Nature will thank you for your efforts.
3. Stay on the Path
Finally, when choosing your campsite and exploring, it is very important to stay in the designated areas to avoid harming the wildlife. While “off-roading” may sound like a fun idea, you may inadvertently disturb the plants and animals that are trying to build a life there. This is especially true in the spring when birds, animals, and plants are just beginning to nest and grow. Let the local flora and fauna thrive!
Ready to start planning your next eco-friendly camping trip? Start by browsing the new and used RVs for sale at Unlimited RV in Hartford, Connecticut. We have a wide variety that will be sure to fit your needs and a top-notch service team to keep you up and running! Contact us today at (203) 527-7026 or request a quote online.