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Leave No Trace: Essentials for a Nature Friendly Camping

The best time to camp around Australia is between October and April. The weather is just perfect, and the beauty of nature is thoroughly enjoyed. Pookipoiga recommends a list of practical and earth-conscious items that you should carry for a green camping experience and a sustainable connection with nature.


enamel mug


Reusable Cups – For those cold days or nights in the wild, warm up by having hot coffee in Earth Bottle’s Reusable Coffee Cup. Made of 18/8 stainless steel, these guys are capable of keeping your hot beverage warmer for a long time. Whereas, if you want to retain your sense of style while being socially responsible and environmentally friendly, sip your drink in KeepCup’s Changemakers, which facilitates reuse with a press-on lid. On the other hand, for those who want to warm up around the campfire, pour your drink in Gentlemen’s Hardware’s sturdy and lightweight Enamel Mug.

Multifunctional Non-Disposable Bottles– With the design of a deep forest that camouflages with your out in the wild involvement, Earth Bottle Forest Green is a sustainable double insulated stainless steel bottle that keeps water cold for up to 24 hours and liquids warm for up to 12 hours. Another option is the Plunge Filter Water Bottle from 321 Water. A handy one in case you run out of water and only have other non-filtered water sources to depend on. Absorbing impurities from potable tap water such as odors, tastes, organic compounds, and residual chlorine, this multifunctional bottle is has a filter tablet that lasts around 125 refills. 

Flasks- When heading out on an adventure, pour your favourite warm drink into the sleek stainless steel Gentlemen’s Hardware’s Hip Flask. For beautiful hot tea on the go, Place your loose leaf tea inside the Earth Bottle Tea Bottle, fill it with hot water, and strain!
Accompany the Hydro Flask if you feel like cooling yourself now and then. This standard mouth bottle uses TempShield™ insulation eliminates condensation and keeps beverages cold up to 24 hours and hot up to 12 hours. Cold drinks stay icy cold, and hot drinks stay piping hot so you can remain refreshed for any adventure. Similarly, the lightweight Insulated Drink Flask from Seed and Sprout Co., featuring a minimal design is another option to have hot or cold drinks while you’re on the hike.  

Cutlery - Mieco Cutlery Set from Aroha Earth is the ideal choice for outdoor camping and adventures. This reusable bamboo cutlery which includes a knife, fork, spoon, and straw plus a HEMP SISAL cleaning brush for the straws set in a cotton wrap case, takes up minimum space and is the best alternative to plastic.

Food Wraps and Jars – It’s always a good idea to carry some food while camping to keep yourself energized now and then. Instead of storing your food in plastic, choose eco-friendly alternatives such as the Leak Proof Eco Food Jars from Seed and Sprout Co. These three versatile stainless steel jars can store wet, dry, cold, or hot food. Drop the fruits and vegetables in Reusable Produce Bags from Ever Eco or Green Sacks - made from premium and unbleached GOTS certified organic cotton. And wrap your favourite sandwich in Beeswax Wraps, which are washable and reusable. 



Paper backpack


Function and practicality are the priority when it comes to the choice of bags to carry while you’re on an adventure. Go hassle-free with The Wren Design Backpack - made from recycled paper and coated to be water-resistant is classic, stylish and practical. If you are looking for something more contemporary, carry the Foldaway Backpack from Gentlemen’s Hardware. Compact, durable, water-resistant, and lightweight, this one is ideal for hikes and short escapades.

Just like bags, tools are also a fundamental part of your exciting outdoor activity. Designed for camping trips and forays into outdoor survival, Gentlemen’s Hardware’s Wilderness Multi-Tool is an essential bit of kit for explorers and wanderers. These stainless steel tools include a knife blade, a saw, a tin/bottle opener, a corkscrew, a flat head screwdriver, a Philips screwdriver, and a removable flint rod. For something even more compact that can be attached to your bag or belt, the Backpack Multi-Tool comes in handy with a four-piece multi-tool include an LED flashlight. For the on-the-go enthusiast, the Survival Kit comes with a multi-tool with flashlight, 9-in 1 credit card tool, and carabiner is the perfect accessory for immediate needs.


camp cookbook


Cook outside while connecting with nature. The New Camp Cookbook from Hardie Grant Books gives tips on organization and cooking techniques with recipes from camping favourites to feasts. Likewise, The Campout Cookbook from Harper Collins compliments the magic of gathering around a campfire and sharing a meal with friends. This book includes more than 75 recipes, ranging from fire-skillet pizzas to cocktails. And if you are looking for an all-vegetarian treat during your endeavour with nature, then the Vegetarian Heartland from United Book Distributors should be your go-getter.


herbal soap bars


To keep the campground clear of harmful chemicals, ones found mostly in regular toiletries, start using biodegradable ones that leave the spot as you found them!

A pioneer in natural herbal products supporting the environment, Thurlby Herb Farm’s products is must-haves. With Go Wild Moisturising SoapGo Wild Clothing Protector, and Laundry Bar, these are the perfect inclusion for bathing and laundry on the go while traveling. Likewise, if you want relaxation after your action-packed day, then the Mini Salt Scrubs from Summer Salt Body is the one. Protect yourself from the sun by applying the SPF50 + Facial Sunscreen from Hunter Lab. A travel-friendly, light, and non-greasy facial sunscreen crafted with naturally derived ingredients. For those long and sweaty hikes, go odor-free with Valor Pit Stop Deodorant. Lasting for the whole day, this deodorant paste that is non-toxic with no traces of aluminum only requires you to massage a pea-sized amount into your armpit for a soft and sweet smell. 


campfire games


A campfire without games is just plain dull. Laugh, have fun, relax and reconnect with people under the stars with interactive games such as Campfire GamesCampfire Poker Set is Campfire Survival Cards from Gentlemen’s Hardware. Comprising all weatherproof cards and Stowed in a compact, transportable tin with full instructions, these three sets make a great addition to any camping or outdoor adventure. Other thought-provoking games to carry are Ridley’s General Knowledge Quiz or Brain Teasers Quiz. That is if you are looking to expand your mind and test your wisdom on the go!

So enjoy your camping experience while considering the planet’s health because the small changes you make can eventually make a big difference for future generations!