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Sustainability: Best Practices Off The Beaten Path

Updated: Sep 15

You’re probably a lot like us. You care about the environment and appreciate its beauty, which is why you seek out nature every chance you get. And like us, you understand that campers have a responsibility to use sustainable practices when taking Campinawe off the beaten path.


We’ve put together a few reminders to consider before heading out on your next boondocking adventure.



LEAVE NO TRACE

We’ve all seen first-hand what it looks like to discover a campsite that wasn’t cared for by the last users. Trash, toilet paper, and trampled vegetation equate to bad campground etiquette. Eco-friendly campers pack out what they bring in.


The “carry in, carry out” rule applies and Campinawe makes it easy because of its onboard water system, portable toilet, and kitchen setup. Efficiency is key when camping sustainably. Avoid using single-use dishes or cups, minimize trash, and reduce food waste by meal planning. Taking these actions reduces your temptation to leave behind trash or illegally dump grey water that contaminates the natural world.


Everyone loves a crackling campfire. If you choose to build one, prevent a wildfire by managing it’s size within a pre-existing campfire ring. Keep flames away from low-hanging branches, leaves, nearby gear, and properly distinguish any fire you start. Of course, never burn campsite trash or plastics which release toxic gases.


BE MINDFUL OF THE JOURNEY

The beauty of owning a Campinawe is that you can tow it wherever your heart desires thanks to its durability and 18” ground clearance. Yet it’s imperative that campers only drive where they’re allowed, especially on federally protected lands. You can still go where you want to go while being mindful of how you get there and where you park.


For example, creating ruts in the soil adjacent to a lake can accelerate erosion which should be avoided. It’s best to reduce your impact during the trek by traveling during dry weather days and selecting a location that causes the least amount of harm. Additionally, you should check brake lines and engines for potential leaks to prevent mechanical pollution.


Do you love where your Campinawe is parked? Stay at that location longer to conserve fuel. Another way to lessen your footprint once parked is to use bikes as an alternative mode of transportation for exploration.



CHOOSE A SUSTAINABLY DESIGNED CAMPER

The gear you use when camping makes a big difference when “going green.” We built Campinawe with sustainability in mind.


It is constructed using Indonesian hardwood sustainably harvested in line with the rigorous standards established by the Forest Stewardship Council. We use only non-gassing adhesives to prevent chemical pollution that can cause campers health issues. In addition, Campinawe’s rechargeable battery systems mean zero battery waste. And campers who prefer not to build a campfire have access to an efficient Kovea® cookstove.


IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO

If we want to guarantee that nature’s beauty is maintained for generations to come, it’s up to all of us to take care of the environment. At Campinawe, we pride ourselves on taking the necessary steps before, during, and after the journey to respect the environment. Learn more about how we create a safer camper and read our sustainability mission here.

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