Looking for the best ethical outdoor gear? Here are some of my favourites.
I may or may not have mentioned it a few times, but I have outdoor adventuring on my mind this summer. It’s been a tough few months, in more ways than one, for us. As such, the thought of kicking back outside in the sunshine without a care in the world is very very appealing.
Of course, you don’t need much. Or rather, you don’t need anything, for outdoor adventuring. You know, save for yourself and some wide-eyed enthusiasm, and maybe a fully charged phone just in case. However, there are some things that might be nice to have or might just be downright useful to have. Here are my ethical outdoor gear favourites.
Guide to Ethical Outdoor Gear
A handy tote bag from Millican, made from recycled polyester, that converts to a rucksack at the tug of a strap for however the day’s adventuring pans out. Do check out my guide to ethical backpacks for more inspiration.
Wood Powered Stove
Ditch the fossil fuel powered stoves. Instead try a portable wood powered rocket stove for making cups of tea, or scran, out in the wild. I can’t be without my plastic-free tea, not even in the woods. I have to confess, I am lusting after one of these bad boys so badly.
Speaking of tea, a handy flask to store said tea in. Let it be said, I take my tea very seriously, especially so when partaking in outdoor adventures. Or, if you don’t like tea (who even are you?!), then you could just fill it with ice-cold water (also refreshing when outdoor adventuring).
An eco-friendly sunscreen*, because sunburn isn’t cool. And because I burn at even a hint of a ray of sun cracking through the clouds. Check out my guide to eco-friendly sunscreen for more suggestions.
Depending on the type of outdoor activities, then you may need sandals. Vegan ones at that. I really rate Birkenstocks because my pair are 12 years old and still going strong. I dare you to find a more durable pair of sandals. Bonus points for being made of super sustainable cork.
A t-shirt with a pro-environmental slogan*, to help spread the word.
Finally, a plastic-free lunchbox for storing those all-important energy-giving snacks. I confess, mine often contains Jaffa Cakes…! However, do check out my guide to plastic-free snacks for more eco-friendly snack inspiration.
Where do you like to go on your outdoor adventures? I have to say, I’m a big fan of Aviemore. And any ethical outdoor gear you’d like to share with me? As I come across more, I’ll update this article.