Use sustainable equipment to really make your trip this summer
Making sure you’ve got the right equipment can make or break a camping or caravanning trip. It’s even better if your kit is environmentally friendly. Aussie founded company not only has everything you need to make your trip as comfortable as possible, but everything they sell is sustainable. Recycled Mats was launched in 2006 with a mission of reducing landfill by turning waste into other useful items. Since then, they’ve prevented over 275,000 kgs of plastic from going to landfill – and made a lot of people’s camping trips a lot more enjoyable too.
Here’s everything you need to make your holiday this year a success:
These are great for almost anything while you’re camping; use them to sit on if the ground is uneven or rough, to define a seating space outside your tent, to protect from damp ground and sharp sticks, or outside a tent to help keep dirt and sand away from your sleeping gear. They come in a range of sizes and shapes, are waterproof, UV treated, and comfortable to sit on. They’re quick to dry, so easy to pack up after a few minutes in the sun, and come with a free carry bag. Don’t go on a camping trip without one!
Whether your van is compact or huge, a mat is an essential piece of your caravanning kit. , are lightweight but sturdy, are waterproof and UV treated. They’re perfect for outside a caravan to stop muddy feet or sand going inside, on the floor as extra protection, or in a seating area. They’re easy to clean and quick to dry, and come in different colours, shapes and sizes. Every caravanner needs one.
There’s not much better than sitting around the fire toasting marshmallows. This is designed for people to take on the road, so it’s quick and easy to set up wherever you are – whether that’s in your own backyard, or far from home. It comes in a travel bag, and can be put together in minutes, so you can create light and warmth quickly, without having to rely on electricity.
Check out the range of fun, quirky, Australiana designs that bring more to your campsite than just warmth.
A doormat is a great idea when you’re camping or caravanning. These are made from recycled car tyres and PET plastics, and printed with eco-friendly techniques in Australia. They’re ideal to use inside a tent, on the floor of a caravan or at the door to stop people spreading mud or dirt. They even make great front door mats for your home too!
If you’re new to camping, it can be daunting to work out exactly what you need in your kit. These camping packs are tailored to suit your needs, so you’ll have all the essentials without having to shop around. The contains a that’s ethically crafted, waterproof and easy to clean. It also contains a which is designed to hold sand and dirt, these guys love dirt and practically suck it off your feet en route into your tent, saving you from those sleeping bags itches of mud and grass at the bottom of the bag! There’s also a a , and . It’s an easy, cost-effective solution that takes the stress out of packing.
Having somewhere to sit and eat makes a big difference to camping mealtimes, and a picnic table can turn a camping trip from laborious to luxurious. This and comes with a bottle holder and four glass holders to stop spills. The legs fold down flat, so it’s easy to put up and down quickly. It looks super chic too.
If you prefer to travel really light, ditch the table and try a instead. This is perfect for camping, parties, or picnics in the backyard; big enough to fit plenty of food, but small enough to transport easily. The board is made from sustainable bamboo, and comes with a cutlery set, cheese knives, four bowls, chalk and slates so you can label food. There’s a smart tote bag too, so it’s easy to carry.
Whether you’re picnicking close to home or further afield, these picnic packs take the guesswork out of putting everything together. The includes a gorgeous ethically crafted , a sustainable , a which includes a bamboo serving board, cutlery and bowls, a , and .