3 Important Vegan Camping Tips

October 12, 2020
people camping in a tent.

From delicious meals to beautiful adventures, vegan camping is one sure way to get away from the fast-paced world, relax, and have fun. But to make the most out of your camping experience, you need to ensure that you go fully prepared with the right vegan camping items and tips.

Depending on your location and climate, you may or may not need to make adjustments to some of the ideas mentioned in this article. 

So, are you ready for your first vegan camping adventure? Are you looking for some practical tips? Here are some useful suggestions to consider.

Clothing

You need to go with the right clothing and should consider investing in a good pair of hiking boots to hike comfortably up and down trails. The traction such a boot comes with will make a world of difference in keeping the right balance; it will prevent you from losing ankle support, slipping, or getting yourself injured.

Apart from your good hiking boots, here are other items you would need on your hiking trip: extra underwear, fleece leggings, swimsuits, hiking socks, sandals, jeans, rainwear, shorts, sun-shielding hats, t-shirts, sunglasses, sports bras, sweatpants, sweatshirts, and tank tops. Much depends on the climate and activities you have planned. 

Accessories

Vegan camping does not mean that you can no longer enjoy your normal daily activities, such as putting on your favorite makeup or smelling good. Therefore, always ensure that you pack along all your essential accessories with you. Only make sure that each item you pack comes with a vegan or cruelty-free symbol.

For example, pick out a vegan fan brush (buy here) or even a deodorant. If you have many fun activities planned out both during the day and at night, you should consider having every essential accessory in place.

Here is a list of some items worth taking along with you:

  • First Aid kit
  • Eno/Hammock
  • Extra blankets
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Deodorant
  • Sunglasses
  • Hot Hands/Hot Toes
  • Aloe Vera
  • Hair ties
  • External phone charger
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Hand wipes
  • Face wash 
  • Feminine products (like tampons, etc.)
  • Sunscreen
  • Binoculars
  • Extra camera batteries
  • Bug spray
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Lotion
  • Towels
  • Camera

It is a relatively lengthy list, but if you want to ensure a good camping trip, you should make sure you have these items.

Food

roasting marshmallows over a campfire.

Now, to another significant part of any vegan camping adventure - food. The right kind of food options available to you may depend on your capabilities.

If you plan on carrying a refrigerator or cooler along, then feel free to pack some fresh fruits and vegetables along with you. However, if you do not have any means of refrigeration, then it is best to stay away from the fresh fruits and veggies. Instead, you can carry along some canned vegan food.

Be sure to conduct thorough research into your options when it comes to the right vegan food for camping. Select the right non-perishable food items for your trip and remember that it is essential to go with the choices you are familiar with. The last thing you want is stomach upset, ruining your camping experience.

Laura Nunemaker

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Laura Nunemaker

vegan. digital nomad. cycling. scuba. intj. former vegan bakery owner.

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