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10 ways to green your camping trip

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Buy used gear

If you're not an avid camper, there's no reason to invest in lots of new camping equipment. Instead, look for backpacks, tents and other gear at second-hand stores. You can also search for used gear on sites like craigslist and freecycle, or check out swapping and trading sites like swap.com or swapitgreen.com.