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10 ways to green your camping trip

May 17, 2011, 8:12 a.m.
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Use eco-friendly toiletries

You might be tempted to toss your regular shampoo, toothpaste and bodywash into your pack, but those toiletries won't only add unnecessary weight to your pack, they might also harm the environment. Most of the soaps, moisturizers and cleaning products we use are full of chemicals and other unnatural ingredients, so if you plan to shower in the backcountry, pick up some eco-friendly, biodegradable toiletries first.