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Summer is finally beginning and it’s the perfect time for a campground cookout! Many people get excited to get out into nature and experience the outdoors. Although some people may be seasoned campers, many people don’t know where to start. Here at LivBar, we encourage you to enjoy and connect with nature. And camping is a popular activity for many people in the summer. So if you’re planning a camping adventure, try a campground cookout! It’s a go-to camping activity that many people are familiar with — Especially if you love food and cooking.

Campground Cookout

A campground cookout is a classic for camping trips. Gathering around a fire in the forest, eating and cooking with the company of your friends? Sign us up! But it’s also an opportunity for campers to create more waste. Many people are familiar with the idea of leaving no trace: When you’re in nature, it’s important to take all your garbage away with you and avoid damaging natural areas. Please keep this in mind when you’re packing for and enjoying your campground cookout.

Hot tip: Cook on a grate over the campfire with a cast iron skillet rather than disposable aluminum pans.

How to Have an Eco Friendly Camping Trip

This summer, we encourage you to plan an eco friendly camping trip and campground cookout. Most people understand that nature needs to be cared for and protected while being appreciated. But if you’re not sure how to do so, don’t worry! Your eco friendly camping trip can be simple and fun with just a little preparation. Start by thinking about how you stay eco friendly during your everyday activities. Do you use a reusable water bottle and contribute to a compost bin? When you cook and eat, do you avoid plastic packages and processed foods? These are a couple little things you can do that can translate similarly to your eco friendly camping trip.

Ditch Single-Use Anything

A no-brainer for some, but a refresher for most: Pass on the paper plates and plastic utensils and pack the real stuff instead. It's an extra step to take home the dirty dishes, but it reduces the amount of waste that will end up in a landfill. Pack some hand towels instead of napkins and reusable cups rather than paper cups, too.

Leave No Trace

Learn all about how to leave no trace with the 7 principles here. In general, it means respecting your surroundings and that when you leave the nature area, it looks like you were never even there. Bring extra trash bags, a bin for recycling, and even a composting bin if you can.

Opt for Biodegradable Toiletries 

Your toothpaste, shampoo, and body soap may end up in the wilderness when you use it. Plan ahead of time to purchase biodegradable products— Then ensure you’re far away from water sources when you do use the products. Opt for eco friendly bug spray and sunscreen, too.

Campground Resources

Campers new and old can utilize campground resources to best prepare and have a good time. In fact, LivBar’s partnership with the camping app the Dyrt PRO makes it easy to get ready ahead of time! The Dyrt is a great campground resource for campers getting ready to choose a site: You’ll see information about campsites, including reviews, recommendations, photos and more. This is a great resource for helping you choose exactly what you’re looking for in a campsite. And with every LivBar purchase, customers will receive a free, 90-day membership to the Dyrt PRO. This makes it easy for more people to have access to information about nature and how to enjoy it. Here at LivBar, we love to see it!

“Our mission is to empower people in their pursuit of nourishing themselves and their families, all while being mindful of our impact on the Earth,” Wade Brooks, CEO of LivBar, said in the press release. “Our partnership with the Dyrt is in alignment with this goal as our community finds themselves outside more than ever before.”

Also, every state has a National Park Service that cares for its national parks, including some campgrounds. State parks is one of the official campground resources for information about the natural areas and campgrounds.

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