Basic Outdoor Gear Guide for Your Eco-Adventure

With the current environmental degradation of our ecosystem, most people have become more conscious of the effect that they have on the environment, people are now choosing to go on eco-friendly travels and vacations to lessen the carbon footprint they produce.

But before heading out to the unknown you need to be prepared for your trip. For one thing, you have to prepare your outdoor gear because an eco trip is not a day at the spa. But how do you know which ones to choose? Well, it all depends on the nature of your trip. Eco trips have different itineraries i.e. underwater, on water, land, and even the skies.

Some basic outdoor gear that any adventure-seeking person would need include the right clothing, the right tent, and the right backpack. These three things are necessary to keep you comfortable during your travel and help you enjoy and appreciate your trip.

Underwater trips would include some of the following stuff: a mask and snorkel or air tank to help you see and breathe even under the sea, a wet suit or a rash guard to protect your skin from being stung or getting rashes, fins or flippers to help you swim faster, and a pocket knife would be of help for unexpected predators that could attack.

For other water activities, like surfing, windsurfing, parasailing, and the likes you would need things such as a surf board, some wax for your board and sun block for your skin. You wouldn’t want to get too burned on your first day out and spend the rest of your vacation indoors now, would you?

Outdoor gear for land activities and for long eco-trips like hiking and mountaineering consists of a durable tent, some comfortable and sturdy shoes, a sleeping bag, a mini stove, a pocket knife and some ropes. These gears will help you have a more comfortable time outdoors.

For extreme adventure-seeking people who want to feel the rush of the wind on their faces as they fall from the sky, they would need some stuff too that would ensure them of their safety once they jump of the plane. Outdoor gear for this activity include a sky diving helmet to protect your head from hitting anything when jumping off the plane, your parachute (of course), a jumpsuit to protect you from the strong wind as you are free-falling from the plane and as you land on the ground.

There are a lot of other gears out there depending on your preference. For whatever eco-trip you choose, remember to pick the outdoor gear that would fit your need the most.