Summer Gear Guide

By Mara TenHaken
Whether your summer is spent at cozy campfires or by the pool, here are some great gear suggestions for you!  We picked some of our favorites that are eco-friendly and functional!
Campfire Picks
Everyone loves a good summer bonfire, here are some essentials for any great fire:
Campo Blanket
Of course, a shameless plug, but what’s a campfire without a cozy blanket?
Campo Blankets
Check out our Milagros blankets in Natural and Colorful, or our Red Diamond blanket:
Shop our blankets here: All Campo Blankets
Insect Spray & Candle
Pesky bugs are THE WORST, but do we need to use common bug sprays and candles full of chemicals? 
Bug Spray and Candle
The mosquito repellant candle from Murphy’s Naturals is made from a soy and beeswax blend infused with a high concentration of citronella, lemongrass, rosemary, peppermint and cedarwood. Their sustainable formulation of these key plant-based ingredients burns clean, naturally.
Candles are great, but sprays are essential too! This 100% organic bug spray from Bubble and Bee smells great and works great all without the DEET. 
Campo Socks
Another shameless plug, what can we say. Our socks are perfect to keep your feet cozy during those cool summer nights!
Campo Socks
Shop our socks here: All Campo Socks
Biofuel Fire Starter
Finally, we have these awesome renewable biofuel fire starters! Lessen the environmental impact of your campfires and cook food without the worry of chemicals!
Sweetfire Fire Starter
Check it out here: Sweetfire Fire Starter
Swimming Picks
Summer just isn’t summer without days by the pool, lake, or ocean! Here are some great essentials for any swim day:
Recycled Towel
These towels by Nomadix are made using certified post-consumer recycled plastic and contribute to 1% For The Planet.
Check them out here: Nomadix
Protecting our eyes from UV rays is important, but you don’t have to do so with plastic sunglasses. Sunglasses made from bamboo are a great alternative to the typical plastic ones. 
Check them out here:
Bio Flip Flops
Every year, millions of cheap plastic flip flops end up in landfills where they remain for thousands of years. These bio-based flip flops are responsibly made in the USA, cruelty-free, and eco-friendly. They are comfortable enough to wear all day long, durable enough to last for years to come. 
Flip Flops
Check them out here:
Eco Friendly Sunscreen 
While sunscreen is essential to protect our skin, it doesn’t necessarily always have the environment in mind. Here are three Reef Safe sunscreen options that keep both in mind! 
Check them out here: 
Beach Bag
Finally, what beach trip is complete without a bag to keep all these items in? These baskets are ethically handwoven and sewn by artisans in Morocco.  
Beach Bag
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