Campsuds

Sierra Dawn's Campsuds is a staple in backpacks around the country. In the 1960's Campsuds became the first biodegradable, multi-purpose cleaner created specifically to meet the needs of the camper and backpacker. Use it on your pots and pans, then take it down to the river and wash your hair. (No matter how biodegradable any camp soap is, try to avoid using it in water if you don't have to. And use it sparingly. You'll only need a few drops.) Campsuds comes in a few different forms, including one with peppermint, lavender, and citronella to help keep the bugs away. And after spending the weekend in upstate New York after a week of rain, you'll need it.

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3 Responses to Campsuds

  1. kylie May 23, 2011 at 11:04 am #

    this is brilliant! just found your blog – excited to use this as a resource for our travels.

  2. tents are hard May 31, 2011 at 1:06 pm #

    Thanks for reminding me that I need to add this to my list for an upcoming trip!

  3. doug in seattle June 16, 2011 at 12:01 pm #

    “No matter how biodegradable any camp soap is, try to avoid using it in water if you don’t have to.”

    You never have to use it in water, ever, so don’t do it. Do not wash you body with soap in a river — it’s a disgusting habit! Somebody might be getting water down stream, just around the bend. Any dirty water activities should be undertaken no fewer than 200 feet from the water source.

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