Solar-powered equipment: Today, you can find loads of camping equipment built with the earth in mind. Some of the most useful items are solar powered generators, lanterns and even bug zappers. Before you head out to buy some camping gear for your weekend trip, take a look online and see what green solutions are out there. Another beauty of solar powered items—not having to worry whether you packed batteries. If solar power isn't an option, use LED flashlights and lanterns. They use less juice than traditional lights but still light up your campground.