In the old days most backpackers just carried a bar of soap for washing. Charlie and Gene came up with the concept of having one concentrated, biodegradable, all-purpose cleaner that campers and backpackers could use to wash everything that needed to be washed on an outing. Not many people had even heard the term "biodegradable" at that time, and many people weren't concerned about the environmental impact of camping, but Charlie formulated our original Campsuds to break down quickly and safely in the environment.
In 1965 Charlie and Gene founded Sierra Dawn and started selling Campsuds. Gene created the original package designs and made sales calls to local mountaineering shops, Charlie mixed up the small batches of the Campsuds formula, and together they bottled up the finished product in Gene's garage. One of Charlie's hobbies was formulating cleaning and personal care products for various uses, and Campsuds was more like a hobby for both Gene and Charlie in the beginning. But the Campsuds idea was unique, and quite popular from the start, and sales took off. In the late 1960's backpacking boomed in popularity, and Campsuds was picked up by some of the new outdoor specialty distributors that were starting up. Since that time Campsuds has basically sold itself based on its reputation for exceptional quality and convenience. Campsuds sales continued to grow year after year, and are still growing strong today!
Our Price: $3.75 to $5.25