Tips to Greener Camping

 / By Lazydays - Company News
Consider this: When boondocking or visiting your favorite resort campground, you can reduce the impact you make on the environment. Especially when boondocking, you will be conserving natural resources; consuming less heating, air-conditioning and energy than in your house; and creating less waste and pollution. That should help relieve any guilty feelings you might have about having such a good time. Here are some suggestions for being a greener camper.

Conserving Resources and Lessen Environmental Impact

Rewritten by Joseph Garnett, Jr. - From the Archives

November 30, 2015

From the Archives

Consider this: When boondocking or visiting your favorite resort campground, you can reduce the impact you make on the environment. Especially when boondocking, you will be conserving natural resources; consuming less heating, air-conditioning and energy than in your house; and creating less waste and pollution. That should help relieve any guilty feelings you might have about having such a good time. Here are some suggestions for being a greener camper.

  • Do not camp within 100 feet of a water source.
  • Clear the area around your campfire of flammable debris and burn only downed wood.
  • Have a bucket (for water) and shovel (fold-up) handy for fire suppression.
  • Leave no food, or bits of food, around your campsite. Bears, mice and other forest critters love free food and will investigate the source.
  • Carry extra water in jugs or a sun-showercamp shower to have a hot shower anywhere.
  • Turn off all unnecessary lights and appliances when not in use to conserve battery power.
  • Make a safe campfire
  • If you choose to build a fire, make sure to use only established circles
  • Use local wood (preferably driftwood) to make a campfire as foreign wood can contain toxic chemicals or foreign insects. Look for dead branches and twigs and don’t cut down living trees!
  • Bring Reusable Supplies
  • Try to minimize the amount of single use disposable items such as paper plates and plastic cups. Use reusable dishes, utensils, cookware and cloths.
  • When breaking camp, remember to observe the cardinal rule: Leave No Trace.

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