Camping Etiquette

by GuestPoster on June 27, 2010

Camping presents a nice opportunity to get away from big city living, but it doesn’t mean we are free entirely of rules and regulations. Unless you camp in a totally isolated area, you will be running into people near your campsite so you have to be on your best behavior. There are many unwritten rules with regards to camping, and they are all designed so that everyone can enjoy the wilderness equally. You don’t have to follow some of these rules, but if you don’t, you may be annoying other campers while compromising the integrity of the campsite itself.

It’s important to respect the campsites of other people and as such it’s essential not to set up your camping tents in another person’s area. Make sure to find out if a site allows pets, and even if they do you will want to keep your animal under control. The perfect place to keep your pet is in your tent so you’ll want to make sure it is well ventilated and cool enough to contain your animal. Some cheap tents aren’t good for air flow so you might have to resort to using a leash if your tent is not particularity strong.

Always make sure to stay on designated trails so you don’t get lost or damage the natural surroundings. It’s absolutely essential to keep your campfire in check so make sure it is always put out properly, and try to limit the smoke from getting into your neighbours area. Some campsites will also have rules about making noise, and you will always want to keep it quiet when the sun sets. There is nothing worse than having to camp next to a group of rowdy people, and it can ruin an entire camping trip. And last but not least, you should always have an eye for being helpful to your neighbors. So by all means share your camping gear if they are in need, and you will surely appreciate it when they return the favour.

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