Good manners always make the best of any experience.
5 Camping Etiquette Tips
Polite behaviour is appreciated everywhere, not just at the dinner table. For a camping trip to be a success, planning is essential but it doesn’t stop there. Once you’re at the camping site, there are things you can do to make you trip more enjoyable for yourself, and even other campers.
Greet Your Fellow Campers
It’s always nice to have nice people around. Don’t be afraid to break the ice and just stop by to say hi to your camping neighbors. If the opportunity presents itself for you to assist in anyway possible, don’t hold back. They will appreciate and you might end up making some great friends.
Don’t Consume All the Fire Wood
Everyone enjoys a nice campfire, especially when the temperature drops, but there is nothing worse than getting ready to set up you fire only to find that there is no more wood left for you to use. Being considerate of others is a great way to show your camping manners. You don’t always have to go by the “first come, first serve” rule. You can take what you need and still consider those who will come after you.
Avoid Leaving Your Lights On All Night Long
Many outdoor enthusiasts find themselves discouraged when their neighbors decide to leave their lights on until the morning comes. To avoid keeping your neighbors awake all night, try to put a timer on your lights, so there is one less thing for you to worry about.
Picking up after yourself is the rule of thumb of any outdoor lover. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t do more, when possible. If you see other things around the campsite that you can help pick up, even if they’re not yours, don’t hesitate to do so. Think of it as your way to give back and make that place a better site for future campers.
Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace is about minimizing the impact on the environment on every trip and every outdoor adventure you go on. If after you leave, the campsite looks like you were never there to begin with, your trip was successful.
Next time you head out on a outdoor adventure, consider these camping etiquette tips. You can have the time of your life and still have a positive impact on the trip of future campers. Happy camping!