The Do’s and Don’ts of camping


Camping is a communal activity.  Whether we are talking about the small community of your friends and family that have joined you on your trip, a medium sized community of the other families that are sharing the camp ground with you, or the large sized community of everyone that is going to use the camp ground after you leave.  It is important to keep this in mind when you are staying at a camping site.  Keeping all these people in mind will make these simple rules of camping seem like common sense.  Sadly, not everyone does these things, and it can turn a once pristine and fun camp site into anything but.

No one wants there camping experience to feel like a boot camp, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t rules to follow.  Here are some of the basic “don’t s” that you should keep in mind when enjoying your next camping trip.  First of all, don’t feed the wildlife.  While they may seem like cute little critters, they remember where they can get an easy meal, and they like to tell their friends.  You may only see one animal, but they may soon start flocking in droves to your campsite and endangering all of the guests.

Secondly, don’t go around hunting for firewood without proper permission.  The woods look nice, and when you start taking wood out of it, then it starts to look sparse.  Other campers may follow suit, and before you know it there isn’t much wood left to enjoy.  You never want to think about taking down a tree, or cutting off branches, for firewood.  Be sure to ask a camp official where you can find or buy firewood and they’ll be glad to help you out.

Now, to the “do’s.”  Always remember to clean up your littler and trash.  No one wants to stay in a camp gound that looks like a trash yard.  Not only is it unsightly, but it endangers to environment around you.  This means throwing your trash away and not burning it in your fire pit.  Also, remember to always keep your pet on a leash.  While your dog may be your best friend, that doesn’t mean that he is everyone’s best friend.

Just use common sense and decency, and you’ll be sure to make your next trip, as well as everyone else’s, a lot better.  If you are looking for a new RV, then be sure to come to Jim’s RV.


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