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Camping Ideas for a Sustainable Environment

Camping has always been a fun activity that entails you staying out all night, even for a few days. It has an element of adventure and danger to it. It has a primal connection to nature, as an activity.

People tend to interfere with nature when they are camping, with few caring to make it a positive one. Some will find an excuse to cut a tree, or leave trash all over the place.

Camping can be made into a better activity when people care of the environment. You can adopt certain habits that will see to it this is happening.

You can expect to answer the call of nature when you are out for that long. You need a way of going that will not impact negatively on the environment.

Most of the regular campsites have toilets erected for this purpose. This is a good solution for those camping nearby. For those further deep in nature, things can get complicated. You need toilet paper and a spot located furthest from any water body. Dig a hole, preferably knee height, do your business, and cover the hole back with the bug dirt. Put the used toilet paper in a polythene bag you brought along, for disposal in an appropriate receptacle later.

You are likely to encounter bugs while out camping. You are advised to carry a bug spray, but only one that is non-toxic. Toxic ones are not good for the environment.

All the items you bring for the camping period need to be ones you can carry back when you are done. You can rely on your scouting period knowledge. You can depend on the woven labels HK for the equipment marking.

You need to have a small portable basin as well as biodegradable soap. You need to also have a breathable bag for all those napkins you will not be recycling. Do not forget cutlery and cooking items that can be reused the entire time you are there.

You will have a much better time while camping when you know you have done all you can to leave the environment better than you found it. You will have a positive impact on the environment, or not affect it too much, at least.

You are allowed to take happy memories from the trip. You may be there for recreational purposes or for learning scouting; either way, let it not be so obvious that you were present by the amount of destruction you shall have left behind.

Do not spoil it by setting fires, cutting down trees or the greenery. Do not touch the stones or soil the water. Consider the wellbeing of the environment.