Camping away from home may be a vacation for us, but not so much for the environment. When visiting, it’s always important to leave the campsite better than when you found it. As a camper for some time, you may have already heard of the “Leave No Trace” rules. If you’re not familiar with it, this is also known as easy and sustainable camping practices. These are regulations designed for people to learn how to protect and respect nature on top of enjoying it. What are sustainable camping practices? Each year there are over 100 million campers who explore the forests and rivers that nature calls home in the United States. The environment sees a lot of weakening from exposure to garbage, soil erosion, water pollution, and other issues. Visitors do not naturally camp out with this in mind. In and around the community are tried and tested rules that are followed to ensure minimal damage to the ecosystem. Travel and camp on durable surfaces Dispose of waste properly Leave what you find Minimize campfire impacts Respect wildlife Be considerate of other visitors Pack it in Factory-manufactured products can hurt the environment. Household products like soap and toothpaste contain chemicals that can leave a mark on the campgrounds. Biodegradable versions of these products would reduce the likelihood of pollution, particularly for water, because their toxic counterparts take a longer time to break down in the wild. Avoid bringing products that are water-soluble. Remember that using water-soluble products like suntan […]