a group of friends at a camping tripAvid campers love the refreshing change that being out in the wild brings. Camping offers you an excellent opportunity to reset your mind and soul. If you’re still new to camping, you may not know what exactly to expect.

Well, one thing you’ll need to do is take care of the sacred wilderness you’ll be living in for those few days. Here are four tips for camping that’s environmentally friendly.

Prepare Adequately​

Besides purchasing a high-quality Kodiak 10×14 tent and packing all essentials for the outing, it’s essential that you familiarize yourself with the area early enough. This helps you plan for the trails you’ll be using and the ideal spot for camping. Ideally, you want to set up camp on a durable surface that has established campsites and trails. Additionally, learn the rules for camping.

Keep Campfire Impacts Low​

Try to use only the assigned fire pit. Bring your own wood too, or purchase some at the campground. Ensure that you burn the fire down to ash. Once you’re finished using the fire, put it out completely, and scatter cool ashes if you can. And keep fires small to avoid it spreading into the forest.

Dispose of Waste the Right Way​

The rule is always to pack out what you packed in. Leave the campsite as clean as you found it. Make sure that human waste is buried at least 200 feet away from water sources, and at least six inches deep in the ground.

Don’t Take Anything from the Campsite​

To preserve the integrity of the campsite, avoid taking anything from it. This includes plants, rocks, or animals you find there. The idea is to avoid transporting non-native species from the wild. And don’t try to approach wildlife, both for your safety and theirs.

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When out camping, you should never leave anything in the wilderness but your footprints, or take anything more than pictures. The key is to cause the least amount of environmental impact possible.