The Environment and Camping
Tent Camping Supply World supports taking care of our environment and when you are camping there are several things that can be done to impact your campsite as little as possible.
Don’t leave trash or old food at campsites. These will draw in animals and insects to camping sites that usually will not have any reason to be in the area. An area should be cleared of any flammable debris before starting any fires. Campfires should be supervised at all times and let burn to ashes as much as possible to reduce waste.
Camp stove are better for cooking and leave less of an impact than using a campfire. Leave a good area between you and any water sources like creeks and lakes. Soaps and cleaning chemicals are harmful to fish and other water inhabitants. Use preexisting latrines as much as possible. If they are not available use a shovel and dig a hole 6 to 8 inches deep and then burry. Again try to stay a good distance from water sources.
On tent camping trips you should use excising campsites when available where damage can be minimized by avoiding clearing new areas of vegetation. This also applies to campfires. Use preexisting campfire sites to minimize impacts on the areas. Firewood should be collected from the ground around the campsite and standing trees should be left. Many animals live and feed on dead standing trees.
Sound pollution can also affect the environment. Avoid loud music, loud generators, and anything that would frighten small animals. Baby birds are very susceptible to sound and could be killed by trying to flee the area.
It is always a good idea to clean your camping equipment after each trip. You could be packing invasive insects or animals that could be brought to an environment that cannot handle them. Termites are one of these insects. They could even be released into your own home.