Camp Etiquette is More Than How You Hold Your Teacup
When you go outside the structured and controlled behaviours of organised caravan parks you shouldn’t have to step into anarchy.
But, it’s so easy when off-grid free camping to find yourself in the company of others who aren’t as well versed in doing good by others or being respectful.
I expect that many on my pages would appreciate these aspects of camping behaviours – but, I also hope that my pages welcome new campers and travellers to a ‘safe’ place.
Without going too religious, the Golden Rule applies equally in the bush – Do unto others as you would like them to do to you.
One of the most overt ways I see this happening is when campers pull up right by a tap or a table and claim it as theirs simply by proximity.
Think of other campers when you claim your camping site
Worse still is when they connect their hose to it and run it to their van.
Park near a hose by all means or perhaps run a two-way adaptor to run your hose (if you have to).
Park near a table and be prepared to share. You may even find you’ll meet the nicest people.
Camp etiquette could be a webpage all on its own
Camping is no different to living with neighbours. Noise travels further when camping out in the open. Many campers love the isolation of camping and the peace and quiet that comes with that solitude. Noise, light, balls, kids and pets can all be a fun part of a camping trip, but just remember not everyone will love your pets or your balls or your noise. Or am I just getting old?
It’s often a fine point – but crossing that fine line can be so obvious once you see it.
The Golden Rules of Camping Etiquette
- Camping noise levels. The time of the noise and the type of noise. A trail bike racing around the camp site will probably not be looked on favourably by the other campers.
- Never leave your mark – in other words, remove your rubbish. Take it home with you. No-one wants to set up their camp around your rubbish, so please clean up your site when leaving and take all your camping trash home with you.
- Some areas will allow camping fires, however this does not mean you can cut down the surrounding trees as firewood. Bring your own wood.
Enjoy your camping trip and share this great country of ours.
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