How good is your Camping Etiquette?

How good is your Camping Etiquette?

 

While camping styles may differ, there are common etiquette guidelines to follow to make everyone's experience that little bit better.

 

Respect other campers' space

On a busy weekend it is not always possible to set up camp isolated from other campers, but keeping a respectful distance is important. "Respect other's space and keep noise down. "Don't pitch a tent too close to anyone else," Mandy Wood said. Another common etiquette tip shared was to not walk through another person's campsite if you can avoid it, even if it is the shortest way to the toilets or the beach.  

On a busy weekend it is not always possible to set up camp isolated from other campers, but keeping a respectful distance is important. "Respect other's space and keep noise down.
"Don't pitch a tent too close to anyone else," Mandy Wood said. Another common etiquette tip shared was to not walk through another person's campsite if you can avoid it, even if it is the shortest way to the toilets or the beach.

 

Keep the noise down, especially if you have a generator

"If you have a generator, think of others and use sparingly before 8:00am," Mandy Burbury advised. While a generator might make camping easier, the noise and smell of it can drive your fellow campers bonkers. "Leave the generator at home," Macca Green said. Tents are not good at stopping noise, so it is important to be aware of how much noise you are making, particularly later at night or first thing in the morning. A campsite is not the place for it," Daniel Baldwin said.  

"If you have a generator, think of others and use sparingly before 8:00am," Mandy Burbury advised. While a generator might make camping easier, the noise and smell of it can drive your fellow campers bonkers. "Leave the generator at home," Macca Green said. Tents are not good at stopping noise, so it is important to be aware of how much noise you are making, particularly later at night or first thing in the morning. A campsite is not the place for it," Daniel Baldwin said.

 

Take only photos, leave only footprints

Perhaps the biggest camping no-no is leaving behind rubbish or cutting down or taking plants from the area. Only thing you should take away from camping is photos. "Use whatever toilet facilities there are, or bury your poo and toilet paper," Bev Allen said. Always follow the campsite rules around campfire use, and be aware in most national parks campfires are not allowed.  

Perhaps the biggest camping no-no is leaving behind rubbish or cutting down or taking plants from the area. Only thing you should take away from camping is photos. "Use whatever toilet facilities there are, or bury your poo and toilet paper," Bev Allen said. Always follow the campsite rules around campfire use, and be aware in most national parks campfires are not allowed.

 

Leave your tech at home and enjoy nature

"Seriously, if you need to bring your television, stereo and enough booze to sink a ship, perhaps you need to re-examine your supposed love for the great outdoors," Jackie Kelly said. As well as generators, music players and barbeques, the Facebook responses mentioned seeing Hills Hoists and even a washing machine at campsites. You don't need to take the kitchen sink, literally, with you. Camping is camping," Kristy Paynter said.  

"Seriously, if you need to bring your television, stereo and enough booze to sink a ship, perhaps you need to re-examine your supposed love for the great outdoors," Jackie Kelly said. As well as generators, music players and barbeques, the Facebook responses mentioned seeing Hills Hoists and even a washing machine at campsites. You don't need to take the kitchen sink, literally, with you. Camping is camping," Kristy Paynter said.

 

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