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Oy! Camping No, Nos and Nuisances

By January 26, 2013

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Surely the campers at site #41 from last weekend didn't mean to leave that box of recycling. I mean, that is recycling, isn't it?

If you are reading this post, you must love camping and the great outdoors. But the outdoors wouldn't be so great if all the campers left their trash out for the wildlife to eat and destroy.

Readers' Respond: What has spoiled one of your camping trips?

Trash isn't the only nuisance at campgrounds either. Some campers love their privacy and prefer that your five-year-old not be digging through their fire pit, throwing ashes in the air. They don't enjoy your dog pooping in front of their tent and can anyone hear the sound of the bubbling creek over that generator?

Take a Camping Poll: How do you handle noisy camping neighbors?

While most campers don't mean to bother others, it has been definitely known to happen. The best way to avoid camping no nos, is to be aware of the most common mistakes campers make and avoid them.

Read more: What Not-To-Do on a Camping Trip


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