10 rules of campground etiquette
Smokey Bear may have started your camping education, but we're going to finish it. Follow these simple do's and don'ts for a fun, successful, safe and environmentally friendly outdoor excursion.
Text by Chelsea Lin | Photo editing by Connie Ricca
Being Born and Raised near the Swamps of Louisiana, I can tell you a lot of stories of how sport fisherman and just plain idiots have wandered into the swamps because of TV shows. This article is the same thing. Nature is not forgiving. Neither is a mad camper. The best advise to give someone is this. There are three levels of Camping. Roughing it, Treking, and Weekend.
Which one are YOU!
1. Roughing it. - Goes with bare essentials. Has spent enough time at the other two to be proficient to take care of THEMSELVES
2. Treking - Packs enough equipment for Themself and one pack mule.... Usually smart enough to know Sneakers are not for the woods.
3. Weekend - These are the people you see bringing their house with them.
The rules apply to all but there are only so many Rangers in the park. I cant count that high the number of times I have been told the rules don't apply to them.
Obviously, this was made for city-slickers who can't get dirty, build a fire, or any such thing. If people didn't already know the information that was in this article, maybe they should just spend the weekend at a hotel with a pool...
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