When it comes to camping, there are many different mantras about the unwritten rules of enjoying the wide open spaces. Several of them include respecting the environment around you. “Leave no trace behind.” “Take nothing but pictures; leave nothing but footprints.” “Pack it in, pack it out.” “Leave the place better than you found it.”
All cute sayings aside, it is actually important to be eco-friendly and conscientious of the wilderness around you, especially as camping continues to grow in popularity. The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics has compiled a list of Seven Leave No Trace Principles to help you prepare for your next outdoor camping adventure.