If you have your sights set on a big multi-day adventure and are looking to delve into the world of camping, fires, outdoor safety and leave no trace, then you’ve come to the right place.
As increasing numbers of people seek the beauty and exhilaration of outdoor travel and recreation, our collective mark on the environment and its natural processes increases. Litter, water pollution, disturbance of vegetation, wildlife, livestock and other people are all indicators of the need to develop a national ethic that protects both natural and cultural heritage. Techniques designed to minimise the environmental and social impacts in these areas are incorporated in and promoted by the national Leave No Trace education programme as the following seven principles:
- Plan Ahead and Prepare
- Be Considerate of Others
- Respect Farm Animals and Wildlife
- Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
- Leave What You Find
- Dispose of Waste Properly
- Minimise the Effects of Fire
We want to equip you with the knowledge to recreate responsibly so we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of resources where you can learn all you need to know about responsible outdoor recreation. Enjoy!
- Top Tips for Finding the Right Wild Camping Spot
- Campfire Safety 101: How to Safely Build and Maintain a Campfire
- Incredible Camp Cooking Safety Tips You Cannot Forget
- How to Store and Dispose of Food While Camping to Keep Critters Away
- Camping Tips: How to Enjoy the Great Outdoors With Your Dog
- Camping in a Thunderstorm: What It’s Like and How to Stay Safe
- How to Use a Compass – The Beginner’s Guide
Don’t let your education stop there, we have loads of amazing resources available on our website to download and use time and time again, from our Skills and Ethic booklets to our handy checklists. You can find them all on our website here.
And remember, Love This Place, Leave No Trace.