Camping is a great chance to get away from it all. However, it is important to note that you more than likely you will be around other people. It is for this reason that you need to know some unwritten camping rules to ensure everyone has a good time. I know my family is getting pumped to go camping this summer and are already have planned out trips with our friends! While they may not always be considered unwritten camping rules, some of it is more so just common sense.
Over the years of camping, you learn that some people can be flat out rude to have as a neighbor while camping. I know when I first started camping I was kinda naive but my dad was a good example as to how you should be when you go out camping. So some unwritten rules about camping and even common sense are important to share with your family, I know I do a drill down every time we go with my kids.
Leave Your Campsite Clean- In the same way, you don’t want to come upon a dirty campsite, neither does the next set of campers. Get rid of all your trash in the provided trash bins. If you bring it in, make sure you take it out.
Put Your Campfire Out- When you are done for the night with your fire, is sure to put it out completely and properly. If you don’t put the campfire out, you could put yourself as well as others around you in danger. Also be sure to check for burn bans in your area, this summer has been awful for fires!
Clean Up After Your Pets- If you bring along your pets, be sure you clean up after them, whether directly at your site or walking around the campground. Have some paper towels and plastic bags with you at all times.
Keep Pets On A Leash- The rules about pets being leashed will vary from one campground to another but as a general rule, you should keep your pets on a leash around food and children. If you are at your campsite or wandering around, also have your pet on a leash. The environment is strange to your pet and even though they are well behaved they may react differently
Do Not Walk Through Other Campsites- Unless you know the folks next to you, never cut through other people campsites. That is their personal space that they paid for.
Quiet Hours Are For Being Quiet– Most campgrounds these days have some sort of quiet hours and they are generally between the hours of 10 PM and 6 AM. During these times, people are usually either sleeping themselves or their kids are sleeping. They would like to have peace and quiet when trying to sleep so it is important to be respectful of this time.
Lock Up Your Food– Wildlife loves to scavenge for food. Be sure to lock up your food in a car or the camper. This will keep your food safe and also possibly everyone you are camping with!
What are some unwritten rules you have discovered about camping?