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  1. Waste disposing

 

 

    1. When you are done with your camping inspect the campsite and pick up any waste material thrown and pack it with you to through at a proper place.
    2. You can burn the waste that is combustible and make sure you put off the fire when you are leaving so that it doesn’t turn into a jungle fire.
    3. Bring back any recyclable waste.
    4. For human waste dig up a cat hole atleast 6-8 inches deep and 200-300 feet away from the water source.
    5. You can also dispose off any other biodegradable waste in these cat holes. Don’t forget to cover the cat hole when finished.
    6. Always use toilet paper and biodegradable products.

 

            j.  Carry water away from the water source for dishwashing and use minimum amount of biodegradable soap.

 

 

  1. Preparation and planning

 

    1. Find out the regulations and special rules of the area
    2. Know the weather conditions, geography and emergency facilities
    3. Always make a schedule and utilize your time more effectively
    4. Try to make small group of 3-4 people. If you have larger group then split it up in small group.
    5. Utilize your food supply effectively and use left over food to minimize waste
    6. Use proper tools for directions like map or compass, avoid use of marking paint, flagging and rock cairns.

 

 

  1. Camping and Travel

 

    1. Always pitch your tent on a durable surface
    2. Durable surfaces means established trails and campsites, rock, gravel, dry grasses or snow.
    3. Camping should be done at least 200-300 feet away from water source.
    4. Find a campsite without altering the surroundings
    5. Use existing trails and campsites.
    6. Keep campsites small. Focus activity in areas where vegetation is absent.
    7. In pristine areas:
    8. Disperse use to prevent the creation of campsites and trails.
    9. Avoid places where impacts are just beginning.

 

 

  1. Respect environment

 

    1. While exploring the surrounding environments do not damper with the historical monuments
    2. Do not pick up any objects which you find attractive like rock, plants etc
    3. Try to preserve the nature as it is.
    4.  
    1. Avoid building any structures or digging. 

 

 

  1. Campfire

 

    1. Campfires can cause heavy & long lasting damage to the environment because to start you will use the surrounding areas wood, which will slowly affect the habitation of the area. Leave the wood for the locals and moving shepherds.
    2. For lighting purpose use a battery charged lantern
    3. Cooking should be done with butane gas burner or any other lightweight burner
    4. Always start a campfire in a enclosed area with stone or mud.
    5. Use the already broken sticks from the jungle and try to keep the fire as small as possible
    6. Put off the fire after a campfire is over and scatter the ashes so that you don’t leave any imprints.

 

 

  1. Wildlife

 

    1. Do not disturb or try to play with the wild animals in the area.
    2. Explore and observe the wildlife from a distance.
    3. Avoid following animals.
    4. Feeding of wild animals should be strictly avoided.
    5. Always pick up any trash so that wild animals do not swallow them.
    6. Avoid wildlife during sensitive times: mating, nesting and raising young ones.

 

 

  1. Other’s company

 

    1. Keep in mind about other visitors.
    2. Enjoy without disturbing and ruining other people’s experiences.
    3. Respect the natives of the areas and tribes.
    4. Try to camp away from other visitors or trails.
    5. Keep your sound low and let the nature’s sound prevail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
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