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Eco Camping California

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You manage to drag yourself off the couch, congratulations! You’ve packed up your ride and are heading out to your favorite “secret” spot. Anticipation builds as you arrive and pull into the empty lot. Your heart sinks however when you discover that your once pristine camp spot has been transformed into the new town dump. An old lawn chair, candy wrappers and beer cans litter the area that you once loved. Impromptu fire rings are strewn about and armies of weekend warriors have trampled your favorite meadow into a dust bowl.


duh… DON’T BRING THE CITY TO THE WILDERNESS. The noise, the soda cans, the beer bottles, the fast food wrappers, the broken plastic crap. The disposable society we have created now makes us all too LAZY. Getting off your ass and outdoors means you need to take some responsibility. You get some much needed exercise, breathing fresh air, and become a new person while discovering new destinations and awesome terrain.

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Litterbugs include many types of folks: disruptive teens, toothless alcoholic contractors, local yolkels, urban mishaps, gangster wanna-bes, home boys, totally oblivious yuppies & even uneducated families…

let’s keep the trash, the diapers & tagging in the cities!

EDUCATION is key on this matter & it starts right here with you.
Please pass along good outdoor ethics!

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tread lightly wilderness trail crews

Seems you can’t go deep enough. The further into the forest you go, you still seem to see it – evidence of neglect for our land. In every outing these days, we constantly notice tons of litter and graffiti. Deliberate disrespect for the open spaces and valued wilderness lands. What is going on here?

Please report graffiti in action to the local law enforcement or nearest rangers office! Or better yet, get them on video and post it on YouTube.com

Garbage while Camping
What’s the worst that can happen?
Misuse and sheer disregard is how OUR lands get closed (by OUR OWN government). Closed off forever, turned into ‘off limit’ roadsĀ and more totally closed wildernesses, that only can be explored on foot. OHVs, dirt bikes, 4x4s need to realize their overall impact on natural habitats could have a detrimental effect on these lands. There is a balance. Play wisely. This includes all the red necks with guns too.

STORY: San Berdu takes action on illegal dumping


King of Litter?

Originally uploaded by danamight

Graffiti, Soda Cans, and Cigarette Butts are a nuisance to nature.

As more and more office drones venture from their cubicles and out onto the unbeaten path, they leave behind the remnants of their bold treks for all to see. Refuse, human waste, smoldering campfires and crushed flora from selfish tent placements and trail blazing destroy our fragile eco-system and pollute the environment for years to come.

  • Be cautious walking around to avoid destroying the fragile ecosystems, such as meadows, seedlings, wildlife & wildflowers.
  • Pick up all your trash & even some left behind by previous campers. Leaving the camp or picnic site in better condition than you found it.

Below are some simple tips that, coupled with common sense, will enable you to stop being part of the problem and start being part of the solution!

Cleaning Up Litter

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Garbage on the Back Roads
Wilderness Ethics

Litter seems to be nearly everywhere. Although there are trash cans at most campgrounds & developed picnic areas, some lazy folks still seems oblivious to the fact that their ignorance is causing an eye sore for the rest of us. Does that bunny rabbit really need to look at your abandon water bottle in the bushes, for the next 7 years?

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Remove Trash while Camping & Picnicking

  • Pack it In; Pack it Out, means if you bring it out there, please take it back home (or to a proper garbage disposal site).
  • Bring work gloves when camping; do messy job faster and have clean hands
  • Bring trash bags or cardboard boxes for storing trash for transport
  • Take out some litter; Leave the camp or picnic site cleaner than you found it
  • Use existing campsites & fire rings to prevent impacting new areas
  • Pitch tents in cleared camp spots only (when primitive camping)
  • Do not set a tent up in a meadow. It’s a fragile environment

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tread lighty
leave no trace
and always leaveĀ the site nicer than you found it

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