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Green RV Tips for Green Camping at an RV Park or Campground
By Renee Nicole
Camping is a fun and exciting way to get out of the house and into nature. Also, it is one of the most popular ways to take a vacation, and it’s something the whole family can enjoy. Even though it is a great way to take pleasure in nature, not all camping is ecologically responsible. There are many easy ways to enjoy the outdoors more naturally, and here are some green RV tips.
Green Camping Tip #1
Even when camping in an RV park, observe the golden rule: “If you packed it in, pack it out.” Simply put, if you bring it with you, make sure you bring it out. If you are in a well established RV park, make sure your trash and recycling make it into the proper receptacles. Don’t burn trash as it’s bad for the environment. If you’re in a more rugged campground, be sure to bag up your trash and bring it out with you.
Green RV Tip #2
Observe the second golden rule: “Leave it how you found it.” When you go camping, try to leave as little evidence of your presence as you can. Pitch tents in designated areas, stay on hiking trails, and clean up after yourself.
Green Camping Tip #3
Don’t use disposable dishes, cups and utensils. While they may be easier, green camping calls for reusable dishes.
can be kept in the RV, always ready for your next trip. When you go to wash them, use eco friendly biodegradable soap.
Green RV Tip #4
Shop smart. When stocking up your RV, purchase items with less packaging. Reuse what you can.
Green RV Tip #5
Save energy! A great green RV tip is to add some
RV solar panels
to the roof of your RV. This way, when enjoying the amenities RVing has to offer, you’re doing it in an ecologically friendly way. This could easily eliminate up to 90% of your generator use. If solar panels aren’t an option for you, try to use your electronics less, and be sure to shut them off and unplug when you’re not using them at the RV park.
Green Camping Tip #6
Use multiple cooking sources. The most ecologically friendly way you can cook while camping is over the fire. When you can, set up a grill over the open flame. It’s easy, fun, and the most “natural” way to cook in nature. While it isn’t always feasible to cook everything over an open flame, it is a great way to cook meat, vegetables and other easy items.
Green Camping Tip #7
Use LED flashlights and lanterns. They use less juice than traditional lights but shine plenty of light at an RV park or campground.
So the next time you hit the road, remember these basic, and simple, green camping tips for your next stay at an RV park.
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