I’ve been shopping for new gear for 2016 and something is bugging me…
So here’s my call out to manufacturers and users of tents and sleeping bags and camp stoves and other camping gear. All outdoor folk who love nature. (Hopefully that includes you.)
Stop advertising gear with images that clearly violate the Leave No Trace ethic.
Stop glamorizing these violations.
Instead, set great examples of people camping using LNT principles.
Dude. What are you talking about?!
More specifically, I’m talking about images of camps set up right on the sides of lakes. They’re so pretty, but they’re so… wrong.
Please stop posting photographs of tents pitched less than 200 feet from idyllic lakes. Less than 100 feet from lakes. Less than 50 feet from lakes!
What’s the problem with camping near water?
I’d like to camp right by the water. It doesn’t seem… continue reading