How do you keep your campsite clean?
- Leave excess waste at home
- Use reusable kitchen items
- Buy collapsible sinks and bins
- Invest in fold-out work surfaces
- Use a ground cloth
- Bring your own camping furniture
- Follow campfire etiquette
A dirty campsite is not just uncomfortable to move around, but can also attract pests and other animals. Besides that, every camper should know to keep the area as you found it — clean and tidy. Even the smallest amount of trash will encourage people to throw more, endangering the wildlife in the area. That’s why if you want to know how to keep your campsite clean, read on.
Leave Excess Waste At Home
To effectively reduce the litter that you bring to the campsite, make it a habit to leave excess packaging at home. This may be the plastic wrapping for the fruits and vegetables, the packaging for the hot dogs, and the like. Make sure to only bring enough portions for the trip to avoid having leftovers.
Use Reusable Kitchen Items
If you want to lessen waste and keep your campsite clean, use reusable kitchen items on your camping trip. From knives, plates, cups, water bottles, and many more — aim to have as little waste as possible.
For example, instead of plastic knives, why not invest in the 4-piece Camping Chef’s Knives Kit? These are sharp and will last a long time. At the same time, you don’t have to keep throwing your used plastic knives. Need plates and utensils to eat in? Check out the Adventure Kings 37 piece six-person picnic set!
Buy Collapsible Sinks And Bins
After eating, immediately wash the dishes to keep your campsite tidy and organized. This can help you prevent attracting unwanted pests. To do so, all you need is the Adventure Kings Collapsible Sink, biodegradable soap, and water. The sink packs away flat for easy storage. You can also buy the Collapsible Dish Rack for easy drying.
Invest In Fold Out Work Surfaces
Do you want to eliminate litter and clutter on your campsite while improving your camping experience? Introducing the Clearview Pantry Kitchen Modular Storage Unit. It comes with a fold-out work surface, a washbasin, and storage compartments. From food to cooking tools — you can store your kitchen needs in one place, so clean up is also easier.
Use A Ground Cloth
Some campers use a tarp to keep their campground clean and dry, but tarps tend to get hot and uncomfortable to walk on. That’s why the solution is to use the Adventure Kings Mesh flooring! The weave will trap sand and dirt, as well as, prevent them from coming back up, keeping your campsite tidy. It won’t absorb heat, so you can stay cool and comfortable even during summer.
The mesh floor is available in different sizes and shapes to fit with your awning.
Bring Your Own Camping Furniture
While there might be logs or rocks that you could use as a temporary chair in your campsite, you wouldn’t want to make unnecessary changes in the surroundings and disturb the wildlife. While convenient, these structures aren’t really comfortable to sit on.
Instead of dragging logs and rocks across the campsite, it’s beneficial to bring your own furniture. This way, you don’t have to worry about putting things back where they were. The Poler Camping Chair is made up of 100% polyester and steel pipe, so it’s sturdy and tough. It’s compact and can easily be set up and packed up within seconds.
Follow Campfire Etiquette
Some campsites allow you to use a campfire ring, or a fire-proof area set directly on the ground for campfires. This framework prevents fires from accidentally spreading outside the perimeter. It’s best to use this area if you need to build a fire, but if there isn’t one, make sure to ask the campsite assistant where you could build one.
When using the existing fire rings, make sure to only use wood that you found on the ground. Burn the wood completely before leaving, and clean up before you go. If there’s no campfire ring, ask the campsite assistant if you can use your own fire pit, like the Adventure Kings Portable Steel Fire Pit. More than just keeping fire off the ground and your surroundings safe, it’s also convenient to set up and pack.
Now that you know how to keep your campsite clean, you can be responsible while camping and overlanding! Make sure to leave no trash behind, and do your best to keep the area as you found it for the next campers and the wildlife. By practicing cleanliness everywhere you go, you can help preserve the cleanliness and beauty of the environment you’ve visited.
If you’re interested in more camping gear, you can view our online store here at Overland Kings Philippines. We only sell the best camping products and carry trusted well-known brands. Made specifically for camping, glamping, and overlanding, we ensure that you will use the things you bought here for years to come! If you need help choosing, you can send us a message and we can help you.