Do you love to boondock? Did you make a New Year’s resolution for 2015? If you answered “yes” to the first question and “no” to the second question, then make a vow to do your part to leave each bookdocking campsite better than you found it in 2015 and beyond. What does that entail? For starters, it means taking everything that you brought to the site with you when you leave (aka Pack it in, Pack it out). That includes things attached to trees and other vegetation, making sure you pull all of your awning and patio stakes out of the ground and, most importantly, taking your garbage with you. I am sure most of you reading this blog practice what I just detailed. However, if we want to continue enjoying the freedom of boondocking, doing your part also includes picking up after less thoughtful people that left their garbage behind, stuff hanging in trees and just a general mess. If we fail to take care of our public lands, then we are very likely to find access restricted the next time we visit.
Doing your part caring for public lands, without them there would be fewer adventures in RVing for me and I suspect you, too!
Pictured: A spacious boondocking site with a gorgeous view along the Snake River just off I-84 in Oregon. However, various user groups had left a mess despite signs to “Pack it in, Pack it out”. I did my part to leave it better than I found it.