All About Camping: Setting Camp
Most if not all campgrounds set some rules and regulations for every guests and campers to make your camping experience safe and worthwhile. These rules were made to prevent unnecessary accidents, preserve nature, and to promote relaxing outdoor experience to all visitors.
As with every large group, rules have to be put in place to promote a conducive environment for the co-existence of all campers within the campgrounds. Wether seasoned or novice campers, you are assured to have an enjoyable and peaceful stay if you are willingly open minded to follow these sets of rules.
When camping, The fundamental rule is to respect the set rules provided by any given campsites. There is a maximum number of people allowed per campsite or even the number of pets allowed. With regards to your stay at our campgrounds, be sure to:
Set Up Camp in Established Places
It might seem like common sense but setting up camp isn't second nature to everyone.
There are areas in campgrounds that have been set aside for the sole purpose of building camp sites. Where established, do not try to alter these sites and create sites of your own. Simply set up your tent to your designated camping slots only.
Avoid Setting Camp in Unpredictable Places
When we say unpredictable, these are places within a campground where campers must not pitch their tents because it poses high risks or danger. These refer to unestablished grounds such as muddy, landslide prone areas, and river streams. Setting camp in the middle or beside a river can pose high risk of getting into a dangerous situation such as flash floods. These can happen without warning and most of the time causing tragic accident.
Be Mindful & Adhere To Posted Speed Limits
Please be mindful when driving towards your designated camping areas within the site. Also take extra care when negotiating through muddy terrain to avoid getting stuck. Keep your speed slow, the campgrounds are public areas set for recreation and are therefore filled with children playing or riding bikes and people walking their dogs.
It is imperative that these limits are obeyed as exceeding them can mean life or death for you and fellow campers. Other than endangering lives, you may also end up kicking up dust against other campers.
Just keep it slow and you'll be good to go.
Camp Ethics: Noise Control
To make our camping experience worthwhile, there are some basic rules and guidelines we must follow in consideration to other campers wherever we are. Like them, they also want to have the most amazing experience at the camp and therefore, we have to be patient in understanding and applying camp rules set for everyone. One must be open minded when camp marshals approach you and remind you to keep our music or noise down or to gently remind you about the rules and guidelines. Just a general reminder to all campers to keep noise to a minimum level to give curtesy to other campers. This article might help in knowing these ethical norm expected of us when we go camping.
One of the main reasons why people go camping is to get ample quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Ironically, noise is usually one of the biggest complaints from campers. As such, as a responsible camper you should:
Keep Reasonable Noise Levels Even During the Day
As a civilized human being sharing space with others, the reasonable thing to do is to acknowledge their presence and be thoughtful about your actions.
You should therefore always keep noise at a minimum unless you are out in the forest, during which it is advisable to make noises to keep wild animals at bay.
While playing music is not prohibited, you should practice your own enjoyment without imposing on others. There's a good chance your neighbors may be non-music lovers or they simply may not have the same taste as you in music.
Furthermore, while you might be out there with friends, you need to consider that some have their kids with them. In the same manner, you should also be thoughtful when carrying out your early morning activities so that you do not interfere with campers who intend to start their day much later.
Obey Quiet Hours
If you are staying at a campground, the designated quiet hours usually run from 11pm to 6am. During this period, most campers want to sleep in order to be well rested for the next days' activities. As a responsible camper, you ought to be aware of your noise levels when talking or laughing way into the night. Voices usually carry as tents do not have the ability to contain noises so refrain from raising your voice. Additionally, noise from electronics be it a radio or a television should not emit beyond the restrictions of your campsite. Remember that you are sharing space with others so be sure to keep the volume to a minimum.
All About Camping
All About Camping is an integrated camping magazines that aims to share and promote responsible camping in the Philippines. The postings talks about different aspect of outdoor recreation including product reviews and features of selected campgrounds owned and operated by Windfarm Group.
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