How to be a responsible towards Nature !
If you are outdoor person, it is expected of you to be someone who respects nature, you will probably always looking for ways that you can help reduce your impact on the environment when hiking , trekking and camping in the alpine regions . Here are some important and creative ways that you can help preserve the natural aesthetics of our natural heritage making it a fun and memorable experience.
1. Don’t make your own path through wild areas, stick you the beaten trek path.
2. Use designated campsites and please don’t establish undisturbed wildlife areas in secluded or private spots.
3. Leave no trace (LNT) : What you bring along , you take it back. One of the major principals of responsible camping is simply that you should leave no trace and that you should not leave anything behind or take anything with you when you go. Leave the place better than you found. Take only pictures and leave no footprints
4. Do not cut trees, damage plants; pluck flowers, herbs around the site for any purposes.
5. Keep water sources clean : By keeping local water sources clean , we make sure to minimize our impact on the nature . Do not use any detergents, soaps, or toothpastes within 100 feet of a water source.
6. Do not go for defecation in open, use designated toilet tents or in case not available dig a Cat pit.
7 . Wildlife: It is wonderful to appreciate the beauty of wild animals from afar but do not tread upon their territory or try and engage with them.
8. Conserve water: while washing the dishes, filling up a personal water bottle, or boiling water for meals, there are always ways that you can help save water! Scrape food off the plates entirely before washing them, filling up the sink etc you can dramatically decrease the amount of water you use day to day.
9. Bury all Biodegradable waste - It is not acceptable to simply cover up toilet waste with vegetation or rocks. Use a shovel to dig a hole for burying the waste . And bring back all Non Biodegradable wastes to the road head for proper disposal , including Tampons and sanitary pads as they are non biodegradable and if buried animals will dig them out .
10. Take care of your tents: never smoke inside the tents as they are made of nylon which is highly inflammable. DO not damage your tent with blades and scissors