Wild camping is gorgeous, especially if you have found a wonderful place that promises loneliness and tranquility. There is nothing worse than having to clear away the dirt and garbage of its predecessors, or the smell of extractions spoils your fun. Unfortunately, I have already found such places and would have screamed out loud with sadness, anger and disappointment. It is therefore understandable that there are countries in which wild camping is no longer permitted. But in order not to increase the number of these countries, I have decided to write down a few rules for wild camping.
“Respect our nature and all living beings! Respect planet earth!”
1. Know the law of the country
Make sure that wild camping is allowed in the country you are travelling. Some countries have high penalties and are very strict. There are other places where it is often tolerated. Other countries do not have any restrictions. To avoid getting in conflict with the law you should inquire beforehand.
2. Private properties
Avoid camping on private properties, if you are not sure ask somebody or look for another place.
Keep quiet, no loud music, the wild animals will thank you and maybe your human neighbour as well. And with a little luck you might see a wild animal and not only the neighbour! 😉
4. Camp fire
An open fire is a wonderful thing. You can make your food and keep yourself warm. And of course it is very romantic. But anyway make sure that it is allowed. In a lot of countries, open fires in the nature are forbidden by law, especially in the dry season. Never risk a forest fire and thus the life of humans and animals. Respect our environment!
Don’t waste water – it is one of the most treasurable ressources we have on our planet.
Take ALL your waste with you and separate it. Try to avoid using plastic or aluminium, instead use glass or recyclable paper bags or mugs made from stainless steel. I always use the one’s from Klean Kanteen. They have bottles in various sizes, food container and as well thermo vacuum bottles .