Principle Blog Series: Part 5 of 7-Minimize Campfire Impacts

Minimize Campfire Impacts is the 5th of 7 Leave No Trace Principles.  If you close your eyes and think about some of your earliest camping experiences, there is a good chance that a campfire is included in your reflection.  It is important to note that Leave No Trace is not against campfires, but please be aware of responsible practices.

Some other points to consider about Minimizing Campfire Impacts are:
  • Campfires can cause lasting impacts to the backcountry. Use a lightweight stove for cooking and enjoy a candle lantern for light.
  • Where fires are permitted, use established fire rings, fire pans, or mound fires.
  • Keep fires small. Only use sticks from the ground that can be broken by hand.
  • Burn all wood and coals to ash, put out campfires completely, then scatter cool ashes.
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Explore Responsibly…Kate and Tracy