Top 5 Tips for Green Family Camping

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Roughing it isn't for everyone, but if you enjoy communing with Mother Nature, you surely want to be kind to her at the same time. There's no better place to practice your Earth-friendly ways than in the midst of nature.

Hiking into a campsite full of empty beer bottles and chicken bones is pretty disheartening. The old saying, "Take only pictures, leave only footprints," is something that should be observed by every outdoor recreationalist. And there's more to it than just picking up after your lunch or dinner. There are probably some things you were doing that you didn't realize were harming the great outdoors. Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here are some tips to green up your next camping trip.