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Old 10-15-2014, 09:25 PM   #61
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Camping Etiquette - Lights On? Lights Off?

I had a big fifth with a street side scare light on and it lit up our site. I knocked on the door and asked politely to please turn it off.
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Old 12-20-2014, 10:33 PM   #62
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Stair Light

I leave my stair light on for a number of safety n security reasons. Just like I leave my home front porch lite on all night. I really cannot see how that could possibly hurt or bother anyone. Just my preference.
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Old 12-20-2014, 11:29 PM   #63
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In my opinion, it's like everything else - do it in moderation. A small, not too bright, nightlight is OK. Floodlights, etc. are not. But we've had people with a 100 watt light stuck on a pole between our campers. Left it on all night. That's way too much.
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Old 12-21-2014, 12:06 AM   #64
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My grandpa always said..."When the sun goes down so does the noise and lights"
Of course back then we did not have electric to power up radios or electronic devices
Lanterns could be turned down. And to take a tv camping was unheard of...on & on & on
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Old 12-21-2014, 12:18 AM   #65
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Old 12-21-2014, 08:42 AM   #66
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Those 5 gallon bucket lights are the ones that tick me off. If you see one at a site, you can bet it will be on 24 hrs a day...
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Last summer we were still tent campers, we were in a National Forest campground mid week 3 sites away there were 3 pop ups camping together our first night they ran a generator till midnight lit the place up with all kinds of lights little kids running around screaming till after 11 rocking AC/DC we are usually in bed early because we are avid hikers they weren't the type I wanted to approach about the noise so we endured it.

I'm not quite sure how my alarm on my truck kept malfunctioning at 5 am must have gone off 6-7 times

And no there was no one else really close by so the alarm did not bother others we did complain the next morning and they were much quieter the next night and left the next day.
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Old 12-21-2014, 10:23 AM   #68
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Lights out please, I never could figure out why a campsite needs to be lit up brightly all night long. Do the same campers that do this light up their front yards and leave their front porch lights on at their homes before retiring for the night, if not why do it in the campground
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Last summer we were still tent campers, we were in a National Forest campground mid week 3 sites away there were 3 pop ups camping together our first night they ran a generator till midnight lit the place up with all kinds of lights little kids running around screaming till after 11 rocking AC/DC we are usually in bed early because we are avid hikers they weren't the type I wanted to approach about the noise so we endured it.

As posted earlier I am on the "Lights Out" side of this. However, I just realized I am FAR more bothered by those sharing their musical interests, campfire stories/loud laughter, sports cheers, etc. with the rest of the campground until the wee hours of the morning. Light is easy enough to block out if need be. Sound I cant do much about without creating my own to drown it out.
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We usually leave the scare lights on if the puppies are sleeping outside. Usually we get a spot away from the others when we do that so my dogs don't get "interested" in what's going on at other sites.


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