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Old 03-18-2013, 11:37 AM   #21
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I don't think anyone has mentioned this yet, but I hate when people leave trash in the firepits. Last year we were camping in a little Forest Campground in the UP of Michigan and we had to move mid-week to a different spot in the same campground. The campsite we moved to someone had left food (!!), used tin foil, empty beer boxes, etc in the fire pit. Of course, it was no longer in the fire pit as some of it had been dragged out and around the campsite.

As to why we had to move, someone had placed a dead animal in a plastic shopping bag and thrown it in back of the campsite next to us. The smell was nasty!!

All I kept thinking was, this is BEAR country!! Why would anyone leave food laying in their firepit when they left??? Or for that matter, bag up a dead animal behind a campsite?
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:42 AM   #22
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As a retired scouter we always told the youth to leave the campsite in better shape them when they found it. Before we left camp we would all line up and sweep the site picking up any thing that was left on the ground.
X 2 .........which we always did & still do.........

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Old 03-18-2013, 02:54 PM   #23
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Yep. Every time we would go camping, I would p/u the butts and wrappers, pick the half burned cans out of the fire ring....etc. It's the first thing I would do. Now we're seasonal, so I have to add cut the grass, weed wack, maintain deck, plant stuff, etc. It's a little more upkeep, but I never have to pack and unpack.
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:09 PM   #24
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Yep. Every time we would go camping, I would p/u the butts and wrappers, pick the half burned cans out of the fire ring....etc. It's the first thing I would do. Now we're seasonal, so I have to add cut the grass, weed wack, maintain deck, plant stuff, etc. It's a little more upkeep, but I never have to pack and unpack.
"I have to add"... wait, that means you still have to do the picking up. Are YOU the one leaving that stuff in your fire ring?
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:39 PM   #25
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X 2 .........which we always did & still do.........


Same here
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:25 PM   #26
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Clean camp

Now my wife can see there are more like me
Not only do I pick up my spot, but if the ones beside me are empty I clean them too!
Ciggerett butts are the worse, then pull tabs. I do metal detecting so pull tabs are a pet peve of mine. Yeah I hate it when they cant even get the butt into the fire ring.
Wife cut her foot on some glass last sumer, after cleaning it and putting a bang aid on it I told her she really ought to wear shoes
Fooling around in the water so she took her shoes off.
Well, I guess I'll keep cleaning, somebody's gotta do it. jdadoug
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:29 PM   #27
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When we camp, we try to leave it cleaner than when we arrived. Not to the point of picking up others cigarette butts but soda tabs, bottle tops, pieces of paper, etc. Nothing worse than a smoker throwing a butt out the window driving down the road.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:36 PM   #28
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We carry a broom. I pick up stuff when we first arrive, or the next day. Today I saw where some considerate camper left his burned coals on the site for the next couple - how nice! Most of the time, the sites are clean. Our best experience was at Sedona, AZ. The cleanup committee drove to the site minutes after the rv pulled out!
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:48 PM   #29
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When I get to where I am going I get out look over my site .Then when I leave I hook up pull out then I get back out and check out everything before I leave
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:11 PM   #30
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We camp in state park campgrounds. In recent years Ohio has been hit hard with budget cuts, so even a little bit of effort goes a long way toward keeping the grounds looking the way we've been used to.
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