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3. Use Biodegradable Soap
To clean your dishes or if you plan to have a wash, make sure to bring soap that’s not going to harm the environment and wash upstream, never in still water. An all-in-one unscented soap will work for your hair, body, clothes and dishes, so it’s a great option to keep things simple.
4. Stick to the paths
When you stray off the designated trails or campsites, you risk crushing plants, disrupting the local wildlife and contributing to soil erosion in the area. You might feel inclined to explore an area without a trail, but if everyone started doing it, it’s going to take a long time for the land to heal.
5. Don’t feed wildlife
As tempting as it is to share your lunch with the cute wild visitors, just don’t it. You disrupt the natural ecosystem, it can spread disease, encourage animals to become reliant on humans, or you could be injured. Keep a respectful distance and appreciate the wildlife as it should be, wild.