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Old 07-07-2014, 04:35 PM   #1
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Clean up your butts

Just got back from my second trip out with the new 26BH. Both times after getting the trailer on the lot and set up I had to spend a good 20 minutes going around the camp sites and picking up cigarette buts and bottle caps. First site had several broken beer bottles too. I camp with small kids, but even if I didn't I wouldn't want to have cigarette butts all over.
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Old 07-07-2014, 04:49 PM   #2
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Most smokers I see or know (not all) seem to think the world is their ashtray.
A lady at work had someone toss their butt out the window of the car inn front of her. It somehow lodged at the bottom of her windshield while still lit. Ended up melting a section of the rubber seal and she had to get it replaced.
Couple major fires in the town where I work from people throwing their butts in mulch near townhouses.
I don't get it. If you're going camping to enjoy the outdoors then respect the outdoors also and pick up after yourself.
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Old 07-07-2014, 05:12 PM   #3
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Thanks for getting me started. My biggest pet peeves is the crappy condition that people leave their site. For the first day or so that we camp I pick up bottle caps, cigarette butts, juice box straws & wrappers, zip ties, bread ties, aluminum tent "stakes" ad infinitum. If you really want to send me into orbit, leave a bunch or garbage in the fire pit or better yet, burn all your trash in there too so I can smell the wonderful aroma of burning paper and plastic.

Before we leave the site I make my kids police the area and pick up every tiny scrap of litter. I don't want to be "that guy."
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Old 07-07-2014, 05:42 PM   #4
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These stories make me appreciate the lengths Disney World goes to with keeping their campsites "ultra-clean" at Fort Wilderness!!
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Old 07-07-2014, 05:43 PM   #5
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I occasionally smoke, but I don't throw my butts on the ground or in the streams. They get field dressed and put in my pocket for discarding later. There's absolutely no reason to leave a camp site in a mess, but then I see folks who think nothing of tossing out McDonald's bags full of trash when the get done eating along the roadside and I've seen folks pull out of camp sites without a thought to pick up their trash........I always wonder why it's so hard to put something in a trash bag hanging in a convenient location on the camper or inside.........when I leave my site it's usually in better condition than when I arrived, but then that's just the way I was raised.
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Old 07-07-2014, 05:45 PM   #6
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They (the butt leavers) need a lesson in the "Leave no Trace" principles we teach to Scouts.
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X2 Crabman! You should always leave the site cleaner or at least as clean as you find it. Scouting 101.
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Old 07-07-2014, 06:35 PM   #8
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Just the effects of poor upbringing. No pride just the me me world that we try to leave behind when camping


Dang, you got my back up too!
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Old 07-07-2014, 06:58 PM   #9
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Boy Scout training says " police the site when you leave. It should be in better condition then when you arrived "

I always police my site, and usually find lots of other trash. Camp right after me, and you won't have that problem.
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How about letting their dog take a big dump and they just keep on walking.
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