If you’ve been camping long enough, you’ll end up with a list of things that you don’t particularly enjoy about camping.
This blog post is going to highlight some of my personal pet peeves about camping, and it can also help you for your next camping trip.
Pet peeve #1 – A filthy campsite
Nobody likes turning up to a campsite that’s filled with other people’s trash. It’s both selfish and harmful for the environment.
When you go camping, please clean up before you leave – it doesn’t take too long and will ultimately provide a better camping experience for everyone else.
Pet peeve #2 – People not pulling their weight
Camping with a group of people can be a lot of fun, but not when they don’t pull their weight when it comes to things like preparing meals, starting fires, and cleaning up.
Sometimes it can be a good idea to declare in advance that people must prep their own meals beforehand, but you’ll often find someone in the group that doesn’t want to get their hands dirty.
If you’re going to camp with a group, make sure everyone is aware of their roles and responsibilities. After all, camping with a group is a social activity and requires everyone to do their part. Even if you have the best camping accessories, you should always prepare and use them as a team.
Pet peeve #3 – People that refuse to use an outhouse
Outhouses are there for a reason. That reason is so nobody will find your nastiness somewhere other than an outhouse.
You’d be surprised how many times I’ve come across a disgusting sight near the campsite, whether near a stream or in a plastic bag hanging from a tree.
This one is plain wrong, especially when people first don’t use an outhouse, then don’t clean up after themselves.
Pet peeve #4 – Lack of respect for nature
Whether it’s hunting animals for fun or not looking after the environment, some people have a severe lack of respect for nature.
I’ve come across people who purposefully killed animals for the fun of it while on a trail, and others who don’t take their trash to a recycling center.
Respect is important people, not just for other humans, but for the environment and animals too!
Pet peeve #5 – Loud, drunk groups
It’s perfectly fine to have a fun time with your buddies while camping, but be courteous to others around you on the campsite.
Not everyone wants to hear your terrible music on full blast when they’re trying to sleep, nor do they want to be disturbed by people who have had way too much to drink.
So again, about the whole respect aspect in pet peeve #4, please respect other people!