CAMP SITE RULES
BEFORE YOU GO
To have the least impact on the environment you need the right equipment.
A gas or fuel stove
A good quality tent (with sewn in floor and poles).
A spade for digging a toilet hole (we can supply).
Take cans not bottles (they squash down and are easier to take out).
Remove excess wrapping from food.
A basic first aid kit.
An insulating mat and synthetic sleeping bag.
Always carry enough drinking water
for the entire trip. Take purifying tablets or boil water for at least 5 minutes.
Take garbage bags
or we will supply them.
Fuel or gas stoves are more environmentally friendly.
Observe fire restrictions
and use existing sites where possible.
Be sure to extinguish the camp fire with water and soil.
Keep flammable material well away from the campsite.
light a fire where flames are likely to damage nearby vegetation.
Use driftwood rather than green vegetation.
River bends are likely to provide a good supply of driftwood.
The convenience of being able to choose a campsite is not always possible on most rivers. Given you do have some choices there are a few things to consider. Camp at least 20 metres away from the river and clear of any vegetation that is likely to drop. Ensure that you leave your camp site as you found it or better if possible.
burn or bury rubbish. BRING IT BACK
TOILETS AND WASHING
In areas without toilet facilities bury your faecal waste a minimum of 50 metres from your campsite, well away from the river and at least 15 cm. deep (we can supply a spade).