What is your LNT plan?
What do you plan to do at Freezer Burn? How are you going to do it without leaving a trace?
Here are some things to consider:
SMOKERS – What are you going to do with your cigarette butts? Have a canister ready. Mint tins are a great option. Better yet, bring a couple extras to gift to your fellow smokers. Have an empty coffee tin at your camp for when visitors need to butt out.
CAMPERS – Do you plan to brush your teeth or wash dishes? Cook with water? Where do you plan to spit or put your grey water when you are done? It must not be dumped on the ground. Empty water cooler jugs with a funnel in the spout are great for this purpose. You can cap them and carry them out when you leave.
NIGHT TIME TRAVELLERS – Where are those glow sticks going to go? Are you going to be able to keep track of them if you are just hanging on to them in your hand? Have an effective way of attaching them to yourself. Keep a large ziplock bag in your backpack or pocket for random trash.
DRINKING FROM A CAN? Keep an eye on each other. If you see someone’s drink receptacle hit the ground, call him out. Who’s got the blue bag? Every camp should have one.
HAVE YOU ASSIGNED LEAVE NO TRACE DUTIES IN YOUR CAMP? When you have an agreement to keep your camp clean daily, you’ll have little to clean up at the end. All campmates should do a sweep of your camp before you leave the site. The LNT Team publishes a MOOP map after every Freezer Burn. If your camp fails to Leave No Trace more than once, you may be denied future Theme Camp privileges, or worse.
You get the idea…
It’s a seemingly infallible rule of human behavior. MOOPing begets MOOPing. The more people MOOP, the more people will think it’s okay to do so.
If you have any innovative ideas or would like to contribute, please email freezerburnLNT@gmail.com.