Appreciate the Environment by Camping

| July 2, 2008

When I first created this blog, I envisioned myself driving around the country in an RV, writing posts from different locations and sharing the RV and green living experience. Camping and RVing are great ways to regain the proper perspective of and respect for our environment. Let’s face it, when you’re on a camping trip, you tend to be mindful of your consumption and your waste.

I browsed through the Go RVing website and my interests were peaked even more. My past camping trips have been nothing more than a one nighter in a tent. Being a gal from the city I didn’t want to throw myself into culture shock by camping for an entire week at a time (It’s best to take these things slowly).

However, in an RV, I think I can manage to spend quite a few weeks, or even months, touring the country, learning new ways to conserve and give back to the environment. Additionally, I could only imagine that when you come back from an extended camping trip, you no longer take things like clean running water, showers, flushing toilets and trash pickup days for granted.

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Felicia is a bit of a tree hugger and likes to share ways to lighten the toxic burden on the environment.

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  1. Felicia says:

    Jaime, my hat is off to you!

    You’re a full-time RVer. That’s wonderful.

    I had to stop by your blog and your website. You’ve got lots of great information!

    I’m going to spend some time going through your articles. I’d love to give the RV life a try. My family thinks I’m nuts, but it sounds like pure adventure to me.

    I wish you the best!

    Felicia

  2. Jaime Hall Bruzenak says:

    While RVs are gas guzzlers, they can also be a way to live green, especially if you boondock or camp without hookups. If your tank of water and battery have to last, you are more conscious of how much you use them. We RVers take Navy showers, wetting down, then turning off the water to soap up, then rinsing. We turn off the water as we brush our teeth. There are many little things we can do that add up to a longer stay and use of fewer resources. It does help to do some modifications to your RV like add a couple of solar panels and an inverter if you will be doing a lot of boondocking.

    Whenever we camp on public lands we always pick up the trash around our site and out of the trails, leaving it a better place for our visit.

    Enjoy!

    Jaimie Hall Bruzenak
    Co-editor of RV Traveling Tales: Women’s Journeys on the Open Road and other RV books