Anyone who spends a lot of time in the great outdoors has probably heard of the “Leave No Trace” ethic. These principles are a set of guidelines that help keep you safe outdoors and reduce the impact of human activity in the areas that you’re exploring, preserving them for others to enjoy in the future.
How To Have A “Leave No Trace” Adventure Wedding
So what are these principles and how can you apply them to your adventure wedding?
Research the area you plan to visit and the route you plan to take and check out the weather forecast. Pack for all conditions and don’t forget safety equipment too. And have a plan B in case you can’t reach your intended destination.
Stick To Marked Trails
Keeping on marked trails and only camping in designated areas will help reduce soil erosion. If you’re worried about the trails being crowded, research when the quieter times are.
Be Waste Conscious
Take all of your waste with you – including food waste. Even biodegradable waste can be harmful to wildlife.
Leave It As You Found It
Don’t alter the natural environment in any way and leave natural objects as you find them. Resist the urge to carve your initials in rocks or tree trunks.
Campfires can be very romantic but they can also be very damaging to the environment. Only make campfires where they are permitted and make sure that you have put them out completely before you leave.
Don’t approach or feed any wildlife, even if they seem friendly. Human contact and foods not part of their natural diet can be harmful to their health and natural behaviours.
Be Considerate Of Others
Be respectful of other people. They might not be getting married, but they have still journeyed out to a location to experience it just like you. Give them the courtesy of being able to take their pictures and they are more likely to give you space to take yours.