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Impact Monster Skit – A Leave No Trace Lesson Plan

A tree with toilet paper on it and a flower - volunteer actors in the Impact Monster Leave No Trace Skit

The most effective way to teach Leave No Trace principles is experiential, by having participants demonstrate the principles to their peers in the context of a hiking, canoeing, or outdoor trip. However, if you need to teach LNT as part of an indoor program targeting families including younger children, role playing …

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Stealth Camping and Pre-existing Campsites

Another pre-existing tent site - adjacent fire ring not shown

Stealth Camping has become a fashionable term in backpacking circles, but I’m convinced that most people don’t know what it means. They confuse it with pre-existing campsites, which are very different. Stealth Campsites Most stealth campsite have never been used before. They’re called stealth campsites because: No one should be able to …

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Has Leave No Trace Failed?

The Crying Indian: Keep America Beautiful

Click for Video of the Crying Indian: Keep America Beautiful I hate to say it, but I have a nagging feeling that the entire Leave No Trace movement is dead. DOA. No one except the Boy Scouts of America seems to teach it anymore and the only mention you ever …

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Leave No Trace Camping

Compressed Leaves Where I Slept Under My Tarp

One of my facebook readers left a comment yesterday, questioning why anyone would bury the ash generated by a wood stove (see my Solo Wood Stove Review) when it would naturally dissipate on its own. Burying my ashes is one of the things I do to practice Leave No Trace …

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