Woodall’s Camping Life Green Tip #2

Finding ways to "green up" your act can be easier than you think. It doesn't always take drastic measures or expensive alterations for green camping. Just looking at some of the little things you do when RVing or camping can get you thinking about some big ideas of your own. Here are some suggestions to get you started: Turn down the thermostat in your trailer or motorhome and use more or thicker blankets, you’ll burn a lot less propane and still be snug. Use organic cleaning products such a vinegar, borax or baking soda instead of harsh chemical cleaners. Save plastic grocery store bags and re-use them as trashcan liners for your under-the-counter coach trashcans when camping. They make excellent pet waste collection bags, too. Take "Navy" showers, turning the water off after an initial pre-wash rinse, and only turning it back on for the final rinse after washing up. Do the same when brushing teeth. Only run the water to get started and to clean up when finished, but not during brushing. Replace or convert as many incandescent light fixtures and bulbs as possible over to compact fluorescent lights (CFLs). Read more articles on green camping. Search for RV campgrounds by state.