Putting out the fire

When leaving the campsite, we must be absolutely sure, that the fire was thoroughly put out. Even if you've covered the fire place, it may be, that under the layer of sand or earth there were carbides still glowing in the ash. They can cause a forest fire. When preparing your breakfast on the day of your march, try to use as little fuel as possible and check it afterwards, if every piece of wood burned down.

When the fire burns out for good, crush all unburned pieces like this, so that only a pile of ash remains. When the ash cools down, scatter it and bury it in the ground. make sure, that there was nothing left on the surface of the turf after the fire. Cover the burned area with earth and level it. Place a piece of turf on it. If you have made a stone circle around the fire, scatter the stones and cover them with leaves. Fill the gap between the cut piece of turf and the rest of the turf with soil and grass, so that it does not stand out from a distance. To better mask the place after the fire, scatter the leaves around. Put any unburned leftovers in a plastic bag and take it with you. You can burn them later or throw them away.

Many areas of unspoiled nature are prone to degradation due to the mishandling of tourists, who leave behind rubbish and rubbish. They not only destroy the natural beauty of the landscape, but they can pose a threat to animals, contribute to the death of plants, become the cause of forest fires and water pollution. All the places, which you visited, you should leave it in its original state, especially campsites. In some protected areas it is forbidden to light fires or dig latrines. These rules must be strictly followed, because they are dictated by care for the preservation of the natural environment. By following them, we enable communing with the unspoiled nature of this, who will come for us. For the same reasons, do not leave any food residue behind, for they attract wild animals.