Most campervans trips take place in the wilderness, in the midst of natural parks and remote areas, and that is why it is extremely important that our Indie community follow a couple of protocols, to generate the least environmental impact as possible and to enrich camping as a sustainable option for travellers worldwide.
Parking and overnight stays
When planning your trip, we thoroughly advise you to look in advance for the camping rules of the country or countries you intend to visit. Most natural areas or parks don't allow overnight stays and therefore always make sure you have either a free or a private campsite to spend the night. For quick day stops along the way, please be aware of no-parking signs. Some of the most used tools to locate campsites are freecampsites, allstays pro, compendium.
Any trip - no matter how sustainable - will inevitably result in the production of waste and an environmental footprint. The only appropriate place to dump trash - including the contents of a camping toilet - is special dumping stations. The contents of a chemical tank can harm the environment; no bathroom waste should be disposed of in natural areas, not even in streams and rivers. If you are traveling with pets, always carry poop bags. You can find more information about camping toilets here. For sustainability on the road tips, check the link here.
Campfires and smoke
First of all, it is important to make sure campfires are allowed wherever you are camping. Also, always check your surroundings to understand if lighting a campfire is appropriate. Weather conditions and inflammable objects nearby can always interfere. It is also important to remember that campfires are not waste containers and, thus, trash should only be disposed of at dumping stations. Lastly, never leave a fire camp unattended: always put out the fire when you leave.