A Self-Proctored Exam to Gauge Your Backcountry Impact

Backcountry camping in Scotland. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Low-impact camping doesn't have to mean tiptoeing naked through the forest and not bathing for weeks. But it does involve treading lightly, showing respect for both the surroundings and your fellow enthusiasts, and using common sense. Here, with the friendly yet firm guidance of our friends at the National Outdoor Leadership School, Outward Bound, and the U.S. Forest Service, is a quiz to determine how low your impact actually is.

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