Wilderness area not a public dump…..RANT!!!!

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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5228 posts
Bee Keeper

@thumpurr:  I’ve had the exact same thoughts while walking my dogs on the local walking trail……garbage thrown helter skelter in the brush TWENTY FEET FROM A GARBAGE CAN. Its just the height of laziness and disrespect.  I’d hate to see what these people’s houses look like…

Post # 5
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2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

It’s really bad when people can’t pick up after themselves.  I hate when I see people throw garabge out their window driving on the highway.  When we go to the Florida Panhandle there are beer cans everywhere on the beach because people can’t be bothered to hang on to their trash while they walk 2 minutes to the garbage can.  We always take ours bach and pick up as much as we can from what other people leave behind.

Post # 6
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753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

last backpacking trip i did in the beautiful maroon bells area….i spotted a half assed attempted at burying used pads, so gross! pack it out! the trailhead was only 1.5 miles away!

Post # 7
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1749 posts
Bumble bee

I can’t even fathom being raised that way!

 

It’s always been so obvious to not leave your garbage everywhere. I’ve even ridiculously messy in my own house. I go to the lake? We fish out the bags that other people let blow in. It’s not hard!

 

I will admit, there was one time where we had an unfortunate latrine situation on a field trip when I was like, 13. I refused to use the latrine they made us build and dug my own little pee spot. I may have left a toilet paper square or two buried there.

 

I was young. I couldn’t do it after the lecture they gave us about bringing the used tampons to a mom with a big plastic bag. My 13 year old self panicked. Alas.

Post # 8
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Newbee

@thumpurr:  

Ugh, disgusting. 

I never litter if I can help it. Sometimes I will toss a compost item in the bushes when there isn’t a trash can, but never anything that won’t break down within a week or whatever. One of my friends carries bags around for picking litter up… Somerimes I have to stop her, because a few things she really should not touch. It amazes me the things people will throw on the ground, and you KNOW that they knew they were being disgustingly lazy.

My county has a program where certain clubs and business “adopt” part of the road, and I guess they regularly pick up garbage, because it is usually quite clean in most areas. It is very nice!:-)  

Post # 9
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5199 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Agreed!!!!!

Leave no trace people.  I’ve had to pack out garbage left by other dumb jerks from the back country.  That said, I feel like people in my area of the world are usually really good about it.

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