Low trace

Fire damage to a rock.
Pointing out the extent of the fire damage to this rock. A poorly placed fire cracked this rock, the secondary effect was the winter weather freeze thaw action that shattered it. The tertiary effect is that other people see this damage and light their own fire here, over time this unspoiled place will have an ugly fireplace as its center piece.

 

This is a complex subject to get across but an important one and one I am passionate about.  Simply put, while traveling and camping in the wildes of Norway it’s possible to do damage that contributes to, or even starts, a gradual distruction of the environment you enjoyed.  The law goes a long way towards stoping dramatic acts of distruction but staying within it does not guarantee that you will leave no trace.  Some people assume no trace skills are for the hardy expedition team in some remote corner of the world; not so, no trace skills are most important on or just off the beaten path, where many others will see the impact you left.

Call it no trace camping, or sustainable travel; the theory and philosophy are a pretty dry topic and thought provoking.  On the lighter side the hard skills, many of which are lifted from military practice, are fun to learn and rewarding to do.

I put alittle no trace theory and practical in much of what I do – particularly the multi day tours.  Additionally I run specific no trace work shops where you can get a head full of theory and your hands on some practical skills.