Summer Camping Safety Tips

Nowadays most of the people prefer camping trips in trailers, or tents or in a RV as camping encompasses more freedom, fun, and recreation than, any other kind of outing during the holidays. Therefore, if you plan to go for a camping trips this summer then follow the safety guidelines so that you and your family will not only enjoy the trip but also make it a memorable one that will last for a lifetime. These tips will keep your near and dear ones safe throughout the trip. It is true that these safety tips have relation to common sense but there is no harm in brushing up the details as a reminder of the precautionary measures.

 

In summer, some of the states restrict the use of camping stoves in areas that are vulnerable to high fire. Therefore, before selecting the camping destination ensure that such kind of restriction does not apply to that place which can not allow get a campfire area during your camping.

 

There are some safety tips that you have to follow during every camping trips and those mostly relate to safety measures while you are in the camp. First, ensure that the cooking area has proper lighting arrangement so that you have proper lights while cooking your food. Do not use the cooking appliances if the weather is windy or if it is raining. Do not leave the cooking area if the stove is on and the pans are on the lit stove. Leave the place only when you have turned off the stove and the pans have cooled down. Always maintain an area of nearly three foot as a zone that is child free in your cooking area. Do not clutter the cooking area or the campfire area with materials that are inflammable or with items that do not have flat base as it may tip over.

 

You should include pots and pans with lids and a fire extinguisher in your camping items. Clean all the dry pine needles and other leaves from the area where you will cook. Do not use water to extinguish the fire containing grease and avoid moving the pans with hot oil. If you are comfortable in moving hot pans with oven mitts then there is no problem otherwise let the pan cool before moving it from the stove. Always carry tents that are flame retardant and use flashlights or lanterns that work on battery inside the tent or in places that are enclosed.

 

Choose the campfire area that is free of any kind of vegetation. The best option is to use the fire pit provided in most of the camps. Extinguish the campfire with water or mud before going to bed and keep your pets far from the areas where there is fire like the cooking area and the campfire area. If you go for hiking always, carry water and food and if you use a RV do not park it over any kind of dry vegetation, as it may become the cause for a fire. Gather all the information about the animals in the camping area and the method of defense against them and share this with your family members so that they can protect themselves if attacked by the animals. This is especially necessary for areas haunted by bears.