7 Things You Must Know About Camping Safety Tips
Camping is a fun way to spend time with family and friends. Follow these tips to help ensure your camping trip is safe and secure.
If you are planning to have an escape from the city life and want to bask in the lap of nature, plan a camping trip. Camping involves the use of caravans, tents, a primitive structure or even no shelter at all. It is certainly a matchless fun but there are some tips and guidelines.
Camping is a fun way to spend time with family and friends. For some, it is how they spend breaks and long weekends with the entire family especially that kids love camping. For others, camping could be a totally new experience. But whatever is your perspective at camping doesn’t matter because a newbie or not, you will get a similar experience. Yet, aside from all the fun, one has to make sure that camping is safe and secure. So, we have given you some tips on how to keep safe and secure while camping.
If you an inexperienced camper, become aware of basic safety tips such as bug bites and stings, edible plants, exposure to heat, wind, water and cold, and getting lost. Learn about the area in which you will be staying and purchase a map of the campgrounds/town.
Carry A Survival Kit
Being prepared for all contingencies is the key to a successful camping trip. Equipment like survival knives, water purification tablets, waterproof matches, and flashlights are indispensable items to carry.
Pay attention to local weather conditions before and during your trip and prepare accordingly. Depending where you’re headed, hot summer days can turn into bitterly cold nights, so make sure you have plenty of warm clothing and blankets. Be prepared to take shelter in case of extreme weather.
Be Fire Safe
Make sure there are no current fire restrictions before building any fire, and don’t build a fire if there are strong winds. When you do build a fire, keep it in the fire ring, and make sure there are no flammable items near the fire. Do not use heating devices or candles inside the tent. Never leave your campfire unattended, and keep the area clear of leaves and twigs. Before going to bed, make sure the campfire is property put out by drowning it with water.
Choose A Good Tent
Pick a good tent. It is better to get a tent with guy ropes and those that have bright colors or those with fluorescent tags attached so other people can see the tents even in the dark. There are many different tents that you can choose from so pick those that suit your needs. They also come in varying sizes.
Pitch Your Tent Properly
Before you go to the actual site of the camp, pitch your tent first so you can try it and to avoid stress or worries while on the camp. It would really be a headache if you are already ready for the camping but when you got there, you cannot pitch your tent. Once you have learned the proper way of pitching your tent, take necessary precautions to ensure your safety. Do not pitch under trees for danger of falling branches. Avoid pitching it near the waters too to avoid drowning. Make sure that your guy lines do no obstruct walkways.
Keep your food cold at all times to avoid spoilage and make sure you have plenty of clean drinking water at all times. Do not operate an outdoor stove or grill around another heat source, like a campfire, and only cook in an open, well-ventilated area.