Camping Dangers To Be Aware Of This Summer

camping dangersCamping can be fun, but it can also be dangerous for someone who doesn’t know how to avoid common camping hazards.

For someone who wants to go camping and stay safe, knowing about some of the most common hazards is important. Being prepared is a good way to have a fun, relaxing time out in the woods. 

Fire Danger

The danger of wild fire can be extreme in the summer. To prevent the destruction of park property and to keep campers safe, many parks have strict rules regulating campfires during the dry times of year. Parks may require campers to carry buckets or shovels for extinguishing fires. In areas where campfires are not allowed, campers may need to bring alternative forms of heat or an alternative tool for cooking.  Read more Camping Dangers To Be Aware Of This Summer

The Best Mountaineering Tools for Safer Climbing

Mountaineering gearMountaineering is undoubtedly one of the most exciting activities that a person can take up, but it’s also one of the more dangerous things a hard-core outdoors person can do.

Just one fall can result in a severe injury and potentially even call for emergency responders to visit the scene.

Luckily, the right tools and the best small camping sets can make it easier to handle the unexpected events that may come up when you want a more challenging experience. Read more The Best Mountaineering Tools for Safer Climbing

Backpacking Necessities for Safety and Emergency Situations

Backpacking tipsAn emergency can arise at any time on a hike, and preparation is the key to getting out of many wilderness situations safely.

Whether it’s a scraped knee, an unexpected rainstorm, a wild animal approaching or getting lost on the trails, here are some backpacking essentials to bring along to ensure the safety of yourself and others.

Essential Orientation and Navigation Supplies

Getting lost can quickly escalate into cause for concern, making navigation and orientation tools a must for backpackers. Topographic maps, GPS systems and a compass can be a hiker’s best friends in such situations. While GPS apps may be useful, but don’t rely solely on the technology functioning properly in the wilderness. Of course, knowing how to properly use a compass and having one handy can also be a lifesaver for reading those maps and getting oriented with positioning. Read more Backpacking Necessities for Safety and Emergency Situations

The Do’s and Don’ts of Wildlife Interaction While Camping

Camping and animal interactionsWhether camping in a tent or staying in a luxury RV, campers often spend most of their time outside hiking the local trails, cooking over the fire with a great cooking pot and enjoying late night chats underneath the stars.

While spending all of this time in the great outdoors, there’s bound to be an encounter with the local wildlife. So it’s important to not only stay safe while camping, but know what to do when encountering wildlife while camping.

This guide offers insight into what campers need to know about the do’s and don’ts of interacting with wildlife while camping. Read more The Do’s and Don’ts of Wildlife Interaction While Camping

5 Must See National Parks for Camping Enthusiasts

best national parksSince the creation of the National Park System in 1916, millions of outdoor enthusiasts have conquered trails, waters, and peaks, and rested their heads amid these preserved wilderness areas.

Because each park has so much pristine beauty and adventures to be enjoyed, camping for a few nights, enjoying morning coffee brewed with a great camping coffee pot, can give visitors more time to explore the natural wonders surrounding them.

Though there are some terrific high adventure hiking trails in America, here are five of the best national parks for camping.

Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

Best known for its healing thermal waters, Hot Springs National Park is camper’s paradise. Read more 5 Must See National Parks for Camping Enthusiasts