Tips to Keep Your Campsite Safe and Clean
The summer is here and that means its prime time for camping. It’s time to load up the car and hit the road to find relaxation and embrace the outdoors. Camping is great for finding peace of mind and it’s just downright fun. By following these simple guidelines, camping can be an extremely enjoyable experience.
Keeping Your Food Safe
You should always store food away from your tents. Storing and eating food in your tent will attract animals to your sleeping quarters, which in return could prompt the animal to possibly harm your tent or personal items. This tip is especially important when camping in areas where bears live. If bears are close it is a good idea to build a bear hang by fastening your food to a rope and hanging it at least 12 feet high and 4 feet away from the tree.
Building a Fire
You can’t go camping without building a fire. You’ll need fire for warmth, cooking, entertainment, and peace of mind from the unknown. To begin the process, you should create a ring of rocks around the area where you plan to build the fire so you can contain the fire. You should also have a bucket of water, shovel, and a fire extinguisher nearby incase the fire was to spread. When you are ready to start your fire there are a few things you should refrain from doing. Never build a fire near tents, don’t use flammable liquids, and never leave your fire unattended. When leaving the campsite you should always scatter the ashes and embers out, soak with water, stir with a stick, and repeat until the fire is completely out.
Keeping Campsite Clean
Camping can create lots of trash. When you find your camping spot you should instantly set up trash and recycling bags. As everyone starts to unpack, things will inevitably need to be thrown out. Setting up these designated areas for trash will also help keep you organized. Another way for maintaining a clean campsite is to utilize rugs and tarps. Laying old tarps under your tent and rugs at the entry can keep the inside of your tent a little tidier.
The best time to get outside and camp is right now and we have the perfect tools for your outdoors excursions. Equip yourself with a Garmin handheld GPS device and head into the outdoors with confidence. With the new eTrex 30x handheld you can mark and locate your position quickly and precisely and maintain your GPS location even in heavy cover and deep canyons. The eTrex 30x is a perfect tool for you geocaching enthusiasts out there and it’s compatible with some Garmin devices, including our VIRB action camera. Remember to share your camping adventures with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram by using hashtag #HaveNoLimits.
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