Camping Safety

You can’t have fun on your trips unless your well-being is protected with camping tips to keep you out of danger in the great outdoors.

Use a little bit of common sense and a few best practices to make camping safety a top priority to enjoy fun outdoor experiences!

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Camping Safety Statistics

Statistics show some of the most common illnesses, injuries and even deaths are caused by typical camping activities as well as environmental conditions like…

Dangers From Camping Activities

  • Getting Lost
  • Trips/Falls
  • Cuts/Bruises
  • Sprained Ankles/Broken Bones
  • Drowning

Dangers From Nature

  • Wild Animals
  • Falling trees
  • Lightning
  • Avalanche/Landslides
  • Hypothermia/Hyperthermia
  • Dehydration
  • Altitude Sickness
  • Unsafe Food Temperatures/Handling

Camping Safety Guides

Simple precautionary measures will ensure an exciting and safe encounter with nature on your trips! We have in-depth tips on lots of different topics that are important for safe trips.


Camping Personal Safety & Security Tips

If your wellbeing is in jeopardy, you can’t have a positive experience in the great outdoors. Here are tips to keep you and your family out of harm’s way on your trips.

Personal Safety While Camping

These tips will show you how to prepare for your well-being and protect your personal safety while camping.

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Camping Security Protects Valuables From Theft

The welfare of your family and valuables will be protected with a few simple security tips.

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Camping Safety Tips For Families

Camping safety for kids starts with education.

When you plan outdoor activities, prepare for accidents and don’t forget safety equipment … like life jackets … for water activities like fishing, swimming and boating.

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RV Tips 101 For Women Traveling Solo

More women are hitting the road alone to experience RV adventures. These tips will help the single ladies stay safe and secure during their trips.

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Protection From Wildlife

Here’s how to stay protected from the creatures you find in the wilderness.

Safety Tips While Camping In Bear Country

Camping safety tips for kids must include knowing how to enjoy wild animals out of harm’s way … and … understanding what to do if an unplanned meeting with a bear occurs.

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How To Keep Flies, Mosquitoes And Bugs Away While Camping

The Centers For Disease Control (CDC) suggests you check for ticks daily and remove them quickly on camping trips.

Using insect repellent and other innovative techniques will help keep your camp trip free of flies, mosquitoes and other bugs too.

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Safe Food Handling For Campers

Food poisoning is one of the quickest ways to get sick while camped out … but … it is easily avoided with some simple practices.

How To Pack A Cooler

Avoid cross-contamination with raw meats, unsafe cooler temperatures and more with these important cooler packing tips.

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Camping Food Safety Tips

Proper handling of food and water will keep foodborne illness away … hand sanitizer, soap and water are essential!

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Safety During Road Travel

You don’t have to be on a camp trip to experience dangerous situations on the road. Here’s how to protect yourself and your family.

RV Travel Tips For RV Safe Routes

Take care when planning your travel to ensure you are on RV safe routes along your journey.

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Safe Camping Gear, Tools & Resources

Don’t be afraid to use the resources available to campers. Your welfare can be safeguarded by using these tools.

Camping Trip Planner Template

Safe camping trips are planned. One way to have a safe and sound trip is to carefully plan your adventures!

Get a FREE copy of our camping trip planner template.

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Best Camping Apps

Camping apps can promote safe physical activity by helping with way-finding, first aid techniques and more.

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How To Charge Your Phone Without Electricity While Camping

It is important to keep your phone charged on camping trips … even if you are doing a digital detox and only have it for emergency purposes.

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RV Tool Kit Checklist

Road travel can be the most hazardous part of your trip!

Be prepared for emergency situations with specific tools for RV excursions.

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Camping Without Fire: How To Camp With Fire Restrictions

Be sure to follow posted camping safety rules … like using gas stoves and avoiding charcoal … during times of campfire restrictions.

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Fire Starters Camping Enthusiasts Must Have

Whether you need to get fuel burning to start your campfire for pleasure or emergency fire survival, don’t ever leave a fire unattended.

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Ultimate RV And Tent Camping Checklist

Don’t get caught without essential gear on your trips … use a camping checklist!

Make sure your first aid kit is fully stocked before leaving home.

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Camping Safety Tips For Power & Water

Managing your power, water and waste is critical for RV and tent camping.

What To Do With Empty 1lb Propane Bottles

Properly disposing of empty camping propane bottles is important for a clean and healthy environment.

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Propane Refill Near Me

You don’t ever want to run out of propane … especially if that is how you are powering your RV refrigerator!

But, if that does happen to you … we have lots of resources so you can easily find a place to refuel near your camping location.

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DIY Portable Water Tank For RV Boondocking Using Gravity Fill Camping Water Container

Our normal fresh-water capacity is not sufficient for longer boondocking trips so we use a portable water tank to maintain an ample supply for sanitation purposes.

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Best Quiet Generators For Camping

If you are camping without shore power and don’t have solar panels to recharge your batteries, a quiet generator can provide the power you need.

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How To Choose, Use And Maintain The Best RV Battery

If you won’t be hooked up to shore power at your camp spot, you’ll want to make sure your RV batteries are in good condition and totally topped-off before departing on your trip.

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Portable Solar Panels For RV Camping

The best way to re-charge your RV batteries while camping without power in sunny locations is to use portable solar panels.

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Camping In National Forests

Did you know hunting is typically allowed in National Forests?

Prepare to have a safe camping trip by knowing where and what type of activities and rules exist for National Forest campers.

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Weather-Related Camp Safety

Making good decisions about your trip must include weather considerations.

Tips For Camping In The Rain (and hacks so you don’t float away)

Having an enclosed shelter is not the only pointer for safely camping in the rain … check out the rest of our rain camping tips and hacks.

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Winter Camping Clothes

Return home unharmed by protecting your body with the right winter camping clothes and gear.

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How To Stay Warm In A Tent

One of the most critical tent camping safety concerns in the winter is avoiding dangerously low body temperatures.

Learn how to stay warm in a tent even if it is freezing outside!

P.S. It is not just having a good sleeping bag!

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Winter RV Camping Tips

Many recreational vehicles are built for moderate weather conditions so we put together tips for safe winter RV camping.

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Tips For Campers

It takes a little practice to “get good at camping” but newbies may need a little extra help.

RVing Tips For Beginners: Enjoying The Maiden Journey

There are so many things that have the potential to be dangerous for RV beginners but a few logical tips will keep everyone safe and sound on the very first journey.

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Tent Camping Gear List For First Time Campers

Sleeping in a tent is not the only thing new campers need to be aware of before they arrive at the campsite. Make sure you have critical gear before you leave home.

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Limited Mobility Camping: Challenging But Achievable & Worth It

People with limited mobility have special safety concerns while camping. Unlevel ground, slippery surfaces, medical equipment transportation and power demands, medication requirements as well as bodily fatigue and pain can all cause a person to avoid camping completely. We have 9 tips to enjoy great camping experiences for people with limited mobility.

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Socially Distancing On Camp Trips

If you are camping in remote locations, it is pretty easy to stay safe distances from other people. But, what about camping in crowded campgrounds?

Boondocking: How And Where To Go Dispersed Camping

We prefer boondocking on our trips and we have shared a ton of advice on how to do it safely and securely.

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12 Tips To Avoid Crowds In National Parks So You Don’t Go Crazy!

Social distancing during cold and flu season is important for health safety but how is that possible in National Parks when they have over 300 MILLION recreation visits each year?

Use these tips to avoid the crowds during your camp trip to a national park.

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Food Ideas For Camp Trips

Make sure you plan your menu and take the necessary precautions to keep your meals safe and fresh.

If you’re looking for awesome ideas for yummy camping food, you’re in the right place!

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