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
- Sprained Ankles/Broken Bones
Dangers From Nature
- Wild Animals
- Falling trees
- 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.
These tips will show you how to prepare for your well-being and protect your personal safety while camping.
The welfare of your family and valuables will be protected with a few simple security tips.
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.
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.
Protection From Wildlife
Here’s how to stay protected from the creatures you find in the wilderness.
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.
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.
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.
Avoid cross-contamination with raw meats, unsafe cooler temperatures and more with these important cooler packing tips.
Proper handling of food and water will keep foodborne illness away … hand sanitizer, soap and water are essential!
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.
Take care when planning your travel to ensure you are on RV safe routes along your journey.
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.
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.
Camping apps can promote safe physical activity by helping with way-finding, first aid techniques and more.
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.
Road travel can be the most hazardous part of your trip!
Be prepared for emergency situations with specific tools for RV excursions.
Be sure to follow posted camping safety rules … like using gas stoves and avoiding charcoal … during times of campfire restrictions.
Whether you need to get fuel burning to start your campfire for pleasure or emergency fire survival, don’t ever leave a fire unattended.
Camping Safety Tips For Power & Water
Managing your power, water and waste is critical for RV and tent camping.
Properly disposing of empty camping propane bottles is important for a clean and healthy environment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The best way to re-charge your RV batteries while camping without power in sunny locations is to use portable solar panels.
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.
Weather-Related Camp Safety
Making good decisions about your trip must include weather considerations.
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.
Return home unharmed by protecting your body with the right winter camping clothes and gear.
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!
Many recreational vehicles are built for moderate weather conditions so we put together tips for safe winter RV camping.
Tips For Campers
It takes a little practice to “get good at camping” but newbies may need a little extra help.
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.
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.
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.
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?
We prefer boondocking on our trips and we have shared a ton of advice on how to do it safely and securely.
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.
Food Ideas For Camp Trips
Make sure you plan your menu and take the necessary precautions to keep your meals safe and fresh.