Pack some tablets for water purification. You may think that you’ve packed enough water, but in case of an emergency, it is best to pack a few tablets as backup. Try the tablets at home first so you know how to use it and what to expect. If you can’t tolerate the taste, buy a different brand before you are depending on them in an emergency.
Smart campers will leave their car or base camp with a charged mobile phone. Even better, tote an extra battery in case your first one dies. A mobile phone is an important part of camping safety these days, and you want it to be ready to go when you need it. Set up your shelter while it is still light. Once the sun goes down, it is more difficult to set up a tent, prepare your campfire area or make sure your food is secure. If you don’t have a tent, you can create your shelter for the evening with much more success when it’s sunny out. Never forget to see what the weather will be like in the area you will be camping at, prior to leaving. There are lots of excellent websites that you can use for a weather forecast and they can give you an idea of what to expect. This will help you prepare by having the right clothes and equipment.
Newspaper is a great tool to use during any camping trip. Of course, it can be an item to read whenever you are bored, but it can do more. Newspaper is a great firestarter if all the wood is moist.
Handle restroom needs downstream if you camp near running water. It will help keep the water flowing by your site free of your fluids. Try to keep everything around 100 yards from the campsite that could contaminate the water. Always become familiar with the potential dangers of a campsite before you enter it. There may be spiders or bears near you that could pose a threat. Every campsite can have its own dangers.
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