Camp Cooking And Safety

Camp Cooking And Safety

Fond childhood memories of camping with our families often bring smiles and a wash of nostalgia in us. Now that you have a family of your own, itís your turn to let your kids experience great camping time and have their own camping memories to bring home and cherish.

But making a camping trip a great family time is not all about fun and games. Itís not all about great food and great hiking. Sure, you have to bring your family to a nice camping site and create exciting and wonderful camping activities and games for them, but also one of the most important aspects of camping that you should never overlook is camp safety.

Safety during camping time, including cooking time with your Coleman stoves is one of your responsibilities that you have to take care of during a camping trip. Here are some safety guidelines you can follow to ensure your family of a safe and fun camping vacation.

  • Never let children especially very young ones get too near the camping stoves or grills during cooking time. Should they want to assist, they can help prepare the ingredients or make the drinks.Educate your family about the ìstop, drop and rollî method of putting off a fire on oneís clothing. Orient them about the things to do in case of scenarios where fire is involved. Make sure they know how crucial it is to remain calm to be able to respond better to emergency situations.
  • It is best to store flammable liquids only in safety cans and metal containers, a good distance away from your tent, RV or any source of heat or open flame. Make sure you close the cap of the container tightly.
  • Refill your stove at a safe distance away from any heat source.
  • When pouring flammable liquids, use a funnel to prevent spills. Clean any spill at once.
  • Use the recommended fuel for your stove. Do not improvise or use an alternative unless it is specified in the stove manual that it is permissible to use an alternative fuel. Use only what is indicated.
  • Should the need for changing a compressed gas cartridge or refilling a liquid fuel container arise, let the stove cool down completely first before doing so.
  • Put your Coleman stove on a level surface. If the ground is uneven or if there is snow, what you can do is place it on top of sturdy plywood to keep the stove warm and minimize the risk of it tipping over.
  • – Check the stove and its parts like hoses and tanks for any damage. Make sure that there are no bent valves, cracks on the hose or uncovered treads because these can cause dangerous leaks.
  • It is always a smart idea to keep the fuel tank away from the camping stove.
  • Never leave a lit camping stove unattended.
  • Dispose empty fuel containers properly.
  • Never use your Coleman stove inside your tent.
  • Label fuel containers accordingly so as not to mistake it for water bottles.
  • Carefully read and follow the instructions for using Coleman stoves.

Incidents of your kid getting a scald from the hot soup or you getting a burn from improperly lighting up the stove will certainly ruin a camping trip. Remember, a good camping memory consists of wonderful family bonding time, great camping site, spectacular views and a sumptuous but safe cooking fiesta.

Tips to Make Your Next Camping Adventure a Safe One

Tips to Make Your Next Camping Adventure a Safe One

Are you, your family, your friends, or your romantic partner planning to take a hiking or backpacking adventure soon?  As you likely already know, hiking can be fun and exciting, but it can be dangerous at the same time.  Of course, there are a number of different steps that you can take to protect yourself on your next hiking adventure and a few of those steps are outlined below.

If you have yet to choose your hiking trail, you will want to do so soon.  The sooner that you choose your hiking trail, the easier it will be to familiarize yourself with where you will be hiking. When choosing a hiking trail, it is advised that you take the difficulty level into consideration. For instance, you can find hiking trails in the United States that are designed for beginners, as well as those that have advanced hiking experience. 

Once you have decided which hiking trial you would like to hike on, you will want to take the time to fully familiarize yourself with the trail.  If you are able to acquire a map of the hiking trial in question, you will want to closely examine it.  You will want to know exactly where you are at all times, as well as how to get out of the area, in the event of an emergency.  If you do acquire a map of the hiking trial that you plan on hiking, you will want to make sure that you bring a copy of the map with you.  This will also assist you in the event of an emergency.

You will want to think about familiarizing yourself with the security of the hiking trial or park in question; get their contact information so you can contact them in the event of an emergency.  Speaking of contacting security guards, you will want to make sure that you bring a cell phone with you. A cell phone will allow you to call for help if you or someone in your hiking party has an accident or wanders off the trail.  If you do not own a cell phone, you may want to think about buying a cheap prepaid one or borrowing the cell phone of someone that you know.

Although it is important that you bring a cell phone with you on your next hiking adventure, a cell phone is not all that you will want to bring.  Even if you are only planning on hiking for a day or two, you will want to make sure that you have enough food and drinks, just incase something went wrong.  Many hikers are urged to prepare for the worst, just incase.  For that reason, you may want to think about packing a number of extra snacks and drinks.

Another great way that you can stay safe on your next hiking adventure is by making sure that you have all of the right hiking equipment or hiking supplies.  In this aspect, you will want to make sure that you are dressed for the hike.  Hiking should involve sneakers at the least, but you may want to think about buying a set of hiking boots.  You will also want to review the weather before leaving.  Even if it will be bright and sunny, you may still want to think about bringing a light coat with you, incase of rain or incase you become stranded on the hiking trail overnight.

Perhaps, the best way that you can go about staying safe on your next hiking adventure is by letting your friends and family members know where you are going, when you will be leaving, and when you will return. Should you not return on time, those that you know should be able to find you, or at least have a generalized idea of where you are.  You may also want to think about writing down the same information and leaving it at a safe place at home.

The above outlined hiking safety tips are just a few of the many that you may want to think about practicing. As a reminder, hiking can be fun and exciting, but it can also be dangerous as well

How Camping Can Be a Unique Romantic Getaway

How Camping Can Be a Unique Romantic Getaway

Are you interested in taking a romantic getaway with your romantic partner? If you are, have you already decided where you would like to go and what you would like to do?  If you have yet to choose your romantic getaway destination and your romantic getaway activities, you may want to look into camping.  Camping is popular, but it is still considered unique, at least for romantic getaways.  With that in mind though, it is a romantic getaway that you and your partner would likely enjoy and possibly never forge
Although it is nice to hear that camping in a unique, yet fun way to spend a romantic getaway, you may be wondering exactly why that is.  If you are, you may be pleased to know that there are a number of different reasons as to why camping is perfect for romantic getaways, like your next one.  Just a few of the many reasons why you may want to think about further examining camping are outlined below.

One of the many reasons why camping is perfect for romantic getaways is because of the nature.  When camping, you are, literally, one with nature.  You will find that the surroundings are absolutely beautiful.  Most campgrounds have hiking trials, lakes, forests, and much more.  You and your romantic partner should love waking up to the beautiful surroundings each and everyday of your romantic getaway.

Another one of the many reasons why camping may be perfect for your next romantic getaway is because you may be able to handpick your own camping spot.  If you make your camping reservations in advance, you will find that many campground officials give you the opportunity to choose which camping spot you and your partner would like to have.  If you prefer hiking, you may wish to be located close to a hiking trial.  On the other hand, if you would like privacy on your romantic getaway, you may be able to choose a camping spot that is more secluded than the others.

Also, what is nice about camping is that you have a number of activities to choose from.  When examining the activities, it is important to remember that camping is an activity all by itself.  When camping, you can either choose to rent or buy an RV or you can choose to camp in a tent, both of which are pretty romantic.  As for the other activities that you may be able to participate in, you may be able to go hiking, swimming, or boating.  You may also enjoy just spending time with your partner around the campfire.

If you are interested in making your next romantic getaway a camping one, you will want to start planning your getaway well in advance.  By taking the time to actually plan your next camping getaway, you can ensure that it is exactly how you wanted it to be.  You may want to think about reviewing a number of campgrounds, to find the perfect one.  Unless you are planning on making your camping getaway a surprise, you may want to think about planning your camping adventure with your romantic partner.  This will help to ensure that both of you enjoy your next camping getaway.

Of course, your romantic getaway doesn’t have to be a camping adventure, but you may at least want to think about it.  For many, camping is a great, yet unique way to spend quality time with their romantic partners.

What to Consider When Choosing a Campsite

What to Consider When Choosing a Campsite

Are you interested in going on a camping adventure? 
If you are, have you already decide where you would like to camp?

If you have yet to choose a campground park to camp at, you may want to think about doing so soon.

In the summer months, camping is a popular activity; therefore, you will want to make sure that you are able to get a camping reservation at the campground park of your choice.

Another one of the many reasons why you may want to think about making your camping reservations in advance is because many campsites allow their guests to handpick which camping spots they want. 

Of course, not all campsites allow you to do this, but you will find that a large number of them do. 

In terms of getting a good camping spot or a campsite, you will find that the earlier you make your reservations, the more campsites you have to choose from.

Speaking of choosing a camping spot, which is also commonly referred to as a campsite, you may be wondering what you should look for in one. 

In all honesty, the “perfect,” campsite is likely to vary from person to person.  It actually depends on your wants and needs, as well as the wants and needs of those in your camping group.

Although there may be some variations of what you are looking for, you may want to take some of the factors mentioned below into consideration, when choosing the perfect campsite.

One of the first things that you will want to do is review who you are going camping with. 

If you are going camping with children, namely small children, you may want to think about making sure that your camping site is a good distance away from any bodies of water or any dangerous hiking trails. 
You will also find that many campground parks have onsite playgrounds and such.

If you are camping with children, it may be a good idea to try and get a camping spot that is located near a playground or other locations that are designed for children.

In addition to the safety of those that you will be camping with, preferences are also something that should be taken into consideration, when choosing a camping spot or a campsite. 

If you are a water lover and would regularly like to spend your time boating, fishing or swimming, you may want to think about getting a camping spot that is close to the water.

On the other hand, if you would prefer to spend your time hiking, you may want to try and get a spot that is located near the hiking trail. 

Size is also another factor that you may want to take into consideration, when choosing a campsite. 

When reviewing campgrounds, you will find that different campground parks have different sizes campsites.  Often, the larger campsites are designed for those with multiple tents or with motor homes.

Before agreeing to rent a particular camping site, you will want to make sure that the site in question is large enough for all of your camping group members. 

This is important as not having enough space could put a damper on your next camping adventure.

The above mentioned factors are just a few of the many factors that you may want to take into consideration, when choosing a camping spot for your next camping adventure. 

As a reminder, not all campground parks allow you to choose your owing camping sites, but a large number of them do.

Some great resources for looking for UK campsites are:


Why You Should Plan Your Next Hiking Adventure in Advance

Why You Should Plan Your Next Hiking Adventure in Advance

Are you interested in taking a hiking adventure?  Whether you want your next hiking adventure to only last a few hours or last as long as a few days, you may want to start thinking about planning your next hiking adventure in advance. 

Although it is nice to hear that you should plan your next hiking adventure in advance, you may be interested in wondering why that is so.  As it was previously mentioned, a large number of individuals turn a traditional hiking adventure into a full-fledged vacation.  If you would like to camp overnight at the hiking park in question, it is important that you make your reservations in advance. During the summer months, you will find that camping and hiking are popular activities; therefore, many hiking parks quickly fill up with camping reservations.

As for the actual hiking part, planning your next hiking adventure in advance will give you the time to research and choose from a number of different hiking trails. Unfortunately, a large number of hikers, especially first time hikers, make the mistake of going with the first hiking trail or hiking park that they come across. While this is more than possible to do, do you know that you likely have a number of different options?  No matter where you live, you likely have a number of hiking parks or hiking trails to choose from, often within a reasonable distance away from your home.

Once you have selected a hiking trail to hike or a hiking park to visit, you will want to take the time to familiarize yourself with the park or trail in question.  This is nice because you can learn more about the territory that you will be hiking. In addition to examining the difficulty level or estimating the amount of time that you would spend hiking, you may also want to think about familiarizing yourself with the security of the park or trial in question. This information is always nice to know, especially in the event of an emergency

Another one of the many reasons why you should think about planning your hiking vacation in advance is because it will be easier to prepare for your trip.  When you go hiking, whether you only go for a day or a whole week, you need to bring numerous pieces of hiking gear with you. For instance, to stay safe on a hiking adventure, you will want to make sure that you wear hiking boots, as well as other hiking appropriate clothing.  Making your hiking adventure plans in advance will give you the opportunity to create a hiking gear and supplies checklist for yourself.  A checklist will help to ensure that you bring everything that you need to bring with you, as well as everything that you want to bring.

In addition, the earlier that you plan your hiking adventure the more time you will have to prepare an itinerary for yourself.  For instance, are you planning on camping onsite or would you like to travel to a nearby hotel or resort?  An itinerary not only serves as a guide for you, but it is also something that can help to keep you safe. What you will want to do is give a copy of your itinerary to some of your friends and family members. In the event that something goes wrong on your next hiking adventure, your friends and family members may know where to find you.

Unless your decision to go on a hiking adventure is a last minute one, you will want to try and plan your trip in advance.  Those who take the time to fully plan for and prepare for their hiking adventures are more likely to enjoy themselves.

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