Tips for Enjoying a Safe Camping Trip this Summer

Tips for Enjoying a Safe Camping Trip this Summer

Camping is one of the best ways to enjoy summer in Canada. There are many great parks, beaches, mountains, and much more to explore. Although it’s not always easy to get close to nature as we get older, it’s still an incredibly fun, and very healthy, activity.

To some the planning and preparation for camping is daunting, but with a few quick tips you can enjoy more camping and less worrying.

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Here are a few tips that will make your next camping adventure seamless and fun:

Safety First

Pack a First Aid kit that is fully equipped with bandages, safety pins, water, ointment, etc. You may not expect to use it but it is good to have it handy just in case. Also, be sure to remember all your medications and the contact information for your doctor or nearby hospital.

Treat Yourselves

Will you be using a tent? An RV? Would you prefer to stay in a cabin? Think about where you would be most comfortable as that will have a direct impact on your enjoyment of the trip. Wherever you decide to sleep make sure the bed is soft and comfortable. Consider purchasing a foam mattress if you are planning on staying in a tent.

Plan your Meals

This will make the trip go smoother and you can also be sure you won’t forget to buy one of the ingredients. Try and prepare as much as you can in advance. Also, be clear on whether you will be cooking using a camping stove or there will be other facilities available at the site. Don’t forget to pack the dishes you’ll need to eat from as well as the pots and pans to prepare food in.

Research, Research, Research

There are many different activities at campgrounds across the county. They also have varying facilities and services that may or may not be important to you. Most sites now allow you to reserve a spot online, ensuring there is room for you when you arrive.

Inform Others About Your Trip

It is a good precaution to tell someone what campground you will be in and any other details that will help them locate you if needed. Tell them when you expect to be home and when you do arrive back from your trip give them a quick call and let them know. You may also want to include an alternative way of contacting you – such as the park’s number or a nearby police station.

Camping is a wonderful way to spend your leisure time, but it’s important you plan ahead and be safe!

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