Camping Safety and the One "Must Have" Item That Could Save Your Life
If you've ever gone camping with your family, you know you always forget something. That's when you improvise, go without, or send someone to the nearest store!
Camping can be a rewarding experience as long as you're prepared. Here are a few camping safety tips to make the most out of your next trip. Your focus should be on keeping everyone comfortable and safe.
BRING ENOUGH WATER
Think about you campsite. Is there a water hookup? Will you have enough clean water to drink in case something doesn't go as planned? Bringing the right amount of water is important for all camping trips. Remember, you'll need water to put out camp fires as well.
It's smart to keep campfires at least 15 feet away from tent walls, shrubs, and trees. And you should never use gas stoves, lanterns, or grills inside a tent, camper, or any other enclosed shelter. Never leave a fire unattended and always have a water source nearby for emergencies. Remember to put out your camp fire by thoroughly drenching it.
RESPECT THE WILDLIFE
It's not a good idea to feed any wildlife at your campsite, or you could end up with several unwelcomed visitors! Watching wildlife from a safe distance is the right thing to do. One of the best camping safety tips is to store your food in a safe place away from your campsite in a vehicle, a bear-safe container, or a storage locker.
WATCH THE WEATHER
Watch the forecast, and prepare for the worst possible scenario. Take rainproof clothing even if there is no chance of rain in the forecast. Also, take warmer clothes than you think you might need. Weather near mountains can change quickly. If your campsite is in a valley, it might be damper and colder than higher up.
LEAVE NO TRACE
It's a common camping motto and it also sets a great example for your children. Most campsites don't allow glass bottles or containers, so be sure to pack enough reusable containers for all your needs. Leave your plastic straws at home, and recycle when you can in an effort to make the next camper's experience as enjoyable as yours.
One of the most important must have camping items that you should never go without is protection that could save your life. Nobody wakes up thinking: "This is the day I might not survive — that I might never see my home or my family again." It's always best to prepare, and Mace® Brand has just released new packaging for the one of the best must have camping items, the Guard Alaska Bear Spray. A free holster is included with this proven product.
ACCURATE AND EFFECTIVE
Guard Alaska Bear Spray from Mace® combines an advanced delivery system with a powerful formula to protect you from bears or other outdoor threats.
The power fogger spray pattern provides long-range protection which empties in 9 seconds and has a 20-foot range. Featuring a finger loop handle with an orange safety clip, this bear spray is easy to carry on your outdoor adventure.
EASY TO USE
Mace® Brand Bear Spray is a formulation of Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) Bear Safe Formula, a natural ingredient derived from hot peppers that is EPA regulated, and it does not permanently harm a bear.
We’re proud to make Guard Alaska right here in the USA. It’s the ultimate in personal safety, and one of the most important must have camping items for all of you who like to camp in areas shared by bears. So get out and enjoy, knowing you're prepared and ready for whatever may come your way.
Mace® Brand is committed to providing community and family safety through individual empowerment.
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