Camping Safety Tips in Spring Hill and Shelbyville

So, is your family the camping type?  Mixing it up with the great outdoors, getting back to nature, fishing for your own meals, and all the rest?

Or, maybe your answer is “not so much,” but you’re awfully tempted to give it a whirl – even if there are only a couple of brave souls living at home.

Camping Safety Tips in Spring Hill and Shelbyville

Either way, this blog is for you as even experienced campers are bound to find at least one useful safety tip:

  1. Familiarize yourself with your camping destination well before you leave. Research any potential hazards, areas or phone numbers where you can get help, whether or not cell phone access is available, and places to seek shelter in case of extreme weather.

  2. Let a close friend of family member know where you’re heading and plan to keep in touch periodically.

  3. Bring along a well-stocked first aid and emergency kit.

  4. Pack flashlights, batteries, walkie-talkies, a whistle for each member of your family or group, a compass or GPS, and sunscreen.

  5. Keep food cold to prevent spoilage.

  6. Before starting a fire of lighting a grill, make sure the area is free of debris, low hanging branches, and away from anything flammable like a tent.

  7. Never leave a burning fire unattended, and make sure it is completely extinguished before you leave the area or turn in for the night.

  8. Use the buddy system when exploring or hiking and let someone else know when you expect to return.

  9. Secure all food and properly dispose of waste to you don’t attract hungry wildlife.

At GBT Heating & Cooling, your family’s safety is of paramount concern to us.  And while we can’t do much to protect you on a camping trip except to provide you with some friendly advice, there’s plenty we can do to help keep you safe and comfortable at home, all year long.  We’re always here to help, and all you have to do is call.

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