When our kids were little we spent most of our summer week-ends tenting and we were always cognisant of some basic tenting rules. Before you and your family set out on your next camping trip, do you know how to tent safety?
Place your tent away from large overhead tree branches. Do not put your tent in a low-lying area in case of flooding.
Even though most tents are fire retardant, you should still build your campfire downwind and at least 15 feet from your tent.
Ponds, large puddles and other forms of standing water can be a breeding ground for insects. Do not place your tent near standing water.
Make sure your tent stakes are painted with a florescent paint so that no one trips over them in the night. Wrap your tent ropes with a florescent ribbon so they can easily be seen at night, as well.
- Place your trash in a designated trash area or at least 50 yards away from your tent. Garbage left overnight near a tent can attract predators such as bears.
Remember, have fun, but stay safe!
Information contained in this post was obtained from: Tent Safety Rules.