Camping Safety Tips

The single most important thing about any camping trip is safety. Any time you mingle with nature, there's hidden and not-so-hidden dangers. Your first considerations should always be the safety of your family, your friends, and yourself. A little common sense goes a long way. When everyone's safe, everyone has fun.

Campfire Safety

Campfires are an important part of camping. They provide light and heat for cooking and staying warm at night. They also set a great atmosphere for campfire stories! Here's how to start and extinguish your campfire safely.

Camping Safety Tips

Outlining basic safety tips for choosing your campsite, spotting potential hazards, camping with children and staying safe in the great outdoors.

Dealing with Rain

Rainy days happen and there's several ways you can stay dry and still have fun if you are prepared and plan ahead.

Dehydration Info

There are several causes of dehydration. Learn how to avoid the risks of dehydration, recognize symptoms, and provide quick treatment.

First Aid Kit Checklist

A first aid kit is essential to any camping trip. Here's a list of supplies that may be needed in case of emergency.



No matter the forecast, always be prepared for extreme temperatures. This page gives you information on frostbite, treatment and prevention.


Heatstroke is a very serious condition that any camper should be prepared for. Learn how to identify and provide first-aid treatment for those affected.


Hypothermia is low body temperature and is a medical emergency. This guide helps you identify, treat, and prevent.

Insects and Bugs

Don't let nasty pests ruin your camping trip. We outline basic techniques and preventative measures for controlling insects and bugs.

Wildlife Precautions

When you share your space with the wildlife, you need to always pay attention to your surroundings. This page provides tips to stay safe and precautions to take when camping and hiking.

This information is in no way intended to be a substitute for professional advice. Use this guide at your own risk and seek medical attention as soon as possible.

“A great many people, and more all the time, live their entire lives without ever once sleeping out under the stars.” - Alan S. Kesselheim