Make your summer interesting by spending time in fresh air and sunlight; you deserve it after a few years of battling solitude brought by the pandemic. However, take some time in doing a list of what you need to do. They’re a wonderful reminder for any recreational activity that involves being outside.  

Whether you want to go to museums, parks, or go camping in Pinetop AZ cabins, it all comes down to being prepared and realistic.  

Summer camping season officially begins in May and its long weekend, and many of us throughout the province will be traveling to our favorite campsites for a few days of outdoor exploration and adventure on that weekend. To make camping fun without compromising safety, here are the tips that you may want to try.   

Prepare yourself in case of an emergency. Prepare for your journey by packing enough food and drink to last you in whole the duration of your journey, as well as additional supplies in case you get stuck and must wait for help. Other essential considerations are as follows:  

  • a whistle or any other kind of signaling device  
  • First aid kit for camping  
  • Pocket knife with a flashlight  
  • You should carry a compass, a map, and other navigational tools you may need to avoid getting lost.  

Even if the weather isn’t very warm, you should bring and use sunscreen. Was it ever brought to your attention that the sun’s rays might harm your skin even if it is not too sunny? As a result, if the UV index of 3 or above, it is critical to apply sunscreen. Choose a sunscreen that is labeled “wide spectrum” and “water-resistant,” and make sure it has an SPF of at least 30. Reapply sunscreen throughout the day as needed.  

Monitor your campfire.  

While warm, dry weather might enhance the likelihood of forest fires occurring, campfires can pose a danger at any time of year. One of the most vital steps is to double-check any laws or campfire prohibitions in advance of your trip to avoid disappointment Once you’ve determined that the campfire is safe, there are a few things to keep in mind:  

  • Make use of a fire ring or pit that has been permitted by the fire department, and keep a four-foot radius surrounding your fire free of combustible material such as twigs, grass, or logs.  
  • Maintain a distance of at least six meters between your fire and your tent.  
  • Everyone will be safe if the fire is kept small and under control. The Wildfire Act stipulates that a fire cannot be more than 0.5 m x 0.5 m in size.  
  • Never leave a fire unsupervised, and keep an eye out for youngsters and dogs who may be playing near the fire.  
  • Don’t forget to extinguish your fire. Always keep eight gallons of water available in case you need to put out a fire, although allowing the wood to burn entirely to ash is preferable. If you’re using water, be sure to drown all of the embers and use a shovel to kill the bonfire, making sure it’s completely out before you leave it.