Outdoors Editor Ed Godfrey shares some camping tips for the summer
Just in time for Memorial Day, here are some tips to make your camping experience enjoyable.
Using two coolers allows campers to store raw food and cooked food separately. Use a solution of water and bleach to sanitize dishes and utensils that come in contact with raw food to prevent cross-contamination.
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Campers should not leave food within reach of wild animals that may inhabit the areas near the campgrounds. To be safe, store food in locked vehicles or coolers.
Campfires provide campers with warmth, light and a heat source for cooking. Campers should use the rock ring or metal fire ring provided at many campgrounds.
Clear the ground close to the fire ring to prevent sparks from catching anything on fire. Keep a water source nearby to douse flames if the fire gets out of control, and always make sure the coals are cool to the touch before leaving it unattended.
All campers should be aware of the campfire restrictions within each campground they visit.
When taking the family out on a camping adventure, make sure to pack cold-weather clothing like a jacket and hat to keep children warm on cool nights. During the day, protect children with sun block and hats to prevent sunburns.
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