A Safer Camping Season
Camping season is right around the corner. We live in an area where we can smell the fires of farms burning their slash-piles of prunings while we count down the days to when we can go out and do the same. Only our fires will not be the trimmings of vineyards and orchards but the sweet-smelling wood of a felled tree.
There is nothing quite like the first campfire of the season, crackling away under the stars, igniting the torch of the season ahead. A season full of fishing boats lapping on small lakes, twigs snapping under your hiking boots and long days followed by cool nights. Our family waits all year for this. Camping has been reignited as the new family vacation since the COVID lock downs. Check out Good2GoCo for Tents/Tarps and Shelters as well as our great selection of Sleeping Outside options (even for your pet). Those who have long tucked away their sleeping bags into crawl spaces and linen cupboards are pulling them out and dusting them off, readying themselves for the exploration of their surrounding wilderness. COVID has caused us to adventure closer to home, which has put a lot of people into wilds that can be quite unfamiliar. Those who were once vacationers at clubs, resorts and beaches are now finding themselves at small lakes, surrounded by thick woods, crawling with the watching eyes of the wild.
Making sure you and your family are ready to explore the wilderness can be daunting. Of course, there are plenty of places to camp that are within the safety of small towns or neighboring campers, but as the innate human nature is ignited, we long for exploration, stretching our boundaries of safety, taking that one additional step over the next ridge. Accidents and danger can happen in a moment, the unexpected is always a surprise, but we can never-the-less be prepared for what lay ahead. As you head into the wilderness this season, make sure you are well prepared with first aid kits, flashlights, flints and survival gear. Check out the Good2GoCo Outdoor Survival Supplies as well as Headlamps and Flashlights. It may seem silly to pack a foil blanket, but far from silly the moment it is needed. Never be unprepared in the elements, nature has a way of reminding us just how fragile we are, putting us in our place when we think we know what is best. A good pair of two-way radios can provide a safety net when exploring the surrounding areas. Investing in good hiking boots and good socks can keep your core temperature regulated in temperature drops. These simple additions to your trip will provide you with the ability to unleash that inner explorer without feeling like you are out on a limb.
The best and longest season is upon us – the summer camping season! Make sure this year you add a few more pieces of gear to the pack that will make the experience that much better and safer!
May God bless you and your families,