Ways to Stay Safe on Your Next Camping Trip

Safety comes first, and preparation can make all the difference. If you’re planning on taking a camping trip with friends and family, keep checking the weather forecast beforehand. Get an emergency kit together in case you run into trouble, and use propane as your fuel source. Keep reading to see how these steps can keep you safe when you go camping.

Check the Weather

Sunburn and frostbite are both potential hazards that can affect your overall health. No matter what time of year you’re going camping, look at the forecast before you start packing. Whether it’s your first time camping or you’re an expert in the wild, check the weather before you start your trip.

Pack an Emergency Kit

Having an idea of what the weather will be like is helpful, but you never know what kinds of situations you’ll run into while camping. You should be as safe as possible and plan for the worst, which means packing an emergency kit. This might include bandages, snacks, flashlights, and even phone chargers. Think about what types of tools and materials you might need when caught in an emergency, and fill up your kit before you hit the road.

Use Propane

Propane is often used because it’s a safer alternative to other fuel sources, but you still must be careful when you use it. A gas leak is a problem no matter what kind of fuel you’re using, but you can usually detect one by the smell. Propane is odorless, but it comes with chemical additives that give it a scent so you can smell a problem coming. Locate your gas shutoff valve before you use your propane in case of an emergency.


The Barnett Propane team specializes in portable propane tank repairs and fills so visit us before your next camping trip. Visit our website and see how we can help, or call us in Tucson at (520) 628-8525 or in Sierra Vista at (520) 458-4541.