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Hello, outdoor enthusiasts! Before you head back to nature, why not read up on some outdoor RV camping safety tips? We’ll take a look at some basic safety advice for the RV camping crowd (especially for folks who like to set up camp near the wild), as well as the importance of bear spray and proper food storage where animals and bears might be present.
When heading back to Mother Nature with your RV, whether you plan to set up your site at , (BLM) lands or perhaps on private lands or reserves (with permission, of course), there are some general safety tips you should follow to make sure you have a secure and happy camping experience. Let’s take a look at some of these safety tips now.
Always Lock Your RV Camper: Whenever you’re away from your RV, make sure you lock it (doors and windows). This holds true for a short hike, a trip to get water or to take a shower or a visit to a fellow outdoors fanatic's campsite. And while it might be tempting to leave goods scattered around your site (bikes, camping gear, digital devices), avoid this temptation — as it might invite unwanted attention from nefarious types. Try to keep a tidy RV campsite whenever possible.
Pay Attention to Your Surroundings: Be aware of your general surroundings, including the types of people camping near you (young adults drinking and partying or retirees looking for some peaceful fishing, etc.). By getting a general layout of your local (human) camping environment, you can prepare for any eventualities that might pop up due to the different kinds of people you run into when camping in or near wild nature.
Pay Attention to and Prep for Different Kinds of Weather: The beauty of owning an RV is that you can change landscapes and destinations by simply driving for a few hours or a day or two. This, of course, means you can quickly run into different kinds of weather, from blizzards and deep freezes to scorching deserts. Pay attention to weather reports and make sure you have gear for different kinds of weather events, along with plenty of supplies (potable water, food, rain gear, solar batteries, tarps, etc.) in case you get trapped somewhere for a while due to snowdrifts, washed-out roads or mechanical trouble.
Carry First Aid Kits: Carry multiple first aid kits and make sure you and the folks you travel with know how to use them. Also, take a basic CPR course, which will give you the safety knowledge and confidence to handle emergency medical situations.
Don’t Be a Loner: While we romanticize loners confronting wild nature, when it comes to RV camping safety, this is rarely a good idea. If going for a hike or bike ride, let your family and friends know where you're going and how long you plan to be away. Better yet, make sure you go with a friend who can help you out (or vice versa) if you run into trouble — whether we’re talking about injurious, animals or less-than-friendly fellow campers and hikers.