Check out these camping tips to ensure that your trip goes off without a hitch.

As summer starts to wind down, it’s the perfect time to venture on a camping trip. The weather is usually great in California in the late summer early fall. Gather your friends and family, pack up the car, and head to your favorite camping spot. But, when it comes to camping, it’s important that you have the tools that you need to stay safe. Here are a few camping tips to help your trip run smoothly.

  • Check your equipment. Before heading out on your camping trip, ensure that all your camping equipment is in proper working order. That way you can avoid any mishaps when you get to the campsite.
  • Be Aware of Wildlife. It’s good to keep a healthy distance from animals out in the wilderness.  Remember that you’re visiting their home, and they’re probably more scared of you than you are of them. Be respectful and observe animals from a distance to prevent any accidents or injuries.
  • Practice Food Safety. When you are camping and everything is outdoors, it’s important that you keep your food at the right temperatures. That way it doesn’t spoil and you can avoid getting sick. Additionally, it’s important that you have the necessary tools to keep food away from animals. Use a bear bag so that you keep your campsite safe. Don’t store or leave food, toothpaste, etc. in tents or cars. Bears have a keen sense about getting at food.
  • Protect Yourself from the Sun. Summer temperatures can get pretty intense especially at higher elevations. Be prepared to spend time outdoors by having plenty of water available and lots of sunscreen on hand. Choose a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and that you reapply every couple of hours. Don’t forget a hats and sunglasses so protect yourself from those  harmful ultraviolet rays.

End of the season camping trips can be a lot of fun and they should be safe too. Before you set off on your outdoor adventure, also make sure your home is secure while you’re away and your auto, boat or RV are all properly insured for extra peace of mind. Contact us at Randy Jones Insurance Services in Pleasanton, California for assistance finding the right insurance policy for your needs.