Camping Safety Tips
Be Prepared for Safe Camping
Are you planning on camping while on vacation? If so, TPD has a few tips to ensure that you stay as safe as possible:
- Avoid camping alone in isolated areas and avoid walking alone at night
- Park your vehicle so it cannot be blocked by another vehicle in case of an emergency
- Mark all your belongings and camping equipment with your driver's license number and keep a record of equipment
- Mark your tent, sleeping bags and clothing with indelible ink
- Engrave your footlocker, thermos, coolers, lamps and flashlights, fishing gear, backpacks, barbecue grills, etc.
- Familiarize yourself with local emergency locations and phone numbers in case of accidents or crimes
- Avoid leaving your camping gear (cook stove, ice chest, chairs, etc.) out in the open unattended
- Get to know your neighbors and help protect each other's belongings
- Carry a spare lock so you can use storage containers available at many parks
- Use a chain and lock to secure propane tanks, portable generators, spare tires, bicycles, etc.
- Always lock your camping trailer when you leave the vicinity
- Install a locking device on the trailer-towing hitch, so your trailer cannot be towed away
- Report any suspicious activities and all crimes to the proper authorities