Camping is a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy the great outdoors. One of the most popular activities while camping is gathering around a campfire to roast marshmallows, tell stories, and just relax. While campfires can be a lot of fun, they can also be dangerous if not handled properly. Here are some tips for staying safe around campfires:
1. Make sure you have permission to build a fire before you start. Check with your local park or forest service to make sure it’s allowed in the area you’re camping in.
2. Choose a safe spot for your fire. Make sure it’s away from any flammable materials like trees, shrubs, or dry grasses. Also make sure it’s not too close to your tent or other camping gear.
3. Use only dry wood for your fire and never use gasoline or other flammable liquids to start it.
4. Keep an eye on children and pets when they are near the fire and make sure they stay at least 10 feet away from it at all times.
5. Never leave a campfire unattended and always make sure it is completely extinguished before leaving the area or going to bed for the night. To do this, pour water over the ashes until there are no more embers glowing red or orange and stir them with a stick until everything is cool to the touch.
By following these simple safety tips, you can ensure that your campfire experience is both enjoyable and safe!
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