A camping trip can be a great way to get away from it all. A relaxing break at one with nature, there really is no better way to de-stress. However, accidents can happen when camping and Accident Advice Helpline wants you to enjoy your idyllic break and stop it from becoming a holiday from hell. Here are some safety tips before setting up camp for the night.
- Have you brought everything with you?
Before leaving, it is important to make a list of everything you need. Check it once, check it twice and then check it again. A few things to check which could be forgotten are toiletries and prescription medication.
- Perform a visual inspection
It might be a pain but it can help to prevent an even bigger pain. Remove your tent from the bag or packaging, make a visual inspection that your tent has not developed a rip or tear in the material, that ground pegs are not bent or broken.
- Extinguish all fires and barbecues
A barbecue or campfire is the essential ‘to-do’ when camping. However, if a fire is not extinguished properly before setting up for the night, it could have disastrous consequences. Remember, fat from meat can drip on to hot coals causing them to reignite so it’s best to put out the flames quite a while before turning in for the night and ensure the flames do not reignite.
- Everything locked up?
If you are travelling by car, ensure that your car has been locked before going to sleep. Nothing can ruin a camping trip more than waking up to find that your car has been broken into or stolen.
Accident whilst camping? Contact Accident Advice Helpline
If you’ve been injured whilst camping within the last 3 years and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Contact Accident Advice Helpline today for more information. We have years of experience in all areas of personal injury compensation and all of our claims are made on a 100 per cent no-win-no-fee* basis, meaning you won’t be out of pocket should your claim for compensation be unsuccessful.
Date Published: July 8, 2014
Author: Accident Advice