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Five Tips for a Safe and Fun Camping Trip

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Five Tips for a Safe and Fun Camping Trip

As spring turns to summer, many people decide to break out the swimsuits and hit the beaches or community pools. However, some families and outdoor enthusiasts chose to immerse themselves within the great outdoors by camping.  Camping can make for fun family memories or even a quick and cheap getaway for friends. 

This great summer pastime is a favorite among many, but before you hit the trails make sure you take a look at these five safety tips, to ensure that your camping trip is both fun and safe.

tips for a safe camping trip

  • Keep fires away from tents. There are few things as terrifying as being trapped in a burning tent. Due to the fact that tents can be flammable, make sure to keep cooking appliances and fires well away from your tent.
  • Be prepared with enough food and water. Know how many people are going to be camping and how many days, so that you can pack enough food and water to sustain everyone.  Packing extra food and water bottles is highly recommended.  Extra water will come in handy for drinking and cooking if there is no clean water source available.
  • Remain at a safe distance from wild animals. When you’re camping, you’re encroaching on their territory, so make sure to keep a safe distance and do not treat them like house pets.  Approaching or feeding them could result in a serious injury.
  • Bring airtight food containers. Plastic household airtight food containers will help to eliminate the scent of food, so that wild animals will not be lured onto your campsite.  If you would like to further your safety, invest in a certified bear-proof container, such as a YETI cooler.  Large containers like this will keep your foods and drinks fresh and your fellow campers safe from wildlife wandering onto your campsite in search of food.
  • Bring a survival/first aid kit. Flashlights, bandages, disinfectants, bug spray, sunscreen, extra batteries, and other various survival essentials can definitely come in handy on a camping trip.  Being prepared always makes for a better and safer outdoor experience.

At Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, we hope this summer brings lots of fun and good memories, but most importantly we hope everyone remains safe as they take advantage of the nice warm weather.

If you or someone you know has been injured at the fault of someone else, please encourage that individual to seek the proper medical care, and then contact a trusted personal injury attorney.  Call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at 757.455.0077 for a free consultation, or visit us online at www.cooperhurley.com.  Your injury is our fight!

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John Cooper

John Cooper is a veteran of personal injury law practice in Virginia. A native Virginian, he was raised in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. He has more than 20 years of experience handling personal injury cases and recently handled the largest auto accident settlement in 2010, according to VA Lawyers Weekly. The award provided $3.5 million to a child whose young father died when the vehicle he was a passenger in was rear-ended by a careless truck driver.

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Jim Hurley

Jim Hurley has been practicing law throughout Virginia for more than two-and-a-half decades. During his career, he has tried more than 100 jury trials — a staggering number — and handled hundreds more that were settled out of court. He is guided by the principle that the client is in charge of his or her case and should be kept fully aware of the litigation process. Jim has been awarded an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given, for his practice of law. He was named in Virginia Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016.

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Bill O’mara

Bill O’Mara started his legal career in 2008, moving back to his home town of Chesapeake, VA. He has practiced in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury and other litigation. He has gained extensive court room and trial experience, including contested trials before judges and juries across Hampton Roads. In 2014, Mr. O’Mara joined Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers as an associate attorney. He became a partner in 2017.

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