It's fun until someone gets hurt.
Let's keep it fun.
Fresh air, clear water and birdsong. Over the past century, more and more people have headed into the great outdoors for rest, relaxation, adventure and restoration. In the past five years alone, over one-third of the adults in the United States have gone on a camping trip.
No matter what level of camping comfort you enjoy, there are always risks and hazards. On average, there are over 30,000 injuries treated in emergency rooms each year, and doctors treat an additional 75,000 camping-related injuries per year. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were 79 fatalities from camping incidents in the year 2000, the latest year for which data is available.
Keep the fun in camping. Be sure to take the necessary safety precautions.
Important Safety Tips:
Arrival on Site
For more information about safe camping, a "Camp Safe. Camp Smart." brochure is available from the Portable Propane Product Safety News Bureau, P.O. Box 45002, Cleveland, OH 44145, or call toll-free 1-888-CAMPHTR (226-7487).