Posts Tagged ‘campfire safety’

The Adventure of “Unimproved” Campsites

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Often an exciting added element to camping can be using an unimproved campsite. Many campgrounds offer amenities like fire pits, tent pads, electric and water, even bathrooms, but an unimproved campsite offers little-to-nothing. For beginners looking to expand their camping experience, learning to “rough it” in a basic campsite can be quite the adventure.

I actually read a helpful article that introduced me to the idea of unimproved campsite camping. It provides a brief overview of what it is and what beginners will need. I’ve added some of my own recommendations below.


U.S. Forest Service: Campfire Safety

Thursday, May 21st, 2009
There’s nothing that epitomizes the camping experience quite like the campfire. Whether it’s singing songs, making s’mores, or simply staying warm, the campfire is an essential part of camping. To ensure you fully appreciate and enjoy your campfires this summer, the U.S. Forest Service has some great advice for building, maintaining, and putting out campfires safely.