Memorial Day weekend typically marks the start of the American Summer. Soon the children will be finished with another grade and families will enjoy the long days and vacations. I would imagine with the price of gas being as high as it is--many families will opt to vacation close to home.
Long day trips to places nearby that have been overlooked, as well as the good old camping trips. Safety takes on a whole different meaning when we take our families out in the woods and sleep in tents!
If it's been awhile since you slept under the stars it might be a good time for some reminders about planning for a safe weekend camping.
- Be sure to let someone know what your plans are, where you are going and when you expect to return.
- Always bring along a well stocked First Aid Kit, and hopefully a Certified First Aid trained member of the family.
- Update your children's Identification information, and be sure to leave the a copy with a family member, and take a copy on your camp out.
- Along with all the food, gear, tents and sleeping bags don't forget a Surefire new flashlight
Remember that Cell Phone service may or may work where you decide to camp. If something happens be sure to plan for the worst and keep some additional supplies in your vehicle
There is nothing more then the fun and bonding then the memories that come with family vacations! I plan to use my 20 years of Girl Scouts, and insurance background to write several family safety blogs this summer and My Next Blog will talk about the Child Identification Kits so be sure to check back soon!