Camping is an affordable vacation choice, that was already popular, and this year it is one of the few choices out there. As such, more people are doing it and that includes first-time campers and those who haven’t been camping in ages. Whether you do it every year or have never done it before, it’s always good to brush up on some of the basics that can keep you safe and comfortable. If you were injured while camping, due to someone else’s negligence or a defective product, the Law Office of J. Clay McCaslin can help.
A few days in the great outdoors can be rejuvenating for the soul. But if disaster strikes, it can be a nightmare. Weather and wildlife are elements you should understand and prepare for. You also need to know a bit about the terrain you’ll be hitting, and any dangers specific to the area where you plan to camp, such as flashflood and wildfire risks.
In addition to the natural challenges, find out what kinds of laws and restrictions apply where you’ll be camping. This can include fire bans, and fees for using the area, and this year many parks and recreational areas that do not normally ask you to make reservations are requiring them.
Let someone know where you are going and when you plan to be back home. If something should happen to you, somebody will have to call search and rescue, the sooner the better, and they will need to know where to start their search.
Many campers relish the idea of being disconnected. It’s a great idea, but it’s also a good idea to take your phone, just in case you need help. However, you need to keep in mind that there is a good chance you will not have service in your camping area, so don’t count on the ability to use your phone, and certainly do not expect to use it for navigation while you’re in the woods or desert.
If you were hurt while camping, due to negligence or a defective product, call the Law Office of J. Clay McCaslin at 503-239-1910 or contact us online right away.