Keeping Your Camp Site Safe

Whether you’re enjoying a camp out with the family or hunting for that big buck with a group of guys in the fall, you want to make sure you’re keeping your camp site safe.

“Backwoods Home Magazine” for July/August, 2014, (Issue #148) includes an article to help you do just that.

How do you keep your food out of reach of hungry and dangerous critters? What can you do to be sure your equipment is secure? In the article Gary Lewis covers…

  • Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, & threats
  • Deterrence
  • Distant early warning
  • Available light
  • Equipment security
  • Signals
  • The camera eye
  • Resources

Take a look at the following article excerpt. Then click on the link below to read the whole thing.

Small camp security

By Gary Lewis

It might be a sleeping bag in a lean-to with a small warming fire at the entrance. It could be a wall tent with five or six hunters high in the backcountry. It might be a recreational vehicle parked at the end of a road, a hiker’s bivouac on the shore of an alpine lake, or a place to run to in the event of a natural disaster or unrest in the big city. Whatever the reason for the camp, chances are the camper or campers will have to leave, to hunt, to fish, to hike, to go for supplies. Camp is left unguarded, with no doors or locks — nothing between a thief and the potential loot.

After dark, the camp and campers are also vulnerable to the creatures (four-legged and two-legged) that roam the night.

Read the whole article here:

Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine. (541)247-8900.

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Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.