Campers spend a lot of time in a warm environment when they are camping. Whether you are cooking something on the grill, enjoying time around a campfire, or spending time basking in the sun. Some of these activities can lead to a burn. Whether it’s a burn from the stove or sunburn across your shoulders it hurts and most people want to get things healed up quickly.
To avoid burns from fire, coals, or steam you should consider bringing along a pair (or two) of heat resistant gloves. Wear them when you add wood to your campfire or are taking food off the grill. They are made to protect you from high temperatures and can save a camping trip.
Use a poker or folding shovel when manipulating your campfire. They are made to withstand the high temps and offer a lengthy handle which keeps your limbs further from the fire. Sunscreen should be worn even on cool and overcast days. We tend to overdue the sun while on vacation and a sunburn can really take the fun out a camping trip. Be sure to reapply often and after each swim. It will protect your skin for hours. Check that the kids are covered, too.
Choose light colored clothing which will reflect the sun instead of absorbing it. Wear non-flammable clothing if you’re going to be around 4th of July fireworks or sparklers. And drink plenty of water while you’re adventuring during the day. You’ll be burning off more than you realize so staying hydrated will help to protect you from heat exhaustion.