Safety Tips to Remember for Your Next Truck Camping
Do you love to explore the outdoors and get up close and personal with nature? Truck camping enthusiasts are among the few people who are actually given the privilege to relax and experience the beauty of nature at the same time. But wherever or whenever you decide to go camping, there are several important tips that can keep you and your truck camper safe, particularly if you are away exploring the wilderness for a long period of time.
Don’t Draw Attention to Your Location and Your Camper
As much as possible, try not to make your truck camper an attention-grabbing spectacle, even if you love it that much. Avoid drawing attention to yourself by putting on the outside lighting if they are not yet needed at the moment. Unless you would like to be rescued, never fly awnings, flags, smoke and campfires that will announce your location to other people. Spreading out your contents outside like carpets, motorcycles, bicycles, grills and others can indicate whether or not you are at home. Also, you have to refrain from posting photos of the camper and its contents on your social media profiles or announce the dates of when you will be on a specific destination
Park in a Ready to Leave Position
Park your truck camper in such a way that you will be able to drive away easily and immediately if needed.
Secure Your Campsite
Mark the road to your camp by dragging a stick across the road that will leave a visible mark in the gravel and dirt. This can be done on different spots. It will help you know if someone was near your camp during your absence. Upon your return, search for tread marks over your drag marks.
It will also be a good idea if you can use game cameras for recording the happenings in your camp. Put them in strategic locations to capture a good angle. This way, you can have something recorded in case you need it or if you are lucky, you can even have a big surprise of your life by capturing interesting images of some wildlife. Another famous device being used by the rural residents is a drive way alarm. A lot of these devices today are already wireless and you can use them when you set up a remote campsite.
The motion detector lights or devices can also do amazing assistance but remember to use them as discreetly as you can since these can alert other people of your location or irritate those who prefer complete darkness.
And finally, make sure that you always keep your camper door locked and if the model of your vehicle allows it, close lock the tailgate of the truck as well.
Remember, the secret for the best truck camping experience is to stay safe the whole time. With these tips, you can be sure that both you and your precious camper will stay as safe as possible as you enjoy the beauty of the wilderness!