Fire Safety When Cooking Outdoors

Camping season is ramping up, and so is the need of many campers to cook outside. Cooking and grilling outdoors may be routine for some, but it can also be dangerous if proper fire safety precautions aren’t followed.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, nearly 3,800 people are injured by grill fires annually in the U.S.

Let’s face it. There’s nothing like cooking a mouth-watering meal while camping. Whether you’re cooking hot dogs or s’mores, grilling and cooking outside is a fun way to brighten your camping experience while keeping your campers full and satisfied.

However, it’s critical to take grilling and cooking outdoors seriously by following certain safety precautions.

So, before packing your portable grill or camping cookware, keep these fire safety tips in mind:

  • Before setting up your cooking area, be aware of any signs that may restrict outdoor fires in your general vicinity.
  • Pick the cooking area wisely. Avoid cooking or grilling in confined spaces like tents to ensure for proper ventilation, and allow a safe distance between the grill and structures, the campsite and activities.
  • Use cooking utensils with long handles. This will ensure the grillmaster in your life has enough space between the flames and their hand. This is key to avoid accidental burns.
  • Never leave a fire unsupervised. Do not allow children or pets near the grill or cooking area to avoid the potential of accidents. Three feet away is the general rule of thumb.
  • Make sure to dispose of coals If cooking with a campfire, use water or sand to put out the fire and make sure it’s completely out before leaving the area.

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