Follow these simple guidelines and keep your camping trip safe.
- Tents should ideally be pitched at least 6 metres apart from other tents.
- Keep a torch handy.
- Never light a candle or have any kind of flame burning apparatus in or near to a tent.
- Keep lighters and matches out of the reach of children.
- General advice is to always cook outside and well away from your tent, no matter how large.
- Cooking appliances should never be used in small tents.
- Don't cook near flammable materials or long grass.
- Store flammable liquids or gas cylinders away from the tent.
- Never smoke inside a tent.
- A fire can destroy a tent in 60 seconds so it is essential you have an escape plan and be prepared to cut your way out of the tent if there is fire.
- Make sure everyone knows what to do if their clothes catch fire - stop, drop to the floor and roll to put out the flames.
- If somebody else's clothes catch fire, tell or force them to drop and try to smother the flames with a blanket or large item of clothing to quell the flames, then get them to roll.
- Find out what the firefighting arrangements are in place for the campsite.
- If you do not have a mobile phone then find out where the nearest phone is located.
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