Consignment RV Houston, How To Properly Put Out A Campfire

Keeping with the fire prevention theme this week, I wanted to talk about how to properly put out a campfire. Let me first start by saying that most (if not nearly all RV Parks) have regulations against open flames, however, National and State Parks may not, and building a campfire is almost mandatory. S’mores, campfire stories, roasted marshmallows, the crackling of the embers and the soft orange glow of a campfire…there’s nothing quite like it.

However, if you build a campfire in an area that allows it, you are also responsible for properly extinguishing that fire. It takes more that just pouring water on it. Even applying a liberal amount of water may not be enough to put out all of the embers.

Watch the video below for a quick lesson for campfire management.

If you are planning on constructing a campfire during your camp out, just be really careful and be 100% sure that it is out before you pack up and leave the site. One live ember can spare a fire that can destroys thousands of acres of plant and animal life. Your consignment RV center, PPL Motorhomes wants you to just remember that you are responsible for the footprints you leave in nature.

Wildfire Prevention Is Everyone’s Responsibility

We’re entering into that time of the season where we will be getting some rain showers, but don’t count on that to saturate the ground enough to stop a wild fire. In addition to a little rain here and there, we’ll also have tons of fuel in dead leaves, branches and grass which will provide more than enough fuel to a wildfire.

Just one errant ember from a fire can destroy thousands of of acres of land. Just one lit cigarette carelessly tossed out of the window can start a grass fire and consume residential areas indiscriminately. The monetary loss is one thing, but the lives that fire does leaves scorching scars that last forever.

Do I really have to show you a Smokey The Bear PSA from the 70’s to jog your memories?

Remember what Smokey said, “Only you can prevent forest fires”. Truer words have never been spoken. When you go camping this Fall in your RV remember that fire season is here, so be careful. Just another friendly reminder from your consignment RV center, PPL Motorhomes.