If you are a regular camper or someone who is planning to go to a camp in the near future, safety has to be one of your top concerns. Ensuring that you and your partner are safe at all times is the key to making the most of your camping trip. However, contrary to other problems- where we look at the latest technologies for a solution, the approach here is a little different. To find the ultimate safety solution while camping, you will have to go back in the past; that is, to the time when humans were still living in caves.
Cavemen, Fire, and Safety
Back in the times when humans were primarily living in the wilderness, caves were where they lived. Domesticated fire was probably the biggest change back then- for it gave them the means to stay warm, cook their food and stay alive! The early man spent a large part of his life fighting the wild animals and protecting his family from them. This is where fire came in as a highly useful ‘weapon.’
We did not have those sophisticated weapons back then, with the exception of sharpened wooden logs at the most. Fire was all that the caveman had and it is obvious that he was quite successful in protecting himself from all sorts of dangers in the wilderness. Bears, tigers, snakes, and a range of other wild animals, while they may not always be man-eaters, they will attack humans. This could be for stealing their food, or when they see them as a threat occupying their territory. Fire is what has helped us humans to stay safe from such attacks.
A mere burning log in front of a cave was enough to scare most animals away. The cave man did not know things like keeping his food hidden or how animals would be attracted to it. All he knew was that fire would protect and keep the animals away, and this is something that stays true even now. In fact, fire was worshiped even earlier, for it is what helped them sustain life. Many cultures still respect and continue to worship fire.
A Campfire BBQ Can Be More Than Just Your Cooking Apparatus
If you are looking to have a safe and bear-free camping experience, you really need to know how campfire BBQ can save you and how to go about cooking over a campfire. Did someone tell you that attacks by bears are rare, and you need not worry? While camping in the wild, chances are that a curious and/or hungry bear (or any other wild animal for that matter) will wander around the campsite. Some of the most popular campsites in America are visited by bears occasionally, and it is not a chance that you should be willing to take.
A campfire at your outing is just what you need to make delicious food all by yourself. No authentic camping experience is complete without a BBQ campfire, even if you are just a beginner. Right from setting it up to cooking and eating the food made on it- the entire experience is a thrill in itself if you know all aspects of cooking over a campfire. But that is not all- having a BBQ campfire could also save yours and your partner’s life.
Fire can keep hungry or curious bears away from your home or campsite. Beers have a very strong sense of smell, and as long as you are eating anything at your campsite, chances of a bear being attracted to it are significant. However, with a campfire, they are less likely to come close to the campsite. If you plan to have a BBQ campfire at your trip- then you are not just getting a means to cook some great food, but are also getting the best safety mechanism for you and your partner.
The bottom-line is simple; safety is and should be the 1st priority of everyone while going on a camping trip. Just ensure that you do not have too much food in the open as it attracts bears. A BBQ campfire that you make for cooking your food can be left on to keep bears away- and you need not have anything else for the same purpose. Just ensure that the fire does not go off midway. But if it does, have a backup in place. You will be amazed at how effective it is in keeping all those wild animals away from your campsite!