One of the main features of summer in Chubbuck is how many fun things there are to do outdoors. But before you head to the backyard, beach, or campground this summer, it’s important to know a few beneficial safety tips. By taking a few simple precautions, you can help ensure that your summer stays fun and relaxing for both you and your loved ones.
A safe backyard is one that is designed for summertime fun. Before you hold that barbeque or party, however, there are a few things that you should do to get your backyard ready. For example, check the lawn and surrounding areas carefully for holes, exposed tree roots, and other potential hazards. Few troubles can stop the fun like a twisted ankle or skinned knee. Fill any holes you find, and cover or remove roots or any possible risks.
If you need to grill outside, there are a few things you should do before you light those burners. If you have a gas grill, check for broken or cracked hoses or leaks. Be sure to set up your grill well away from the house, patio furniture, or branches. Never walk away from a grill while it’s on, and be sure to let it cool down completely before attempting to remove ashes.
If your favorite place in summer is the beach, it is essential to follow some necessary preventive measures as well. Like, pay attention to weather reports and warning flags. Even if it seems clear, there could be potential hazards from lightning strikes or rough waves that may arrive out of the blue. Moreover, never swim alone, and do not allow children or pets to play in the water unsupervised. It only takes a moment for someone to fall, slip under the water, and even lose consciousness or drown.
If you enjoy camping every summer break, there are important things to know before hitting the road. Similar to swimming, you should never hike or camp alone. If you don’t know first aid or it has been a while, take a refresher course, and re-stock your first aid kit. Make sure that you drink plenty of water and wear sunscreen, hat, and insect repellant. Watch out with the bug spray; however, some pesticides can cause skin irritation or otherwise harm your health. Lastly, stay on marked trails or carry both a map and a compass with you at all times and follow all instructions for proper fire safety.
By implementing these simple safety tips, you can better focus on having fun and experience your ideal summer activity. After all, a little preparation goes a long way!
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