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Campfire Equipment Lorain OH

Have fire-fighting equipment close at hand: a bucket of water and a shovel. Locate a water source, so you can easily refill the bucket when necessary. Use the water and a shovel full of mineral soil on the fire to put it out. Before starting the fire, review fire-extinguishing techniques with everyone in the group, and show them where the tools and equipment are.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(440) 324-4100
Market Square
Elyria, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(440) 835-3723
300 Crocker Park Boulevard
Westlake, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(440) 268-9153
500 Southpark Center
Strongsville, OH
 
American Wilderness Campground*
(440) 926-3700
17273 Avon Belden Rd (St Rt 83)
Grafton, OH
Campground Availability
May 01-Oct 15
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Lake Swimming, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Timber Ridge Campground
(800) 421-7116, (440) 965-4113
51900 Portman Road
Amherst, OH
Campground Availability
136 Total Camp/RV Sites, 136 Electric and Water,

Oberlin Soccer Camps
260 Forest Street
Oberlin, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(440) 686-2400
Great Northern Mall
North Olmsted, OH
 
Backpackers Shop Ohio Canoe
(440) 934-5345
5128 Colorado Avenue
Sheffield Village, OH
 
Findley State Park
(440) 647-5749
Wellington, OH
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Pavilion, Coin Games, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Schaun Acres Campground
(800) 421-7116, (440) 775-7122
51390 Route 303
Oberlin, OH
Campground Availability
98 Total Camp/RV Sites, 98 Electric and Water, 10 Full Hookups, 40 Max RV Length, 6 Pull-Thru Sites, 15 Sideouts,
Services
Dump Station, Group Area, Laundry, Pets Welcome, Propane, Store,
Recreation
Boat Launch, Golf Facilities, Marina,

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Campfire Safety

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Campfire Safety


From the pages of Camping Life Magazine

Fire safety in camp is not just about helping Smokey the Bear prevent forest fires; it’s also about personal safety. So how do we manage our campfires in a way that helps promote forest health and prevent painful burn injuries?

We can begin by observing these campfire safety tips.

Choose your firebase wisely. Build campfires on mineral soil, not organic material that can catch fire or smolder, even after the fire looks as if it has been put out.

Look up and look around. Never build a fire beneath overhanging tree limbs or near bushes or grasses. The fire might flare up or send up a shower of sparks. Even “green” foliage can easily catch fire; the sap inside some trees and bushes can burn furiously.

Surround the firebase. Use a solid fire ring or fire pit. If that’s not available, use stones that have been gathered from dry ground to make a fire ring. Avoid river rocks that have been saturated with water; they may expand and fracture when they get hot.

Have fire-fighting equipment close at hand: a bucket of water and a shovel. Locate a water source, so you can easily refill the bucket when necessary. Use the water and a shovel full of mineral soil on the fire to put it out. Before starting the fire, review fire-extinguishing techniques with everyone in the group, and show them where the tools and equipment are.

Don’t use flammable liquids to start the fire. The blaze is likely to flare up when ignited. This could result in personal injury, or the fire may spread.

Keep it small. There is no need for a huge bonfire anyway. It gets so hot that you can’t approach it comfortably. A large fire consumes excess firewood and can send sparks into dry foliage and start a fire.

Be careful as you feed wood into the fire. Place new wood on top the blaze gently. Tossing the wood on the fire can send sparks and embers flying.

Keep everything flammable a safe distance from your fire. Sta...

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