NFPA Safety Tip

NFPA shares advice on camp cooking safety

June 30, 2006 – As vacationers flock to camp sites this season the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is offering advice on camp cooking safety.

Campers have been known to bring many of the comforts of home with them as they set up camp in the great outdoors – in a few cases they bring everything but the kitchen sink – and in most cases they bring a camp cooking appliance. Home cooking is an activity that most people take part in on a daily basis, but it is important to keep in mind that camp cooking is very different than cooking in your home. There is special safety information available that should be reviewed when preparing to cook in a camp environment and camp cooking appliances are involved.

Camp Cooking Safety Tips

Camp cooking equipment:

Cooking at the camp site:

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