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Fire Safety When Camping - Hiking - On the Trail

In this video I'll share some tips and suggestions on how to minimize the chance that you may inadvertently cause a wildfire on your next backpacking or hiking trip. Even some small and simple steps can cut the risk of starting a devastating fire down significantly.

In this Guide:
  • Free Campfire Permit
  • Reconsider Open Fires
  • When to Leave the Stove at Home
  • inReach Fire Troubleshooting

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This Guide Was Written by Cris Hazzard

Cris Hazzard 4 Mile Trail Yosemite
Hi, I'm Cris Hazzard, aka Hiking Guy, a professional outdoors guide, hiking expert, and author based in Southern California. I created this website to share all the great hikes I do with everyone else out there. This site is different because it gives detailed directions that even the beginning hiker can follow. I also share what hiking gear works and doesn't so you don't waste money. I don't do sponsored or promoted content; I share only the gear recommendations, hikes, and tips that I would with my family and friends. If you like the website and YouTube channel, please support these free guides (I couldn't do it without folks like you!).

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