Camping in the Time of COVID-19 – Stay Safe!

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At this time of year, campers are usually out in full force—from RVers to backpackers. They all go out to enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer. Why not pack up your camping gear – including one of the RAVPower chargers for camping – and set off for an adventure under the stars?

In brief, this year is an absolute mess. To put it differently, this year is unlike any other because of the Coronavirus pandemic. If you’re an avid camper, you’re probably wondering, “Is it safe to camp in 2020?”

The good news – yes, it is. Camping is a low-risk activity. Great!

First of all, the CDC says that staying physically active is a great way to keep your mind and body healthy. So, why not go camping, reconnect with nature, and rejuvenate yourself?

Many countries that had imposed lockdowns because of COVID-19 are gradually opening up and campgrounds are now welcoming campers. They have put measures in place as well to ensure guests are safe and happy.

You can enjoy an invigorating getaway in the time of COVID-19.

Is Camping Safe in 2020?

Yes, it is.

RP-PB187 RAVPower chargers for camping next to tent
Model Shown: RP-PB187

You may be under the impression that camping during the Coronavirus pandemic is completely unsafe. Of course, your concerns are justified as there’s still some uncertainty on how things will turn out. But according to the NPR, camping is a low-risk activity, especially if you camp in an isolated location with people you know. So camping fans, you can breathe a sigh of relief!

When you go camping, there are many practical things you can do to reduce the transmission risk of COVID-19. As a rule, you should avoid camping in a crowded campground with communal areas and shared restrooms. Also, don’t sleep in a tent with people you don’t know.

How to Camp Safely During Coronavirus

1.      Keep Your Party Small

Staying in a smaller group is a lot safer. Don’t mingle with people you don’t know. If you go on a hike and encounter new people, keep your distance. It’s okay to be friendly, but don’t go over and start taking pictures together.

When you isolate yourself, you minimize the transmission risk of COVID-19. Some campers may be ill but may not be showing any symptoms. Coronavirus spreads easily via air droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or speaks. That’s why it’s so important to keep your group small. As a result of government restrictions, some campgrounds now limit the number of people in a group, so check beforehand.

2.      Don’t Forget Your Mask

When you’re around other campers who aren’t in your immediate group, wear a mask. It’s sound advice to avoid crowded picnic tables, fire pits, and barbeques. If that isn’t possible, it’s imperative to wear a mask and maintain a 6-feet distance. Some campsites now require you to wear a mask in situations where social distancing is difficult.

When you’re in the campground’s main office or laundry room, put on a mask otherwise you may be at risk. Campgrounds get busy and trails get packed, so it’s good to have a mask at all times. And even when you’re wearing one, maintain social distancing. Wearing a mask does not substitute social distancing. Also, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.

3.      Don’t Make Any Unnecessary Stops On the Way to the Campground

RAVPower chargers for camping RP-PB055
Model Shown: RP-PB055

As you travel to your campground, only make stops when it’s necessary or you may put yourself or your loved ones at risk. Get the 27000mAh Power House Charger (RP-PB055) RAVPower chargers for camping and use it to power all your devices. It can charge 3 gadgets at once, so you’ll never have to worry about your phone’s battery dying. Since your phone will retain its charge, you can use its GPS for navigation.

If you have to stop at a gas station, practice social distancing, wear a mask, and wash your hands—just as you would if you went to the grocery store.

4.      Carry a Powerful RAVPower Charger

The modern camping kit doesn’t just comprise of a tent, a sleeping bag, and a Swiss army knife. These days, campers carry phones, cameras, and handheld GPS devices. All these gadgets use batteries that need recharging every now and then, that’s why you need one of the powerful RAVPower chargers for camping. Unfortunately, there’s an absence of chargers deep in the woods and on the mountains.

RAVPower chargers for camping RP-PB054 next to a couple on a camping blanket
Model Shown: RP-PB054

If you’re taking your electronic gadgets with you, you need powerful RAVPower chargers for camping like the 252.7Wh Portable Power Station (RP-PB187) and likewise the 20000mAh PD Pioneer Charger (RP-PB054).

The portable power station is one of our most powerful chargers and powers appliances with a 250W power rating or below. You can use it to charge your smartphone, camera, drone, mini fridge, and mini radio. Our PD Pioneer charger can power a drone, smartphone, camera, mini fridge, and a small fan. Get one of them and make your adventure in the wild more memorable.

5.      Practice Social Distancing

Camping in the time of COVID-19 is all about doing the things you love in a safe, responsible manner. Make sure you camp alone or with your family. For example, if you’re camping with friends, everyone should have their own camping essentials (sleeping bag, flashlight, headlamp, and camping chair).

There should be a 6-foot distance between your tent and other tents. Maintain this distance even when you’re around the campfire. For the time being avoid group facilities like pools, hot tubs, playgrounds, and showers. Disinfect your camping gear before and after you use it. And remember to carry your RAVPower charger so you won’t have to borrow a charger if your devices run out of charge—putting yourself at risk.

6.      Maintain Good Hygiene

Maintaining good hygiene is the best way to slow down the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses. Wash your hands regularly to get rid of any germs on your hands. Campers should come prepared with their own disinfectant, wipes, sanitizer, and soap. While most campgrounds follow the CDC guidelines for cleaning facilities, it’s best to be prepared. After all, we don’t want another toilet roll shortage.

Enjoy Camping During COVID-19 with RAVPower Chargers for Camping

After months of being cooped up in your house, you may be craving an outdoor adventure to make your world feel normal again. We can’t blame you, camping is a great way to enjoy all that nature has to offer.

At the same time, it’s important to stay safe while camping. Don’t mingle with other people and maintain social distancing if you must mingle. A powerful charger like the RP-PB187, RP-PB054 or the RP-PB055 can power all your important devices, ensuring you stay isolated and safe.

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