Fire Safety

 In Wilderness Sports News

If you’ve been in Summit County very long, you know that we, along with many other parts of the U.S., face extreme fire risk throughout much of the summer months. Last year we had two big scares – the Peak 2 fire and the Tenderfoot fire. This really hit close to home and reminded us that we have a responsibility to prepare and prevent as much as possible.

As residents of Summit County and owners/employees of a local shop, we strive to be good stewards of our land, both public and private. There are lots of resources in the county to stay up to date on bans and learn more about preventing wildfires. We will do our best to communicate fire bans and other information via our social media, and in the shop.

We know how much fun it is to sit around the campfire after a long day of outdoor adventure. Many of our fondest memories, from childhood to now, are of great times gathered around a roaring bonfire with our friends and family. Growing up, I don’t remember a single night camping when we didn’t have a campfire. But I grew up in the Southeast where the humidity prevents high fire danger. Unfortunately that’s a different story here, and I would hate to put wildlife, people, and structures in danger just so I can make some s’mores.

If you are looking for cooking alternatives, come by the shop and we’ll show you some great options!

Whether you’re a local or visitor to Summit County, please stay attentive to fire danger and bans! The same goes for any travel you do – check fire danger levels and research local resources for more information.

We will be setting up at the Solstice Party which will be held at the Silverthorne Pavilion on June 21st, following the Wildfire Exercise for first responders. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram, or contact the shop, for more details about this event!

For more wildfire info, visit these websites:

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