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9 Safety Tips For Camping

Food should be stored in airtight containers, a refrigerator or Ziploc bags, “chip clips” and other methods of keeping it tightly closed. Whether we like it or not, children can get lost or eat a poisonous berry at a family campsite. When it comes time for the crisis, you should be ready to deal with health problems.

In general, you are likely to find harmful plants when you are in nature; those who can be deadly when ingested and others who can hurt you when they come into contact with your skin. As with wildlife, it is important that you observe plants from a safe distance and never try to eat them despite their appeal. Pets should be vaccinated regularly and before the camping trip to protect them from wildlife diseases such as giardia, leptospirosis and rabies. Also check them regularly for fleas and ticks and use recommended preventives. With so much to see in the national parks, you sometimes want to stop to see a view and take a picture. Make sure to stop where you can safely and watch out for other road users.

The key to doing this with children is to teach them what is good and what is not. Ask mom or dad to confirm that a particular berry is safe. If mom or dad don’t know, they have to learn so their kids can get the full camping experience. Keep children near or in a body of water at all times and never swim alone. Understand and work within your swimming skills: if you are not such a strong swimmer, you want to avoid swimming in deep open water. If you or your children are not strong swimmers, always wear a life jacket or PFD and secure them well for your children.

The rain that soaks the camp seats during a storm can make you cranky if you need to relax. Freeze your toes because you didn’t bring hot socks, only summer sandals, it’s no fun at all. And sunburn due to a lack of protective clothing or sunscreen is an unpleasant reminder of the camping trip to do.

Meanwhile, children must have an hour of physical activity per week to be healthy and active. To prevent an unwanted nature attraction, you can store your food in your car or food container. If you contact strays, wash your hands with soap and water. You can also use a hand disinfectant with at least 60% alcohol.

Then you realize that you have to be able to identify poisonous plants while camping or walking for your own safety and that of your family and friends. The bonfires should only be large enough to cook and stay warm. Make sure the area around the fire is free from a risk of tripping and has a bucket of water and shovel nearby to remove any leaks.

Good advice for family campers, except that we eat the berries. As an avid wild camper, one of the great joys of being in nature is meeting a generosity of wild blueberries, strawberries, blackberries or raspberries. I’ve eaten all this in nature and the store bought berries just can’t be compared.

Before dark, make sure to arrive to inspect, unpack and light your camp. Do not throw tents near water, under branches of dead trees or near insect nests and poisonous plants. Also look for broken glass, sharp rocks and other hazards that can cause injury. While this list of safe guidelines may seem long, much of it is common sense and just remember things you already know. As with any holiday, a family campsite requires some foresight and plans.

This prevents them from being lost or having conflicts with other animals. Small pets can be tempting for wildlife such as alligators, coyotes and large birds. Temperatures are rising and there is no thermostat to regulate the outdoors. The only way to deal with climate change is to protect your children in the right clothes. By dressing in layers, children stay warm, while they can peel off the outer layers when they feel warm. Make sure to bring light jackets, hats and caps in case it rains, as well as walking shoes for difficult terrain.

You should be concerned about bears or other dangerous wildlife?? Learn everything you can about your destination in advance. When camping in a remote area, ask the rangers for the precautions to take. They will also inform you of any regulations regarding construction fires, stone and plant collection, dangerous wildlife, food storage or prohibited areas. It is not a big problem for a day trip or a car camp, but if you plan to walk for at least a few days, packing cans is not a good idea.