Tips for Camping Safety:- In the modern days, most of the people prefer to spend their holidays in a free mood rather than staying in a hotel room and following all the formalities of a hotel. Therefore, millions of people spend their holidays camping in a tent or a trailer whether it is a short outing for a week in the local area or a backcountry backpacking. If you want to enjoy these camping trips then you should follow some safety rules while camping so that you and your family do not encounter any hazards during camping. Of course, safety measures relate to common sense but there is no harm if you go through the guidelines before leaving for the trip.
General Safety Tips for Camping
Camping safety does not mean that the safety measures start only when you reach your destination on the contrary safety tips become necessary from the time you decide to go out for a camping holiday. The first step that you have to take into consideration is the place where you will put up your camp. Before choosing the place, you should verify about the weather condition and if the area is prone to fire spread then you should take full precaution and carry all the items that will give you protection against fire. If it is the rainy season, then carry the rain gear and do not forget the first aid kit and the emergency kit. Leave for the camping spot early so that you are able to reach the camping spot in the broad daylight as you will require lots of time for setting up your camp.
Inspection of the camping site is also necessary before you put up the tent so that you can remove all the hazardous and harmful objects like pieces of broken glass or branches, poisonous ivy or plants and avoid the place where there are poisonous animals or insects. Always set up your camp on plain ground if you want a comfortable night’s rest. Set up your camp on an elevated spot in areas, which are prone to heavy rainfall to avoid the flooding of the tent.
Special precautions are necessary when you go for camping with your children. The first precautionary step that you must take is to ensure that the Camping area does not house hornets, wasps, bees, or fire ants. Even check the camping ground for any other types of hazards that may be dangerous for children. Always avoid the use of strong scented items like soap or perfume or any other cosmetic as it can attract mosquitoes and bees. The use of candles that are mosquito repellants will keep your children safe from mosquito bites.
You should use caution while operating the grill or the propane stove and if you light the campfire do not leave it burning when you leave the place but put it off before entering your tent. Moreover, keep your campsite clean by disposing the garbage and keeping the food items in closed containers to avoid the invasion of animals.
Safety during Outdoor Activity or Hiking
If you go for hiking or long cycling, gather all the information about the poisonous plants and ivy, as you will constantly be in the lap of nature. Carry a first aid kit for emergency use in which you should have calamine lotion to get relief from itching if you encounter some poison ivy. Ticks are very harmful so wear light color clothes so that ticks are easily located. Also, check your body and head for ticks every night before going to bed. If you develop rashes and fever after a tick bite immediately, consult a doctor.