Camping along the hill, beach, and far off in the forest or any other place is the perfect way to enjoy. But, it can be dangerous sometimes if you don’t know about the camping safety tips specially when you are camping for the time. For those campaigners, there are camping safety tips to keep themselves aware from the environmental and surrounding dangers. Campaigners should keep in their mind that their first choice is safety to make the moments enjoyable. I have mentioned some important camping safety tips that you should know about.
Table of Contents
- Safety Tips for Easy Camping
- 1. Pitching the Camp
- 2. Carry Ample Food and Water
- 3. Beware of Weather
- 4. Availability of First Aid Kit
- 5. Services Availability
- 6. Use Maps
- 7. Keep a Vigil Eye on Wildlife
- 8. Be Safe around the Campfire
- 9. Drive Safely
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Safety Tips for Easy Camping
1. Pitching the Camp
First of all, keep your tool kit ready. When you arrive at your destination, watch carefully around your tent. If there is an imminent danger, remove it. You have to watch the whole area around your camp, after that hammer out the pegs to pitch the tent. Avoid to pitch your tent under such a tree which is the habitat of wasps, bees, or ants. When you pitch your tent, beware of wasps and ants because they bite in such a way that your joyous mood will turn into anger.
Do not fix your tent on such ground where rainwater and the downpour forms a drain or a pool of water. If you are camping with your family or with your kids, beware of that place and the danger around it. Never pitches your tent near the bank of the river, lake, pond, creek, or steep drop-offs. Above all when you set out for camping, then get a guidebook of camping places to take precautionary measures.
2. Carry Ample Food and Water
For perfect camping, bring ample food and water. Most of the camping sites do not have fresh water. You should bring fresh water for drinking and washing. In the camping area, you may find contaminated water. You will use fresh water to avoid water related diseases. But be sure, that after using water, you should close containers.
Open water containers may attract the insects, these insects may contaminate water. If your containers have enough space for ice, to keep water and food fresh and cool. Camping and food poisoning could not go together.
3. Beware of Weather
When campaigners set out for camping, they should have knowledge about the local weather. Beware from day and night temperatures. It is warm or cool and sunny or cloudy days. If the days are warm cool or frosty, keep ray ban optical glasses, hats, socks, sweaters, hand gloves, and clothes according to the weather. You should download the maps of the camping area. If the camping area has no facility of internet or network is slow, it will bother you.
4. Availability of First Aid Kit
Camping areas are far flung locations, so there may be a need of a medical emergency. Campaigners should get First Aid training before setting out. Carry the essential medicine. If any kind of injury, fever, cough, and cold may happen, you must have the First Aid kit to avoid the botheration. When you are visiting a pond or lake or climbing on a mountain, keep essential medicine in your backpack. Treat the scratches, cuts, or bites yourselves with antiseptic. After bandages, you should take tablets, if scratches or bruises, rub ointment.
5. Services Availability
After arriving at the destination, keep aware of your surroundings. Watch that what kind of facilities are available. Local hospital or dispensary is situated or not. If it exists then how could you arrive there in the need of hours to save you and your companions.
If there is a fiery season then what is your evacuation plan and how you may implement it. Many camping localities have limited mobile network coverage to do an emergency call. It is a great idea that you may contact your family members and close friends in case of danger.
6. Use Maps
When you are setting out far off areas for camping, you should have an easy access to the internet because sometimes it is slow or drops the signals, download the maps of a particular area. Specially, when you will walk along the bushes and herbs. Though in the camping area if there is the facility of internet then download Maps App that you may not bother. You can also bring the map of that particular state along with a compass to find your location.
7. Keep a Vigil Eye on Wildlife
While pitching the camp you have to keep a vigil eye on the wildlife. Remember if you are near the bushes, therefore beware of critters, rats, small snakes, and other animals. Beware of mosquitoes, they are the vectors of malaria and dengue. Ticks and other insects can bite and cause irritation, in rare cases these insects carry diseases. Take strong measures to prevent insects in your tent.
Use insect repellents, wear the dress with long sleeves to prevent your hands and feet from bites. Close the holes of the tent. Water and drink containers do not leave open to attract the sweet lover insects. Take care according to the season. While walking out of camp particularly across the bushes, you have to wear the long pants and closed shoes.
Make a noise while walking along the bushes. On this noise small or large animals will have a chance to run away. Beware of the animals which are very cute in looking but very crafty and aggressive. These animals may attack on you and your campsite too. In this perspective, you have to keep food and rubbish inside the tent.
8. Be Safe around the Campfire
Camping in winter needs igniting fire not only for keeping you warm but for cooking purposes too. Before igniting the campfire, beware of preventive measures. Make sure where you are litting fire that area is wide open. Keep fire away from your camp nearly 3 to 4 meters. Make sure that you have put the flammable items like aerosols, gas bottles, fuel tins away.
If the season is dry and windy, there are more chances to catch the fire in the vicinity. In this perspective, you have to visit Total Fire Ban and CFS websites. If you are leaving the area put water on the fire and ashes till to extinguish. If you are with your family and pets, keep a vigil eye on your kids and pets. Teach your kids about the pros and cons of fire. How they will be safe.
Keep the fire at such an extent that you should manage it. Don’t keep metal things which are easily heated. You should keep a water bucket and shovel near for your safety. If you cook something then will take out your favorite campfire cooking recipes.
9. Drive Safely
When you set out far flung areas, you should take a map of the roads. Know about the moving traffic. You should abide by the road safety rules. When you are driving a car, keep your kids entertained with mobile games. Keep speed limit according to the traffic rules. Avoid from the roadside dust.
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