Outdoor camping is a great educational experience that lets you spend quality time with your family as well and enjoy nature’s beauty together.Here are tips for a safe camping:1. Arrive at the campsite early. Arriving early, with still ample daylight will enable you to examine the entire campsite over and set-up your camp as well as study the terrain.2. Find a flat and level ground to spread all your gear out. Likewise, an area having shrubs or trees around it will aid in blocking unexpected, strong winds.3. Examine the area for possible dangers. Be on the lookout for sharp objects, broken glass, huge ant beds, branches, poison ivy, hazardous terrain and bees. 4. Stay away from areas with natural hazards, like falling branches. Inspect the land contour making sure that your campsite should be elevated so that it will not flood in case of rain.5. Use a flame-resistant tent and set it up far from where you will be setting your camp fire. 6. Be familiar with first aid basics and carry along a “first aid kit” wherever you go. Keep everyone well hydrated. 7. Bring along emergency supplies such as a map, flashlight, compass, knife, fire starter, whistle, personal shelter, high energy snacks, warm clothing, purified water and insect repellent spray.8. Do not drink alcoholic beverages while hiking because your agility, balance and judgment are all decreased by alcohol. 9. Never drink from any stream or river, regardless of how clean it may look as it contains water-borne microorganisms and parasites that can bring about stomach discomfort or at times, serious illness. Only drink from your purified water bottle and bring it along wherever you go. 10. Build your campfire away from your tent. Also, never use gas lamps or candles inside or near the tent.11. Keep bugs out by closing immediately your tent every time you go in or out.12. Always look after your campfire and clear the area of leaves and twigs as well as keep the flame controlled by creating a barrier around it using rocks. 13. Before retiring to bed, make sure the campfire is property put off by drowning it with water. Likewise, clean the campsite making sure there are no foods left over scattered so as not to attract wild animals; make sure your food are well stored or securely packed so that animals can not get to it.14. Always clean after your mess and discard your trash in a trash bag and secure it. Have fun and keep safety in mind always!
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