Outdoors A family camping trip is an enjoyable experience with a little preparation. Knowing everyone’s limits, taking the time to plan ahead, and packing the correct items will help your adventure .e off without a drawback. Here are the down and dirty basics of woods and camping safety. Planning Ahead If you are not experienced in the outdoor camping, begin your adventures by taking day trips. But even then be alert of camping safety issues, such as Look out for snakes, spiders and other critters, bug bites and stings, plants that may cause rashes and allergic reactions, exposure to heat, wind, water and cold. Once campers feel .fortable with their camping skills, they may want to plan a few days or a week in a wilderness park. But first, gather information from park rangers, read guide books about the terrain and weather, and talk with campers who have been there. Camping Dangers One .mon mistake made by campers is not being ready for seasonal changeover regarding proper clothing and gear. Storms blow in and out during all seasons, and there can be sudden shifts in temperatures in spring and fall, predominantly on high mountains. Rainfall and wind lead to rapid cooling, especially when temperatures drop at nightfall. Excessive heat can be a problem for young children, whose sweat glands are not fully developed until teenage years. On hot days, trek in the cooler mornings and evenings. During the day, spend time in shaded areas. Wear skin protection cloths such as hats, sunscreen, and cotton clothes whenever you are exposed to the sun. Tips for kids Another .mon trouble is getting lost. Teach your children how to recognize landmarks at the campground and on hikes. While hiking, encourage them to turn around and look at the trail to familiarize themselves with their environment. Teach them to remain where they are and stay calm if they are lost. Kids should wear whistles because whistles can be heard farther away than the human voice and know the universal help signal of three blows or loud sounds. Try to take your cell phone along in case you can get a signal. Before your trip, look for a local class or go online to find out more about map reading and finding directions. For wilderness trekking, always carry a topographical map and .pass. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: