Camping & Fishing Outdoors


Pack foods in tight, water resistant pouches or containers. Keep them in an insulated cooler. Wash hands and surface areas often. Make use of hand sanitizer if water is not available. Separate raw foods from cooked foods.


Cook foods to appropriate temperatures (as an example, ground beef really should be cooked to an internal temperature of at the very least 165 degrees).


Camping is a fantastic way to get exercise. Do things such as walking, hiking, cycling, or going for a swim to stay energetic during your camping trip. Make sure to carry safety gear, like helmets, sturdy boots, and life vest. Avoid poisonous plants, like poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. Understand your limitations, and take steps to stay clear of personal injury during activities. Never hike or swim by yourself. Monitor kids carefully. Adults should get at least 2.5 hours a week and kids should get at least one hour a day of exercise.


Carbon monoxide gas is odor free and colorless and can trigger illness or death in people and family pets. Never use fuel-burning equipment for example, gas stoves, heating units, lanterns, and charcoal grills within a tent, camper, or other enclosed shelter. It can cause harmful levels of carbon monoxide to build up.


As substitute warmth sources to fuel-burning appliances inside a confined tent, campers should carry sufficient bed linen and clothing and should take in extra calories and fluids throughout the outing to avoid hypothermia (a dangerous loss of body warmth that can result in death).


Handling Bears While Camping


Stockpile your packs with torches and bear spray to keep in the outdoor tents during the night. Torches can always be useful to help find things and point you in the correct direction when strolling during the night. The bear spray, however, is a buy that you possibly and hopefully will never use but is something definitely worth having for that added piece of mind when you hear rustling in the woods.


It could seem to be weird, but being loud will keep much of the furry creatures hidden. With that said, if you have nearby neighbors, don't trigger a full out ruckus. The sounds of the campfire crackling, voices, and other man-made sounds like vehicle engines typically work in frightening wildlife.


As long as you may love and trust your family pets to stay nearby, it's not worth the risk of allowing them to wander off on their own. An alternative to constantly holding the other end of the chain is buying a spiral stake to place in the ground to keep the pup close by while granting her or him a little bit of liberty to stroll.


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