Camping Survival Guide: The Worst-Case Scenarios

Camping Survival Guide: The Worst-Case Scenarios

1. Camping Survival Guide: Camping Preparation Checklist:

Camping Survival Guide: The Worst-Case Scenarios
Camping Survival Guide: The Worst-Case Scenarios

Before you hop into your car for a long weekend camping, few things are a must on your checklist.

  • A small paper with the number of the local police of that particular area of staying.
  • Always carry the address along with the phone number of the camp field.
  • Open all your gear items and have a thorough scan to check the usability of the items.
  • A lantern or a flashlight is a must for every camping trip.
  • Do not forget to carry matchsticks or lighter along with your utensils.
  • Check all your sleeping equipment, such as pillows and bags.
  • Do not forget to carry warm clothes like jackets, gloves, and hats along with hiking boots.
  • Go for high energy food options such as beef or granola bar.
  • Never forget to carry your emergency kit and personal items inclusive of your medication and insect repellents.
  • Always carry camping equipment along with your electronics to protect yourself and contact in time of emergency.
  • Let your friends and family know about your camping plans.

2. Protecting Against Bears:

Camping sites see more bear visits, and when you encounter a bear, remember that he’s either hungry or is protecting his young. Usually, humans aren’t the prey bears often search.

  • Whenever you cook or store cooked food, keep it few to 100 yards away. Never carry your food with you to the tent, that’s very dangerous.
  • Know that bears get attracted to a lot of things, including utensils, the clothes you wore while cooking, and garbage.
  • When you encounter a bear, be calm, and speak in a low voice. Do not turn away or run away after seeing a bear. Never make direct eye contact with a bear; it instigates their anger.
  • When you encounter a black bear, fight against it and aim its muzzles and head, while for a grizzly bear, play dead.

3. When Lost At Campsite:

  • Never wander far away from your campsite all by yourself. If you have young ones, give them a whistle, in case they get lost.
  • Carry a cell phone with all your emergency contacts saved. Turn your phone off to conserve battery in case of emergencies.
  • Carry flares to signal when lost or use them as a method of protection. Also, make a note of human-made objects like cabins, scarecrows to spot while on your way back.
  • Finally, carry a compass to guide you with directions.

4. Medical Emergency:

Camping Survival Guide: The Worst-Case Scenarios
Camping Survival Guide: The Worst-Case Scenarios
  • When camping, you tend to hurt yourself a lot like slipping on wet rocks, insect bites, and fire burns. Prepare yourselves with basic medical emergencies like CPR.
  • Carry a stock of emergency paramedics with all necessities.
  • If anything goes wrong, do not hesitate to contact the campsite.

5. Camping Survival Guide: Mosquitoes Threats

  • A fun camping trip often gets visits from mosquitos. To combat this issue, carry repellents or light citronella candles.
  • Try staying close to your campfires as mosquitoes avoid smoky areas.
  • Apply DEET-based mosquito repellent on your skin and wear long and full-sleeved clothes.
  • When on long trips, set up mosquito traps. Use a carbon dioxide trap as it protects you from mosquitoes as far as one acre of land.
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