Whether you’re headed out for just one night or for a week-long adventure, safety should always come first when you’re in the outdoors. Here are some valuable camping safety tips every outdoor enthusiast should keep top of mind.
Bring a First Aid Kit
A basic first aid kit should have an antibacterial ointment, antiseptic wipes, some adhesive bandages, ibuprofen and some gauze pads. If you have a camper with a life-threatening allergy, include an EpiPen. Carry first aid supplies in a waterproof box or bag.
Keep Food Safe
Pack foods in tight, waterproof bags or containers and keep perishable food in an insulated cooler. Make sure raw meats are kept separate.
Be Safe on the Trail
When hiking, always wear sturdy shoes or boots and reflective gear. Never go alone and consider bringing flares, such as those in your car emergency kit, in case you become lost.