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Being Prepared For Camping

So you are getting ready for a camping trip. Do you know the things you need and must have while you are gone? The best way to make sure you don�t forget something is to make a list of everything you will need and check it off as you pack. Start making the list weeks before you are scheduled to leave so you can add to it as you think of things. What was the one thing that you forgot? It doesn�t seem to be a question of whether you forgot something but rather what it was that was left behind and the magnitude of it. Trying to make a list the night before you leave will mean going thru the same mental mess up that you would have if you started the list that morning.

It may never be possible to have all the camping gear you will ever need or want when you find yourself on the site, however, one should indeed strive to always be prepared when going camping outdoors. First of all, you should be a very safe place ' both from people and animals. Do not ignore the fact that sometimes, the people are more dangerous than the animals. Second, you should have with you more food and water then you should need in case of a delay in leaving. The unexpected can happen (and the chances are that will happen if you are not prepared for it). Be prepared for rain, for loss of food or water, for running into a wild animal or a dreadful human being. Be prepared to handle any and all the situations, and have each member of your group be equally prepared. Always have a First Aid Kit handy.

Preparation is the key, so be sure to carry some extras and be ready for stormy weather as well as forest fires, when you go camping. Carry some type of protective gear against fire. It is imperative that every member of your group knows how to handle and douse a fire effectively! This could sometimes be the difference between life and death. This basic knowledge is essential and can prove to be life saving since fire is one of the most potential hazards during a camping trip. This is again a very critical aspect, because a carelessly drawn fire can spell disaster not only for you but for the whole forest, and sometimes the entire region. It is a lot better to be prepared and safe then being hurt.

Submitted by:

Jay Crabb



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