Camping is fun for the whole family and a great way to spend some quality time together. People of all ages love being able to go fishing for their food, take long walks in the woods, and to swim around in fresh water lakes. Just make sure that while you are having fun you remember how to keep you and your kids safe.
Stay Away From Animals
One of the first and most important rules to follow is what to do when around wild animals. When you see anything you need to leave it alone. They are pretty to look at – but try to mess with them and they could become territorial or scared and react violently. This rule is specially applied to baby animals that you run across. Where there is a baby there is always a huge mama near by watching out for it.
When camping in the wild you have the chance to see wild animals – but not everyone does. They prefer to stay away from humans – but it doesn’t mean they always will. The best way to ensure that they don’t come to you is to keep food out of the tent and sealed up at all times.
Look For Poisonous Bugs
When walking through the woods make sure that you look out for any spiders, snakes, and other poisonous insects. It is important that you always wear thick socks and boots in the woods. You should know where your feet are stepping and what your hands are touching. What might look like a vine on a tree could be a snake in disguise.
You should never go anywhere in the woods without the necessary safety supplied and camping gear. Make sure that you have a first aid kit filled with sunscreen, cream for mosquito bites, band aids, and rubbing alcohol. You should also have plenty of water, flashlights, and of course a cell phone.