Camping Safety Supplies

Hiking and camping are great for exercise and a fantastic way of experiencing nature from close up. However, the unexpected can occur from time to time, in spite of the best laid plans and it’s important to try to prepare for most eventualities. Safety supplies will be different for different …

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Purifying Water

No matter how clean and pure fresh water from a lake or stream appears to be, there is no guarantee that it is 100% pure and safe to drink untreated. There is no way of knowing what might have fallen into the water upstream and natural water sources make a …

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First Aid Kit and Tips When Camping

If you’re going on a camping trip, always equip yourself with a first-aid kit. Minor bumps and scrapes, a bee sting or just a simple old-fashioned headache can happen anywhere, so it pays to be prepared. Most beginners tend to opt for a pre-assembled kit as a matter of convenience …

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Fire Safety

Fire safety and prevention when camping, caravanning or if you’re just spending a day out in the countryside is crucial. Tents – Fire Prevention Never light a candle or have any other kind of flame burning apparatus in or near to a tent. Even in the larger tents which are …

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Keeping Kids Safe When Camping

Safety is of paramount importance to everybody on a camping trip and, whilst adults are responsible enough to realise that extra vigilance is needed, children tend to be less concerned with safety issues and more interested in having fun. It is, however, important, that children are prepared for the camping …

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What to do in an Emergency

When you’re in the outdoors on a camping expedition, emergencies can occur at any time and can come in all shapes and forms, from a simple wasp sting to breaking a leg on a mountain. It would be impossible to outline procedures here to take into account all possible emergency …

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Survivalist Holidays

What is a Survivalist? A survivalist is an individual who has been trained to survive in the outdoors for a period of time on limited rations or using the land as a means to find food and water. Survivalists often hone their skills on survivalist holidays – known sometimes as …

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Getting Hypothermia When Camping

Hypothermia is a condition brought about by a drop in the surrounding temperature which causes the body’s temperature to fall sharply. It is important at this stage to note that Hypothermia does not just kill in the winter or in extremely cold conditions but that it also kills – and …

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What is Lyme Disease?

When out in the woods, you’re sharing the environment with many insects and flying creatures such as mosquitoes and also ticks. It might be an unpleasant thought but, on a positive note, insect bites and disease transmission is far less common here in the UK than in many tropical environments …

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Using GPS When Camping

GPS stands for Global Positioning System and was initially designed to be used by the U.S military. The system is made up of 24 satellites which are located 12,000 miles above the Earth and which move in a precise orbit, have an atomic clock built into them and are solar …

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