When we think of summer we imagine being outside going on a bunch of adventures. And because we want you to have many good stories to tell, here are some tips to keep you safe and comfortable in your outings this season.
Use bug repellent
It’s always important to take some type of bug repellent on your adventures and apply it in a preventive way. If you get bitten by mosquitoes, apply a cold compress or ointments you can find at the pharmacy and avoid scratching to prevent infections in the affected area.
Renew your first aid kit
Before you go on a trip, it’s important that you do a complete check of your products and medications by checking their status and expiration date. Buy what’s necessary and you will avoid using expired products that could be harmful to your health.
Place your tent in a strategic location
When we go on a camping trip it’s important to be near some type of water source, like a river or a lake. That being said, when choosing the place where you will install your tent, examine the surroundings and evaluate if you’re at risk from flooding. Once you have studied these factors and found a suitable place to build your tent, make sure that the ground is flat and there are no stones or branches that can damage the floor. Also, try not to put the tent under trees where there is a risk of falling branches that can cause accidents. As for the orientation, it is important that you locate the tent in such a way that it receives sun in the morning and shade in the afternoon.
Bring plenty of water and water purification systems
When you go outdoors, water is a fundamental element. Therefore, if the place you go to does not have any clean water sources, make sure you bring enough for your trip and 1 extra day. Also, water purification tablets and filters are a good idea for emergencies.
Beware of forest fires
Do not throw matches, cigarette butts or burning objects on the ground, nor paper, plastic, glass or any kind of residue or combustible material that could cause a fire. Only start fires in the places strictly recommended for this purpose according to what is established by the regulations of the park or campsite you go to.
Although it seems like an obvious tip, the use of sunscreen is essential for avoiding a bad time in the summer. Lean towards water resistant sunscreen to ensure greater protection during water activities and treks in which you will surely sweat.
Share these tips with your friends and family for a safe camping trip!