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Camping Precautionary Measures

If you are planning to camp out or hike in areas you are not very familiar with. Be sure to take extra precautionary measures to avoid possible sickness and danger especially if there are kids tagging along on your outdoor adventure. Camping is not only a ‘candy’ for those who are seeking an adrenaline rush but it is also a way of relaxation for those who have been working so hard all their lives.

It is during this time when you can take a closer look at the natural beauty of mother earth and smell the roses along the way but you have to be sure that you pack all the necessary things you will be needing during your trip. Stuff like portable camping stove to cook or warm your food, bottled water for drinking, energy drinks, first aid kit, a blanket to keep you warm at night and an insect repellant to keep the children’s skin free from insect bites.

The world health organization has reported that fifty percent of travelers, which also include the campers, have suffered diarrhea during their tips. It is therefore advisable for you to take a sufficient amount of potable water during your camp to avoid getting sick. Killing the bacteria or microbes in the water is one way of making sure that you will not get diarrhea. If you have a portable camp stove with you, just boil the water for five to ten minutes before drinking the water. Also, be sure to properly wash fruits and vegetables before eating or cooking them.

Animal encounter is one common problem a camper dreads but this can be avoided by planning your trip. If you are going to an unfamiliar place be sure to research about it in the internet. And when planning your camping be sure to check the weather schedule to avoid getting stranded on the mountains because of bad weather. It would also be best if you could take a battery operated radio and a cellular phone just in case there is an emergency you can call for help. And, you better check your tent before you head out for an adventure to make sure that it is in good condition. Tent is a camper’s essential because it is where you can take a rest after a long, happy day.

If you want a memorable camp be sure to prepare ahead of time and bring the essential camping gear with you to keep you safe and happy on your adventure.

Fun Foods for Camping

Cooking can be the biggest part of the fun you have while out camping. Your appetite will absolutely open up once you are in the great outdoors. Whether you have hiked all day or are enjoying the campfire by evening, you will embrace a roaring appetite as big as your campfire.

Camping foods need to be simple, however. They should also be easy to pack and store fairly well under camping conditions. Make sure to buy camping food that is fun for everyone to partake in cooking. It becomes a chore if only one person does the cooking while others sit around waiting to chow down.

If you are really creative and careful, you can even figure out how to cook that fish you just caught right on the grill.

The number one staple of camping food is probably chili. It is so easy to make, inexpensive and just about everybody loves a hearty chili. Chili is also great to warm you up and fill you up. Eat a hearty bowl of chili by the campfire by night and you will be ready to hike, hunt, and fish all day the next day. Chili gives you fuel for thought and fuel for activity, as well.

The good old hot dog. The hot dog is classic to camping because it is easily kept in a cooler without the worry of too much refrigeration necessary. In addition, everyone from kids to seniors adores a good old-fashioned hot dog cooked either on the grill or on a skewer over the campfire.

Do not forget breakfast foods on your camping stove. Scrambled eggs, pancakes, and sausages are all easily cooked and hearty ways to start your day. Boiling water on your camping stove for oatmeal and adding things like nuts, raisins, and cranberries is a great energy booster that will fill you up all day.

Your latest catch can be a delicious meal. Trout is typically a favorite of campers and once caught is easily grilled over an open fire, your barbeque, or on your camping stove. Of course, you can make hamburgers, sausages, and steaks just like you would at home if you have brought your barbeque, but typically meats need to be eaten right away for optimal safety. The same goes with chicken. Chicken breasts that have been marinated and sliced thin are better alternatives than too much meat.

Last but not least, the beloved s’more. Get those graham crackers, chocolate bars, and marshmallows ready for the absolute favorite treat known to camping. There probably isn’t a single person who does not adore a good s’more or two, or maybe even three.