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Camping With Kids

Remember These Health and Safety Tips When Camping with Kids. They’re A Must!

Last updated on January 30th, 2020 at 01:31 pm

Showers, flush toilets and sinks are usually provided in modern campgrounds. In the absence of such luxuries, you can still stay clean enough with the help of hand sanitizers or wash clothes, and some other toiletries.

It is important that you familiarize yourself with these important health and safety tips when camping.

When tooth brushing, dab a small amount of toothpaste in the kids’ toothbrush, bring along a water bottle and walk to the farthest edge of your campsite. Make sure you are also 200 feet from any water source. Wet the brush and brush as usual.
When it’s time to spit, you don’t want to leave an unsightly animal‐attracting blob of toothpaste in the bushes. Take a mouthful of water, swish, and try to scatter the frothy concoction in as wide an area as possible. It’s an environmentally friendly way to spray.

camping health and safety tips

It’s also important to bury solid human waste because it can pollute water and spread disease. Dig a cat hole, six to eight inches deep and do your business. Cover it with the dirt you dug out of the hole and conceal it with sticks, leaves or rocks.

It’s super important to bring along a well‐stocked first‐aid kit to treat minor aches, pains, itchy spots and boo‐boos in general. You need to include a good pair of tweezers and a magnifying glass to remove prickly objects.

Flying, buzzing and biting insects are a fact of nature and are hard to avoid when you’re outdoors. There are plenty of tactics for dealing with bugs and reducing your chances of contracting a disease.

Insect repellents with a high concentration of DEET are the most effective, long-lasting defense against mosquitoes as well as ticks, biting flies, and other pesky bugs. There are also plenty of all‐natural, DEET free bug sprays that work just as well. You just have to re‐apply them more often.

There’s no reason to be paranoid when camping with kids. You just need to be prepared for all possible scenarios.

If you are camping with a baby make sure you check out this list of a must-have baby camping gear before your next outdoor adventure.

Watch the following video for some extra helpful tips.

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