First Aid

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5 Common Camping Injuries and Treatment Options

Camping can be an enriching and delightful experience spent alone or with family. Despite the benefits of spending a few days outdoors, eating off the land (if possible), and sleeping outside, you can easily injure yourself in minor and severe ways. When planning and packing for a camping trip you must prepare for the possible common injuries and treatment. Prior to packing for the trip, it’s a

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How to Build a Wilderness Survival Kit

If you're headed out into the wilderness, then you need to know that you can survive if disaster strikes. For any wilderness trip, always remember to bring a good knife. For communications, rent satellite phones so that you can call rescuers. In addition, consider some of these items for your homemade survival kit. What You'll Need For Your Wilderness Survival Kit: Water Purification Water in t

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14May2013
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How to: Handle 3 Potential Mountain Climbing Emergencies

The risk of dying in a traffic accident is 10 times greater than the risk of death during a climb. However, as more and more amateurs try to take on some of the world's most challenging peaks, injuries and deaths related to mountaineering are on the rise. For this reason, anyone attempting a climb should consider renting a satellite phone. Also, climbers of any experience level should be prepared

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Organized Camping: Take the Bugs out

Camping is a wonderful and inexpensive way to take your family on vacation. Often, however, families who are camping with kids for the first time find camping hectic, frustrating and not much fun. Some of these families decide that camping is just not for them and never try it again. This is sad, because camping, with a little planning, can be an enjoyable experience even for first-time campers. S

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How to Prepare your Kids for Safety Before Camping

Before camping most families do not think too much about how to prepare for their child's safety. You are not expected to be prepared for every disaster a child may cook up, but you can prepare or have a plan if something were to go wrong. Here are some safety tips on how to prepare your kids for safety before camping. Locate Medical Help Whether you are camping with kids or not it may be wise t

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Preventing and Treating Insect Bites & Stings

His skin had turned a pasty pale gray and he was sweating profusely. He collapsed to one knee and gasped for breath, grabbing his throat, just before hitting the ground nearly unconscious. Within minutes an ambulance was transporting him on a stretcher. The rest of us, many still seated around the campfire looked on in disbelief. Here I will share my story and my tips in for preventing and trea

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Cigarettes for Jellyfish Stings

Crystal Beach, Texas is one of the hidden outdoor camping gems of the South. With Galveston only a ferry ride away, there is plenty of space on the beach to set up a tent and campfire without having to worry about being smothered by other campers. Most of the people who come to relax in a chair and splash in the water stick to the more aesthetically pleasing sand of Galveston; those who want to fi

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25Sep2010
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Camping 101 Safety and First Aid

Camping is meant to be an escape from the everyday use of modern items and technology. The "Ideal Camper" is one who is ready to take a break from the usual everyday type of activity. Camping can be a great family getaway as well. There are a few items that can be used depending on the nature of the trip. A trip that is well thought out and planned for can go relatively smoothly. On the other h

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