Risk avoidance of camping

1. Wildlife

Although they may look cute, they should not be taken lightly. We need to be diligent in storing food (don’t leave leftovers outside!) And try to reduce the smell of any food or sanitary products that may attract wild animals, and only use such products in camps when absolutely necessary. If you see wild animals, don’t panic: just keep your distance, no matter what you do, don’t get close to it. Many wild animals attack out of protecting their young. If they feel threatened, they may attack you.

Safety tips: When hiking or camping in any place with wildlife activities, please make a lot of noise to remind animals of your presence – if they hear your voice, they are likely to stay away. When settling down at night, store your food and sanitary supplies in special containers, or hang them on a tree to leave the ground.

2. Fire hazard

A good campfire can be great, but it can also cause danger in a hurry. It is very important to build a fire correctly to prevent it from spreading and burning out of control – not only for your own safety, but also for the safety of the forest. Remember: Only you can prevent forest fires. In addition to taking measures to prevent the fire from spreading, please be sure to keep a safe distance between the fire site and the tent. Most tents are made of flame retardant materials, but that doesn’t mean they are indestructible (nor are the things in the tent!).

Safety tips: Keep combustibles, especially dry paper and liquids, away from the fire source, and use rocks as far as possible to establish a non flammable barrier around the fire source.

3. Dangerous weather

The weather is changeable. No matter how many times you check the weather forecast, it will surprise you. Lightning is a common hazard to watch out for, but it is not the only one: be sure to plan against flooding and extreme heat or cold. At any time of the day, study the weather in the area you are going to and prepare for all possibilities. For example, hypothermia is not strictly reserved in winter. Cold summer nights, sudden downpours, and even sweaty hiking can all lead to this dangerous situation.

Safety tips: In the rainy season, the camp should keep away from flowing water and low-lying areas to protect itself from dangerous mountain torrents. If you are caught in the rain, fall into the water, or even sweat a lot, please dry and change into dry clothes as soon as possible. Let yourself go to a warm place and wrap up the blanket as soon as possible. During thunderstorms, avoid standing near isolated trees and, if possible, escape to low-lying areas or small trees surrounded by big trees. In open fields, keep low and minimize contact with the ground.

Post time: Nov-30-2022