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SAFETY HACKS FOR CAMPING

Camping is an excellent activity that can provide hours of fun and a great opportunity to connect with friends and family, as well as appreciate the beauty of nature. The outdoors is a fantastic place to relax and unwind if you’re also stressed out with the daily grind of the city. But to appreciate and maximise the experience, you have to ensure that nothing wrong happens on your camping trip. Here are a few safety hacks that you can utilise to ensure your trip goes as smoothly as possible.

DUCT TAPE AND TISSUE PAPER

The most common injury that campers encounter is a sprained wrist or ankle. This is usually because of slipping while hiking and then landing badly. Fortunately, as they say, duct tape can help. If you sprain your wrist, wrap tissue paper around it and plaster duct tape to make it stable. Make sure to include your thumb when doing so, and don’t wrap it too tight that blood circulation will be affected. You can then make a sling around your neck using duct tape.

FOAM SWIMMING TUBES

Sitting under an awning when the sun is too hot is one of the best ways to relax. But, how often have you found yourself hitting your head on the awning arms when you stand up? That’s a bit annoying, right? To avoid that, just wrap the awning arms with foam swimming tubes and your head will be lump and bruise free.

BANANA PEEL

Every once in a while, you’ll experience splinters in your feet or stubbed toes, especially when you’re planning on a long hike. To get rid of splinters, simply use a banana peel and place it over the splintered area. Cover it with a band-aid and rest up. You’ll be amazed at how quick the splinter will dissolve.

BIODEGRADABLE TAPE

If you love hiking but afraid of getting lost, a simple way to find your way back to camp is to use biodegradable tape. Mark your trail with the tape and presto! You won’t have to worry about getting lost anymore.

WRIST WATCH

Did you know that your wristwatch can be used as a backup in case your compass gets broken? All you need to do is to point the 12 o’clock at the sun and split the difference between 12 and the hour hand. That will be your north.

FLAGGING TAPE

You can use flagging tape to mark areas that are tripping hazards. This can be very useful especially if you take your kids camping. By marking the tripping hazard with flagging tapes and educating your kids what it means, you can make sure they stay away from those areas. Plus, flagging tapes can be very helpful during hikes just like the biodegradable tapes mentioned earlier.

BONUS HACKS

Frisbees aren’t only a good way to have fun with friends during camping, but can also double as an extra plate, a chopping board or even a mini shovel. Also, you can use aluminium foil to turn your AAA batteries to AA. Just crumple up the aluminium foil into tiny balls and place them on the negative terminal. Your device should turn on once you do that.

How do you like these hacks? It’s always fun to discover hacks that will make life easier. In this case, these hacks can even help keep you safe. When out camping, you’ll never know what elements you’ll encounter, so it’s always best to go out there prepared for whatever you face. Keep these safety hacks in mind for a safer camping trip.


 

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Kimberly Powell
kimberly.powell@dinga.com.au

Kimberly loves camping, cooking, travelling and animals. She's turned her hand to writing to share her experience.