camping safety Tag

For some, a camping experience is incomplete without an open campfire. It’s where you cook your food, boil your water, and it also provides you warmth when the night becomes chilly. Campers need to be careful, though. If campfires aren’t constructed, used and extinguished properly,...

One of the most common mistakes I see when camping is gear that is lying about or unattended, practically asking to be stolen. Camping is a great time to have happy times and create beautiful memories. However, staying at a campsite can sometimes put you...

Shedding modern luxuries and getting back to nature is my favourite part of camping. But when it comes to sleeping, I sometimes wish I had a little more luxury to help me drift off. I have never been good at sleeping in a tent. I...

When there’s thunder, there’s normally lightning. It’s safe to say that you need to head for cover during a thunderstorm when you are out camping. While the best option is to take cover indoors in a building, that’s not always an option when we are...

Australia is known for its snakes. Despite being incredibly rare, snake bite stories have a kind of mythical status among travellers in the bush. In my numerous years travelling and bushwalking in the Australian outback, I have only known one individual bitten by a snake....

Hypothermia can happen at any time of year. It doesn’t have to be winter for someone to suffer a drop in core body temperature. Don’t be fooled into assuming they are simply shivering a lot because they are simply cold. Hypothermia is when the body’s...

Dehydration is a very serious matter. It can creep up on someone without them knowing. Understanding the signs and knowing how to react is extremely important because as with most conditions, once the condition progresses to a serious matter, professional help is required. Learn a...

If you're heading out of the city this summer to spend the vacation in one of Australia's many campsites, chances are you will want to bring some of the creature comforts from home, which means you are going to need electricity. While your property has measures...

Apart from risking a huge fine and jail time, putting a fire out properly is the best way not to be the cause of bushfire. While bushfires are a natural phenomenon, a large number of bushfires are started by us. With so much dry vegetation...