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4 Safety Tips When Camping During The Pandemic

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Camping has been popular for decades now. It involves numerous aspects and is a more natural form of enjoyment. The tent building, mattress pumping, fire making, and many other camping activities are what truly make the camping experience very desirable.

Camping is also very popular because it’s not age-specific. Families can go on camping trips as whole, whether it be your extended family or your nuclear one. Camping may be a good stress reliever for you and your family and perhaps a chance to get away.

However, in spite of the fact that camping is an enjoyable experience, the pandemic has made it quite a different experience. There are numerous challenges that the pandemic has brought up, and there are some safety measures you can carry out in response to these challenges. Below are some safety tips for when you go camping during the pandemic:

Wear A Mask

Wearing a mask may be a good way of protecting you and your family in any space that you occupy. If you’re travelling to a camping site, carry masks with you. In some places, masks are required to be carried and worn when someone leaves the house. 

However, even if this is not the case, if you’re sharing a campsite with someone else or other people, it may be worthwhile for you to wear a mask. This would be a safety precaution that would benefit both you and the people around you. 

You may visit outdoorcommand.com or any other camping advisory websites if you want to assess the different types of camping situations you may encounter. It may be rewarding to discover the value of wearing a mask in these settings.

Furthermore, if you had planned to have a campsite in your own space, and there won’t be people around you, carry masks in your bag just in case there are people you may encounter. If you’re camping in a designated area, you may end up coming into contact with people in passing.

Sanitize And Wash Your Hands

When camping in general, it’s important to continually wash your hands and sanitize, especially when you’re in the wild. There are numerous insects and germs lying around, so you want to make sure you don’t pick up something due to lack of good hygiene. Through keeping your hands clean, you’re protecting yourself from the germs and diseases that may be lying in your particular camping environment.

In relation to the pandemic, it’s introduced a virus that can be transmitted easily. Washing your hands and sanitizing continually may allow you to keep yourself free from viruses that you come in contact with. It prevents you from contracting the virus from either people around you, within your greater environment, or people whom you meet in passing.

Furthermore, if you purchase new camping equipment for your camping trip, you may want to consider sanitizing all your new equipment. This will help to ensure nothing has been transmitted during the purchasing or manufacturing process. It also helps ensure you’re using clean camping equipment.

Carry Weapons Or Pepper Spray

Camping is enjoyable, but it’s also very daunting to be in the wild on your own or even with your family. It may be worthwhile to carry a weapon, such as a knife, a large rod, or if you have a license for one, a gun. This may be a good way to make your family feel safe, and if push comes to shove, you may be able to defend yourself.

Pepper spray is also a convenient item to have to protect yourself from danger of anything that may hinder your safety. Having some form of physical and inanimate protection is a good safety tip for you.

Practice Social Distancing

Although group campsites may provide you with an opportunity to meet new people, you may want to save this version of camping for after the pandemic. Social distancing describes the act of standing a good distance apart from other persons such that you may not come into contact with them whatsoever. 

Social distancing reduces the spread of the contagious disease that the pandemic has brought into play. If you encounter anyone during your camping experience, you should consider social distancing to restrict the chances of you or anyone who accompanies you catching the virus.

Be Safe

Camping is a great way to bond with family members, friends, or loved ones in general. The exciting camping food and the feel of nature are just two of the many things that make one feel like they’re completely away from their regular lives. However, during a pandemic, there are certain things you want to be aware of. This may allow your experience to be better and safer.

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Written by Tracey Clayton

Tracey Clayton is a full time mom of three girls. She’s passionate about traveling, fashion, home décor and healthy living. Her motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live.”

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