Changing location to a location where you come into real contact with nature is exciting, not to mention refreshing. It gives a sense of freedom from the usual four walls and the comforts of a modern home. Camping can be compared to a breath of fresh air, for it is not possible to wake up every day with an adventure in mind, with how busy life is, it’s always about jobs. It can’t be fun without risks, closing eyes to the dangers and soldiering on takes courage. In case of any emergency, maximum care must be taken so that campers can return home safely.
Despite taking all necessary precautions, accidents may still occur during the camp. Adventure activities hold uncertainty because they are terrain not used by any of the campers, so sliding or stumbling upon rocks can lead to serious injuries. To prevent such, shoes with a firm grip and a slow pass should be implemented to ensure enjoyment in safety. There is no hurry in exploration, a slow pass gives time to take memorable pictures and to enjoy the walk. If these activities are done with children, a hawk’s eye must be maintained to prevent them from wandering off into danger.
Mosquitoes are very noisy at night, especially if the site is near a lake or swamp. Risks of contracting malaria are high, and recommendations to carry mosquito nets plus mosquito repellent spray or oil are normally issued. Tropical diseases pose threats to campers, the feeling of being sick would hinder enjoyment and ruin the entire happy moment. Keeping warm at night unless it’s summer helps to reduce the risk of contracting a common cold or, in extreme situations, pneumonia. Hygiene of the food being prepared matters for it prevents any stomach upsets resulting from dirty meals. Food is supposed to be stored in airtight containers and water used for drinking should be clean.
Other trailers may wish to adventure more and, so they set up camp in the middle of the woods alone. It’s a nice experience but the risks involved are great, keeping in mind that they have invaded territory for the wild animals. Suppose a bear comes around the tent at night, it may destroy their property, and in the worst case scenario, their lives too. When choosing a site, factors like animal dominance in the area should be looked into to prevent human-animal conflict which brings up legal issues.
Unexpected weather changes can get campers off guard in a shocking manner. Sudden rains can cause flash floods that will mean everything gets ruined and campers will be forced to go back home. Excess sunshine may cause tears on the tent if the material was not built for such extreme conditions, if it goes unnoticed, it will be an entry point for insects that irritate. Learning the weather patterns of the place beforehand is good to prevent being caught up in sticky situations unawares. This can be done by asking the guide what the weather in that place looks like or having someone visit the place before everyone else comes.
Camping is done outside, meaning insects and other small creatures may feel threatened by the presence of strangers around their home. Setting tents over a line of moving ants is not wise for they may attack in response. Some trailers have the fear of insects, they prefer to carry some special sprays to keep them away. Snakes also pose a danger to trailers, some are very tiny and poisonous too, noticing such is hard. The huge ones terrorize trailers but guides always know what to do in case they see one.
There are always their sides of the coin, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Camping is not an exception, the good side is loaded with fun together with adventure and the bad side is filled with what can go wrong during the adventure. The ugly side of it is the worst possible scenario of which these are the long-term effects of the wrong side. For instance, if a camper gets infected with malaria, it will take time to heal, several weeks depending on the immune system of the patient in question. Going camping with a group of people is safe because there is power in numbers for you to look out for one another.