Health Tip – Aug. 2 – Camp Safely
Camping is a fun way to get family and friends together to enjoy the outdoors. Take a few minutes to help ensure your camping trip is safe and healthy.
Pack healthy snacks, fluids, adequate clothes, and a first aid kit.
Never leave a campfire unattended. Before you leave, be sure you put out your campfire completely.
Put on protective gear, such as helmets, sturdy shoes, and life jackets, depending on the activity.
Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Never use fuel-burning equipment, such as gas stoves, heaters, lanterns, and charcoal grills inside or near a tent, camper, or other enclosed shelter.
Enjoy watching wild animals from a safe distance in their natural surroundings.
Put on insect repellent. Wear light colored clothing so you can see ticks better. Check yourself, your family, and your pets for ticks, and remove them promptly.
Protect yourself from the sun. Put on sunscreen, and cover up with clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses.