Thursday, October 15, 2015

Safety Should Be Your Main Concern When Camping in France (part 1 of 2)

Safety should be your main concern when camping in France or any other country. This is because the dangers that lurk which could turn the vacation into a nightmare.

Wherever you set up camp or hike, there is a chance that you will encounter some wild animals. It could be a deer or a wild boar and although they may look harmless from a distance, they can attack if they are territorial and protective.

So keep your distance and stay as quite as possible when you are near them. You should not try to feed them and keep your food stored properly so they don’t attack your camp.

Wild animals are not only the problems when you are out camping because small ones could be just as dangerous as well. If you don’t watch where you are going, you could be bitten by a critter or a snake so be mindful where you step.

During certain times of the year, you can’t help but encounter insects like ants, bees, flies and mosquitoes. Since you could have an allergic reaction, it is best to bring a first aid kit which will be useful if you also get bitten.

You should protect your skin and your eyes when you go camping. To do that, it pays to bring along a pair of sunglasses and apply sunscreen lotion. That way, you protect your eyes from the sun’s glare and avoid getting a sunburn.

If you want to do some exploring on your own, never go alone and always do this with a companion. Bring some gear like water, snacks, matches, flashlight, a map, compass and GPS unit that will come in handy if you get lost.

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