Posted by Brian Hughes on 6/2/2011
Summer is the
most popular camping season, simply because the weather is nice and warm. Also, families can take advantage of their
children being out school. As you can
imagine, most campgrounds and campsites are more crowded during the summer, so
if it is possible to make reservations, you will definitely want to plan in
It is also
important to be aware of potential health problems that can come along with
camping during the summer. Being exposed
to the heat and sun can offer a wide array of problems, ranging from sunburn to
dehydration to heatstroke.
Here are a few
tips for a healthy summer camping trip:
sure you have enough water and stay hydrated.
loose fitting and light colored clothing.
physical activity during the hottest parts of the day. Do your hiking during the mornings and
evenings and save the afternoons for something less strenuous or even a swim to
sure you know the warning signs and proper first aid for heat exhaustion and
you find yourself feeling tired, do not hesitate to rest for as long as you
possible, set up your campsite in the shade.
sunscreen and a hat to protect yourself from the sun.
insect repellant to protect yourself from mosquitoes and other disease-carrying
small, light meals.
the winter can be very challenging, but even so, many people enjoy it. There is something rewarding about knowing
you braved the winter elements to take part in an exciting adventure. Of course, there are some advantages to camping
in the winter; gorgeous scenery, less wildlife to protect yourself against,
less crowded campgrounds, and the potential to take part in winter sports such
as skiing and snowboard to name a few.
As with summer,
winter campers want to be safe and make their health a top priority. Here are a few tips for a safe winter camping
sure you have enough water and stay hydrated, even if you aren’t thirsty. You can become dehydrated from cold winter
air just as easily as you can in the heat.
your water from freezing. Bring a bottle
cover or keep your water bottles in a sock.
rain gear to avoid getting wet. Also,
bring a change of clothes in case you do get wet.
moving to generate body heat.
more complex carbohydrates to your diet.
They will give you more energy and help keep you warm.
layers so that you may adjust them as needed.
you feel yourself getting too cold, immediately take whatever necessary
precautions to warm up.