Camping and Wilderness Safety

by TGC Staff | July 26, 2001 12:00 am

Camping in the wilderness can be an enjoyable activity for the whole familyif you are prepared. The safest campers have respect for the wilderness and are responsible in the outdoors.

Since unexpected things happen while camping, it is important to plan ahead and follow common sense safety precautions, said Elaine Josephson, MD, of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). Keep in mind that different wilderness areas have their own unique characteristics and dangers, so be sure to talk to the local park ranger before you leave on your trip.

ACEP offers the following practical tips to keep in mind during your next camping trip.


Source: ACEP

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