Camping Safety

Micaela H, Frances S, and Sydney S

Welcome to Camping

Have you ever gone camping before? If so, have you ever wondered how dangerous you can be to yourself or the environment? Keep reading to learn great safety tips and facts about camping!

Top 10 Health Benefits of Camping

1. FRESH AIR- after taking in your first breath of air in the outdoors you will immediately feel happier. This is because you are serotonin of the extra oxygen.

2. SOCIALIZATION- on a camping trip you can bring along a friend or family member, because you two will experience things together that will help your relationship prosper.

3. IMPROVED MOODS- when spending time in the sun will even out your levels of melatonin in your brain. Melatonin is the chemical that makes you seem tired.

4. LESS STRESS- camping allows you to enjoy the outdoors which helps you forget your worries.

5. EXERCISE- on a long camping trip you will get tons of exercise, plus it is is so much funner than siting around the house.

6. SUNSHINE- during camping you are out in the suns direct light, when you do this your skin will take in a ton of Vitamin D, this will help absorb some calcium and phosphorous.

7. A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP- after a long trip you will head home and fall fast asleep.

8. GOOD FOOD- when in the outdoors you usually enjoy hunting and fishing as well. So, if you go fishing on your trip you will eat lots of proteins and healthy fats.

9. NEW CHALLENGES- during camping every time you go you get new experiences. Stats have shown that new experiences can help your brain keep healthy.

10. MEDITATION- when you go camping don't forget to turn off your cellular devices because stats show that if you are able to enjoy your surroundings without any distractions, your lifespan can expand.

Be Prepared- always expect something to go wrong, it's better to be safe than sorry!

Always tell a friend or relative where you will be in case of emergency.

Be aware of any poisonous insects or animals around. Bring bug spray or any other repellent to keep you safe.

Bring extra food along, you never know what you might encounter. It might downpour, a bear eats your food, it rots. These all can be prevented from bringing extra food.

Watch out for wild animals such as bears, wolves, poisonous snakes, mountain lions, coyotes and many more.