Camping Safety

By: Ashley Zuge and Gabby Sanchez

General Overview:

This presentation will be teaching you how to keep safe when you are camping. First, you will be able to read some interesting facts and statistics. Also another thing that you will be able to do is watch some videos and listen to an audio. Hopefully you will be able to walk away from this poster and learn some new things about camping safety.

Videos:

Facts:

  1. Bears have very strong smell that they can smell odors over a mile away

  2. It has been estimated that 7,000–8,000 people per year receive venomous snake bites in the United States.

  3. Between 1993 and 1997, an average of 4,500 Americans lost their lives and another 26,500 were injured annually as the result of fire.

  4. There are many different types of poisonous berries such as the Baneberry which is red or white, the Belladonna berry which is almost black in appearance, etc.

  5. From 2005-2009, there were an average of 3,533 fatal unintentional drownings (non-boating related) annually in the United States- about ten deaths per day.

  6. Around 500-5,000 people die per year while camping.

Prevention:

  1. While many wild berries are edible and all appear tempting, they are not created equal. Some are poisonous or contain properties that make you sick, so it's important to know which ones to avoid.

  2. Overall, it is important to prepare yourself for a day at the lake and observe common-sense precautions as well as general safety rules to keep you and your family safe while you sail, swim or enjoy yourself around the water.

3. When you are taking a hike or just walking if you see a snake leave it alone don’t bother it. It is best to just keep walking. Otherwise, you could get bit so it is best to just leave it be.

4. Don’t surprise a bear! When walking or taking a hike in the woods always remember that you never want to spook a bear and it is always safer to stay in a group.

5. When having a fire NEVER fool around by it. You could hurt very easily. You could fall in the fire or burn yourself.

6. In general just always know the area that you are in and watch where you are going.