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Avoid Wild Animals In The Wilderness

By Viv Uri

A little forethought and organization will payoff in a great memorable
adventure for that next outdoors excursion you may have planned.

Gas lanterns give off bright light but are noisy and will be the most
expensive of all lanterns to operate. You will have to pack extra propane

Pack a variety of clothing and prepare to dress in layers if you have to.
You will need to pack a hat of some sort to protect you from the sun or
rain. Some type of rain gear would be advisable. You will need to take a
close look at what type of activities you will be doing on your trip.

Take you deck chair to sit on if you have no chairs then when you get to
the camp site look for log blocks they make great chairs can be found at
the wood pile.

You are in danger of lightning if you can hear thunder,¡± states Weaver.
¡°Seek shelter inside an enclosed structure; if that is not possible squat low
to the ground, with your feet close together and your head between
your knees.¡± Maintain minimal contact with the ground and do not lie flat.
Check with the state fishing regulations for exact dates and detailed
fishing information, including proper license requirements. Some fishing
opportunities will require overnight backcountry use permits. It is always
important to respect the park you are fishing in, in order to maintain the
quality waters that protect the natural fish populations and food sources
for bald eagles, ospreys and otters among others.

A large van called an RV in employed by many campers, or more
commonly in the UK a caravan is attached to a car. Both of these serve as
basic mobile homes, with beds, gas and sometimes electricity. A definite
upcoming trend is more and more people seeking untouched locales and

Nature is everywhere, so you don't need to travel far for your camping
trip. You can journey to a national park, drive to a local campground, or
pitch a tent in your own backyard.

How To Avoid Wild Animals In The Wilderness

If you are a camping enthusiast, there are many things that you have to
remember to keep your outing enjoyable and free from any form of
danger. The things you have to keep track of are weather, wild plants,
and wild animals. As for animals, that's where we can help. To keep your
campsite free from them, here are good tips to follow:

1. Keep your food at bay. Wild animals are drawn to campsites because of
the food that you carry. As they smell your food they form the immediate
desire to eat. They may approach your campsite in search of that food
they smelled and you do not want that to happen. Keep your food in a
container and seal it properly so that its aroma won't reach the animals.

2. Don't offer food to the animals. If and when animals do approach your
campsite, don't attempt to offer food to them. Squirrels may look cute,
but they can create serious damage to your health too. A squirrel can
scratch your limbs and even your face as it tries to get the food from you.

If you are new to the camping experience, it's probably a good idea to
start out slow. Book a weekend campsite to get the feel for the camping

Do a search on ¡°discount camping gear¡± and you will find a number of
online camping stores that sell all kinds of affordable and cheap camping
gear from some of the best name brands like Hillary, Coleman, Ozark Trail,
Brunton, Eureka, Jansport, Swiss Army, Boy Scout, Quest, Kelty, North
Face, Gregory, Closeout and Motorcycle.

The most common material that you can choose when you go camping
consists of the technologies that will permit the water to pass through
the material yet it doesn¡¯t allow the water to go into it. A roll of tin foil
will be needed the thicker the better. works very well for cooking in
.Bring a plastic pail to carry water in. A plastic basin will work to do dishes
and wash up little dirty faces and hands.

More on Wilderness Survival Tips. Be aware that the glass globe of all gas
and propane lanterns get extremely hot and can give you a serious burn.

The thought of camping alone can be very intimidating, especially if you¡¯re
a woman. Ideally, it is not something recommended to women new to

The next time you are planning on a great camping experience, don't let
the hassle of choosing a campsite get you down. Visit one of these great
websites. With the thousands of campgrounds from which to choose,
there is bound to be a place that is perfect for you and your family.

Imagine kayaking through one of the popular National Parks past geysers,
hot spring and mud pots. Kayaking is a wonderful way to explore areas
that are untouched by vehicle or foot traffic. Activities such as hiking,
fishing, cycling, horseback riding, white water rafting and kayaking, skiing,
rock climbing and mountaineering are just a few of the sports you might
want to include on your camping adventure.

3. Don't even think of offering wild animals your leftovers. You might
want to be kind to animals and offer them your leftovers. Don't do that.
This will just make the animals anticipate more and they might try to visit
other campers too. It is better that you dispose of your food properly.
Put it in a trashcan with a very secure lid.

4. Lock up your food away from the campsite. If you intend to spend the
entire night out, keep your food in a locked container and at least one
hundred feet away. This will keep you safe while you sleep.

5. Do not touch wild animals. Whenever you see wild ones passing by,
always be on your guard. If your kids are along, explain the risk to them.
They might find the animals fascinating, but they can bite and cause
injuries as well.

6. Don't aggravate the wild animals. Again, these animals could show up in
search for food. The best defense against them is to show that there is
no food in your campsite that they can devour. Don't shoo them away
with a stick or by throwing stones at them as this might provoke them
and cause them to attack you for.

These are the things you have to remember the next time you intend to
venture closer to nature. Just follow these tips and you will experience a
risk-free nature spree.

Don't expect to bring along your everyday dinnerware and automatic
coffeepot for your campout. Remember, you will be roughing it, so pack
accordingly. Bring plastic dishes and cutlery that can be washed and
reused, but won't break in transit.

A definite upcoming trend is more and more people seeking untouched
locales and wilderness.

Depending on where you will be staying you can also research the area
you will be visiting for information on bicycle rentals, kayak rentals and
lessons, and boating. There will be different outfitters available in the area
that may offer excursions and rentals through the park you are visiting.

More on Camping Outdoors Tips at
Ventilation--It's better to face the tail of your tent into prevailing winds.
This will maximize air flow. Scrutinize the area--Check the area for sharp
objects that may damage your tent before setting up camp.

Go high tech. Prices on freeze dried and packaged camping food are
becoming very reasonable. For less than what you would pay for it in a
restaurant, you can have you¡¯re favorite dishes ¨C and I doubt the
restaurant can compete with the view you¡¯ll have when you¡¯re camping
or hiking. It may be a little more expensive than doing it on your own, but
what prepackaged camping foods save you in time, energy, and taste
more than makes up for the money.

The preparation you do may mean the difference from really enjoying
your trip to actually roughing it and trying to survive. One of the primary
things you should do is scout out the area you want to camp in. Look at
the demands of the environment and available natural resources. The area
you go to will determine what supplies and gear you will need to take
with you. As I rounded a bend blasted through granite, just wide enough
to accommodate a horse-drawn wagon, I braked suddenly and gasped.

Camping in a van can be cold at times, as it was for us in the deserts of
Arizona last winter. We started the van and cranked up the heater once
in a while, but only for brief periods.

Instead of going up to other campers and saying, ¡°Hi, I¡¯m Kerry and I¡¯m
here by myself¡± ask questions like ¡°How can I contact you if I experience
a problem¡± or ¡°is this campground regularly patrolled?¡±Don¡¯t advertise you
are by yourself by finding campsites away from walking trails
About the Author
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