Camping can be great fun, but it can also result in injuries if proper care isn’t taken. Needless to say, an injury caused on a camping trip can be very problematic and can ruin the holiday. Therefore, it makes sense to know how you can go about preventing camping injuries in the first place.
Make sure you pack for the weather first of all. Hot and sunny weather may be ideal, but it can easily result in sunburn or even heatstroke, which can be quite serious. Having plenty of fresh drinking water with you can help prevent you becoming dehydrated as well. In the colder months – if you are a hardy camper – make sure you have enough warm layers to prevent frostbite.
Keep fires and heat outside the tent
Every now and then you hear of an unfortunate camper who loses their life because they had a fire or heater inside their tent. This can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning which can be fatal. Furthermore, you should ensure any fire you have outside your tent is far enough away not to cause a potential hazard.
Watch out for tripping hazards too. Keep the space around your tent tidy and free from any clutter. Preventing camping injuries is much easier when you can prevent the chance of being hurt by tripping over or even falling onto a fire. These incidents may sound unlikely but they can and do happen.
Watch where you are going
Camping sites bring kids playing, dogs running around and people generally having fun. While no one wants to stop having fun, no one wants to be injured either. Look where you are going at all times. Camping sites are rarely flat and without potential hazards such as uneven ground. By being more alert to your surroundings you can make sure you have the chance to stay healthy and injury-free.
Of course, even if you are careful you may be injured through the actions of another person. If you think another camper has caused a situation that led you to be injured, it might be worth giving us a call at Accident Advice Helpline. Give us a ring now on 0800 689 0500 to see if a compensation claim, made on a no win, no fee basis, could work for you. Even if you have since recovered, you may still be able to claim.
Date Published: January 25, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead