Safe Family: Safe Camping

By: Nicole Holt Email
By: Nicole Holt Email

Every year, children get lost in the woods during camping trips. so make sure you keep a close eye on your little one. But before you even head out the door, make sure your child knows to stay where they are if they are separated from the group.

“They need to stop and stay where they are unless they are in immediate danger that way we know someone will be out looking for them and someone can backtrack and go to the area they were supposed to be and find that area quickly."

Markie Nathan is a Boy Scout instructor for Troop 15 in Sherman. She says you may not be close to medical care if an emergency should occur, so take a first aid kit.

"Know where the nearest medical facility is as well. It might be a park headquarters or nearby community medical hospital."

While you're camping or hiking, you may come across wild animals and plants. "So many people are allergic to poison ivy especially. As far as animals here in North Texas, snakes are a big problem."

And one last thing, if you decide to build a fire, Markie warns, "build small fires that are more manageable.""


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