Last week, we spoke about some things to keep in mind while camping. With Labor Day weekend, we know even more families will be headed to the campgrounds this weekend, so we wanted to provide some more information! CareXpress Urgent Care staff have compiled a list of camping safety tips to make sure that everyone has a great time outdoors, without having to make a run to visit an urgent care.
Tip #1 – Get caught up on immunizations.
You never know what kinds of diseases you’ll be exposed to on the road. It’s helpful to make sure all of your vaccines are up to date.
Tip #2- Pack plenty of water and healthy foods.
Staying hydrated while spending time outdoors is very important. Nothing beats fresh drinking water for replenishing electrolytes. A lot of people are tempted to pack junk food items for a trip, but try to pack healthier snacks for you and your family. For safety reasons, keep cold foods cold by placing them in an insulated cooler. Make sure you separate raw foods from other foods so you don’t contaminate anything. To make certain your meat is fully cooked, bring along a meat thermometer (should be at least 160°).
Tip #3- Take breaks from the sun.
When you’re in the sun, it’s a good idea to put on sunscreen because too much exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays can be harmful to skin. It’s also important to take breaks from being in the heat because of the risk of heatstroke.
These are just a few general camping safety tips to keep you and your family safe. Enjoy your camping trips and the rest of your summer vacation! If you need to visit any of our CareXpress Urgent Care locations, please click here for our addresses and hours of operation.