Sunday, July 5, 2009

Camping Tips (#4): Emergencies

+ First Aid Kit – a must! Make sure it has a manual and read it. Never panic and never let the children see you sweat.

+ Medications – be sure to take enough for twice the number of days you are planning. You never know when something unexpected will alter your plans ALSO keep medicines out of the reach of children, even lock meds in your vehicle.

+ Check the children each morning & night for Ticks.

+ Bug bites & bee stings – recipe for success: 1 part Ammonia, 1 part Adolph’s Meat Tenderizer, 1 part Baking Soda. Mix in sealable, airtight container. When needed to stop itch or detoxify a spider bite or neutralize a bee sting, shake container to suspend the particles and rub solution into affected area.

+ Cell phone – If you have two (2), keep one turned off to save the charge in case of emergency.

+ Near water with children, have all children wearing life jackets. If you are near running water, tether the children to a nearby tree or other stationary object, with enough line to be active and comfortable. Better to have onlookers think you are strange than to watch your little one vanish around a river bend in a rapid current.

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