Camping Safety Checklist

02Sep / 2014

Camping Safety Checklist: Food and Fun

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Prepare healthy and safe food.

Bring healthy food along on your camping trip. Follow these steps to keep your food safe:

  • Pack foods in tight, waterproof bags or containers. Keep them in an insulated cooler.
  • Wash hands and surfaces often. Use hand sanitizer if water is not available.
  • Separate raw foods from cooked foods.
  • Cook foods to proper temperatures (for instance, ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of at least 160 degrees).
  • Chill foods promptly.
  • Planning Meals at Home and On the Go
  • Food Safety – Prevention and Education

Include safe physical activities.

Camping is a great way to get physical activity. Do things such as walking, hiking, biking, or swimming to keep you active during your camping trip. Be sure to bring protective gear, such as helmets, sturdy shoes, and life jackets. Avoid poisonous plants, like poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. Know your limits, and take steps to avoid injury during activities. Never hike or swim alone. Watch kids closely. Adults should get at least 2½ hours a week and kids should get at least 1 hour a day of physical activity.

The is an excerpt adapted from the article, “Camping Health and Safety Tips and Packing Checklist.” For more information, please visit www.cdc.gov.
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