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Adventure holidays are on the rise. With the effects of the pandemic, more and more families are swapping beach holidays for national park explorations. Endless natural landscapes, mountains, scenic campsites; it’s easy to see why.
When you choose to take your family on an adventurous vacation, there are risks to be conscious of. With those risks come precautions to take before you set out. Nature can be unforgiving; however, this can be a valuable learning process for you and your family.
By being prepared, and taking time to learn the basics, you’ll be out on nature trails in no time!
Taking in the views, spotting beautiful plants, being out in nature is a beautiful and fulfilling experience.
As you plan your adventure activities for your trip, you will also need to plan out what to put in your backpack. Whether you are going for a hike, camping or rafting; you need to be prepared for everything from cuts and bruises to needing to see where to go to the toilet at night!
Packing essentials like a small first aid kit, a Swiss knife, decomposable tissues, rope, a compass, a torch, and a blanket will cover the basics. Extras for weather conditions like sunscreen, hydration sachets, rain jackets, and sweaters are also important for higher elevations.
As you pack, try to keep an eco-conscious mind. When you are entering into nature, harmful chemicals can affect the environment you are in, be careful to use as many natural products as possible, and clean up after yourself where ever you go. As the saying goes, leave nothing but footprints.
With adventure comes risk.
Before you head out on your adventure-filled vacation, covering simple procedures like how to remove someone from the water safely and making sure that you learn CPR can quickly change things if you find yourself in an emergency.
As you embark on adventure holidays more often, a small online course in CPR and basic first aid is something to consider.
At the end of a long day, sitting around a campfire, eating smores, singing songs, and telling stories is the adventure holiday ideal.
With more and more wildfires starting around the world, it should come with caution.
Before starting your campfire, you’ll need to check that they are permitted in the area that you are in. Under no circumstances should they be started otherwise!
Campfires need to be watched at all times. Simple things like setting the campfire away from low-hanging trees, and in isolated areas away from dry leaves are essential fire safety precautions to take. Before you go to sleep at night, be sure that your campfire is completely extinguished and cold.
Adventure family holidays are a great way for children to learn the basics of survival skills while spending time in nature. By taking some extra precautions like packing extra essentials and revising some basic safety measures, you’ll find peace of mind to enjoy your trip.