This is a situation we mostly see in movies and TV shows; someone wanders off into the woods or goes out camping and is suddenly encountered with a wild animal. It’s something we really don’t even want to think about. But do we just abandon our plans to go camping in the wilderness to get some well-deserved rest just because we are scared of wild animals? No. We learn about how to stay safe:
Get Rid of Any and All Food Smells
Animals get attracted to food. Get an odor-eliminating spray that you can use after meals. Try to not eat anything with particularly strong smells either. Use different clothes for cooking and eating than you do for the rest of the day. Pack all your odor- emitting things in airtight containers and such so that the animals cannot notice them from afar.
Don’t be Too Quiet
Animals tend to stay away from areas that are noisy. Do not start banging pots and pans for no reason, just keep talking to your partners from time to time, keep your engines running and try giving off as many man-made sounds as you possibly can. If you end up becoming extremely quiet, wild animals can easily wander into your territory.
Get Animal Proof Containers
Be it coolers or containers or bags where you pack your clothes, try getting them from legitimate hunter’s shops. They will make these containers as animal-proof as they can be. This means that they will sturdy enough to not be broken down easily, they will not be able to attract animals with their aesthetics and they will not allow any smells that can attract animals to leak from the inside.
Wear Sturdy Clothing
Try to wear sturdy boots and gloves as often as you can. These can help in staying safe from snake attacks if any snakes do come into your territory. Try to wear clothes that are difficult to penetrate with snake fangs and paws of other animals. You can talk to your gear supplier for the best material for this cause.
Be Vigilant About Snakes
Speaking of snakes, remember that these little critters wander off into tiny nooks on your campsite and just wait for you to make a move and attack. Try to inspect every space where a snake can possibly get in and clear it out before sleeping. You are most vulnerable to an attack when you are sleeping or moving things around. Try to keep thick boots and gloves to stay safe from snakes in such cases.
Read About Encounters With Wild Animals
There are lots of articles online that talk about how to deal with wild animals. Familiarize yourself with the animals that are in the vicinity of your campsite. Read specifications on how to keep these animals away from your stuff. Also, read about what you must do when you end up in an encounter with one of these animals. You can never be too careful.