It is important to exercise caution when on a camping trip. There are many events that can be avoided as long as you use your common sense. Be sure to always be prepared for anything that could go wrong. Make sure you always think something through before making a decision and do not take unnecessary chances.
Although wild animals can look friendly and harmless, they are really unpredictable and can be very protective if you enter their space. Always be aware of your surroundings and never attempt to feed these wild animals. Most of the time animals are more afraid of us then we are of them so it is likely that they will just run away. Make sure to keep food stored away and never leave it in the tent.
Always look out for things like spiders, snakes, and other critters. They can very good at blending in with their surroundings so be careful before picking something up or taking a seat. If you see a snake do not make any sudden movements. They might feel threatened by that and attack. Upon seeing a snake be sure to remain calm and slowly move away from it.
Other insects like ants, bees, mosquitoes, and flies can also be dangerous. Many people are allergic so make sure to mack the necessary medical supplies.
Sunscreen and sunglasses are very important too. Even on an overcast day you can get burned by the sun. Sunglasses also protect your eyes from the harmful UV Rays caused by the sun.
If you start a fire be sure the area is free of hanging branches and debris. Always surround the fire with rocks and have a bucket of water or a fire extinguisher handy. Never build a fire near a tent or leave the fire unattended. Also never use flammable liquids to get the fire started. Make sure to keep the fire at a reasonable size and complete distinguish the fire.