Go camping one more time before school starts and summer comes to an end

   Despite the temperatures, the summer vacation is fading.
   Some schools start back, as early as three weeks from today.
   But, it is not too late to take one last camping trip with friends and family.
   Here are links to campgrounds around Barren River Lake: 
– Baileys Point
– Barren River Lake State Park Campground
– Tailwater Campground
– The Narrows Campground
– Walnut Creek Campground
   To make your last camping trip of the summer one to remember, for all of the right reasons, here are some tips.
For more details, see Camping Health and Safety Tips and Packing Checklist from the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Camping Health and Safety Tips

– Prepare healthy and safe foods.
– Practice fire safety.
– Include safe physcial activities.
– Protect against Carbon Monoxide poisoning.
– Avoid wild animals, and protect family pets.
– Fight the bug bite.
– Prevent temperature-related illness.
– Protect yourself from the sun.
– Avoid water-related illness and injury.
– Be prepared.
Packing Checklist
– Adequate bedding/sleeping bag and extra blankets
– Light-weight, light-colored clothing, including long sleeves and pants
– Tent and plastic ground cloth
– Insect repellent containing DEET for skin
– Permethrin insect repellent for clothing
– Broad-spectrum sunscreen and lipscreen with SPF 15 or higher
– Wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses
– Healthy on-the-go snacks and other food
– Water and other alcohol-free and sugar-free fluids
– Insulated cooler
– Alcohol-based hand sanitizer
– Life jacket, helmet, and other protective gear
– First-aid kit
– Compass or GPS
– Map
– Flashlights
– Extra batteries
– Sturdy shoes
– Extra set of clothes
– Medical record, including vaccinations; insect, food, plant, and other allergies; diseases and conditions; medicines, dosing schedules, and storage instructions; emergency contacts; and activities your doctor or nurse says to avoid

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