Health & Safety

Accidents can happen, and the best thing you can do is be ready for them if they do. Our range of camp safety equipment will help you make sure a little accident doesn't ruin your holiday.

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How to stay safe while camping

Camping is generally a safe and fun way for the whole family to get away. However, getting out into nature does mean that you're often further away from help should you need it and, because you're usually being active, accidents can always happen.

What's more, you'll be more exposed to the elements as well as coming into contact with insects and wildlife so it's important to be prepared. A snake bite kit, or at minimum a compression bandage, is an essential piece of kit to have with you at all times. It's also a good idea to have a GPS so you know where you are or, if you're going further afield, take an emergency beacon so you can call for help if you get into trouble.

Being equipped for an emergency is not just a good idea, it can be the difference between a treatable, minor injury and your holiday being cut short. Let's take a look at what camping and survival gear you should take on your next adventure to make sure you stay safe and comfortable.


Insect Protection

Australia is renowned for its creepy crawlies and, while many of them are harmless, bites and stings are all-too common. For this reason, it's a good idea to keep a barrier between you and them. Insect protection such as mosquito nets, insect repellent and sting treatment gel will help you keep the bugs at bay.


Sun Protection

We all know the importance of sun protection but many people don't realise just how easy it is to get sunburned when you're camping. Not only are you out in the elements all day, but you're also often around water, snow, and other naturally reflective substances. These can amplify the sun's rays and cause your skin to burn even faster so always remember to wear a hat, sunscreen and protective clothing.


Which first aid kit should I get?

First aid kits come in a range of sizes to suit many different use cases and group sizes. From small, single person kits suited to solo backpacking journeys to comprehensive 4WD and off-road kits that will see you prepared for longer trips and groups of up to 15 people.

First aid kits are an essential piece of camping and hiking survival gear, but it's equally important to know how to use them should you need to. If you plan on heading to the bush on a regular basis, it's a great idea to do a short first aid course or at a minimum, get familiar with what's in your first aid kit and how and when to use it.


Find the Right Camping Survival Safety Gear and Protection at Anaconda

Being prepared while camping means small mishaps won't get in the way of a good time. If you're not sure what equipment you need for your next trip, drop into an Anaconda store and one of our team members will be happy to help. Just take a look at our store finder to find a store near you.

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