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Camping tips that can save your life

Posted at 7:03 PM, Jul 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-17 20:03:56-04

During the summer, camping is a major activity in southeastern Wisconsin.  

Experts and experienced campers recommend having camping essentials and reviewing safety tips before the next time you set up your tent.  

Longtime camper Angel Maida and her family use a fogger to deal with mosquitoes and other critters every time they go camping but when the weather gets rough, they turn to their weather radio.  

According to REI Camping Specialist Andrew Klauck, the weather radio is a must-have for long camping trips.

"The weather radio where it's just kind of an all-around amazing thing. It acts as a radio as well it's got a flashlight it's got a weather band which is going to keep you informed of any crazy weather that can happen," said Klauck.

The Maida family uses a solar/crank weather radio that keeps them informed of severe weather during the summer.

The family also keeps essentials nearby such as a fire starting device, a knife and water.

"Water is by far the most important thing you can bring with you so having an extra bottle will save your life," said Klauck.