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Tips to Stay Safe on a Camping Trip
Submitted by Jamie Strand








A camping trip is void of emails, phone calls, and other distractions people face in a normal day. In 2016, roughly 37 million households in the U.S. took at least one camping trip to unplug and enjoy the outdoors. While camping, you must be responsible and follow guidelines about having a campsite and being near wildlife in order to keep yourself and the wildlife safe.



Animal Safety



The forests provide habitats for many wild animals. “Always keep your distance, and avoid direct interaction with all wildlife,” says the United States Department of Agriculture. This protects you and the animals. Getting too close can upset a wild animal, which can result in the animal becoming unexpectedly aggressive, or the animal may be harmed by its efforts to avoid you.



If you come upon wildlife, keep a safe distance and don’t block their line of travel. Instead, change your route so that you move away from the animals without disturbing them. Don’t feed any animals. This can result in aggression, harm to the animal's digestive system, or even death of the animal. Remember that animals don’t always show specific gestures and warning signals before attacking. They can ignore you, look calm, or appear friendly, but suddenly charge or strike out without warning.



Campsite Safety



To avoid attracting wildlife to the campsite, keep it clean, making sure to wipe down tabletops after eating. Properly dispose of food scraps and garbage, and never leave food or garbage inside fire rings, grills, or around your site. Don’t bury trash or food scraps. Food and coolers should never be left unattended. Stay at least 100 yards away from your camper van when eating and cooking, and don’t sleep in the clothes in which you cooked.



Following fire safety guidelines is one of the biggest campsite responsibilities. When making a fire, use an existing campfire ring if possible. Only charcoal or untreated wood can be used as fuel. Either place your match in the fire or hold it until it’s cold. Never leave a campfire unattended. To extinguish a fire, drown the fire with water, ensuring all embers, coals, and sticks are wet. Stir the remnants, add more water, and stir again. Use dirt if water isn’t available.



When building a campfire, place it away from overhanging branches, steep slopes, and rotten stumps, logs, dry grass, and leaves. Dig a hole that’s three feet deep (including the surrounding rocks) and four feet in diameter. Remove all litter, duff, and other burnable material within a 10-foot diameter circle. Extra wood should be placed well away from the fire.



Bear Safety



Bears are a common concern to those who camp or hike. While bears typically avoid humans, they may attempt to access the campsite for food. Food and garbage should be stored in bear-proof containers, inside a vehicle or camper trailer, or hung at least 10 feet off the ground and 4 feet from a tree or limb. Bears are also attracted to cooking pots and utensils, cooking oils, fuel for stoves, unopened cans, and anything with a strong odor, such as toothpaste, bug repellent, or soap.



Always carry EPA registered bear pepper spray when camping or hiking. When a bear is observed nearby, immediately pack up food and trash and make noise to avoid surprising the bear. Look for signs of a bear when camping or hiking, such as scat, claw marks, digging, or logs or stumps that are torn apart. If a bear approaches, move away slowly and get into your vehicle. Never attempt to run away.



Hiking Safety



Hiking is a fun and popular activity to enjoy while camping. Because injuries can occur from hiking or animal encounters, avoid hiking alone, never stray from the group, read all signs at the trail head, stay on the trail, and don’t hike in the dark. Bring along an emergency kit, and tell someone where you’re going and when you’ll return. Remember bear safety guidelines.



While camping offers many fun aspects like roasting marshmallows, spectacular views, and fun activities, there are also some dangers you should try to avoid, like fires and animal attacks. As a camper, you’re the guest in nature, so take special care to not to disturb or harm any wildlife or their habitats, which will also keep you and other campers safe.



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National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest volunteer service effort designed to improve and enhance America's public lands. In 2008, 120,000 volunteers built trails and bridges, removed trash and invasive plants and planted over 1.6 million trees.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics calculates the national value per volunteer hour is $19.51. Federal and state parks have discovered the value of RV volunteers. RV volunteers are in high demand at these parks. We hope in the future large cities will take the necessary steps to attract volunteer camp hosts eager to volunteer their services and at the same time experience travel to the large cities. It is our hope cities will also recognize how RV volunteers could provide much needed services for their citizens.
To accomplish this symbiotic relationship forward looking cities must first build designated RV volunteer sites in strategically placed locations throughout the cities. The sites could be placed near beaches, museums, zoos, libraries, parks, hospitals, government buildings, airports, bike paths, gardens, stadiums or other areas able to utilize volunteers. These RV sites would then be exchanged for volunteer services. The relatively low cost to construct the RV sites ($10,000 to $15,000 per campsite) would be offset by the increase in a diverse and experienced workforce. The work history of RV volunteers is broad, ranging from academia to the trades.
It is our firm belief that cities willing and able to provide the RV sites in exchange for an expanded quality workforce will find, just as state and national parks have found, exchanging RV sites for volunteer hours, is a most beneficial arrangement. These cities will be the best equipped to reap the rewards of the new wave of voluntourism and with it the benefits these volunteers will provide in the future.
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Caretaking opportunities that have appeared in THE CARETAKER GAZETTE(Note: These
opportunities are from back issues of the GAZETTE, starting in 1983. All
landowners' phone numbers, addresses, emails, etc. have been removed from this
sample page)
    • ALASKA CARETAKER NEEDED late September to May on a self sufficient comfortable
      Aleutian homestead. Free housing and stipend. Orcas, eiders, sea otters,
      caribou, hydroelectric power, Internet, loom, hot tub. Writers and naturalists
      have prospered here.

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    • HAWAII CARETAKER(S) NEEDED. Responsible, competent single man or couple, with one
      child OK, with strong body and alternative minded. Must be enthusiastic about
      rustic jungle life, experience with off-grid living and solar equipment. No
      tobacco or alcohol users please. Maintenance of 2o?= acre homestead in a
      beautiful coastal jungle area in an eclectic, but rootsy, neighborhood on the
      Big Island. Care for orchards, garden, and cats. Small but comfortable cabin
      provided. Please send a letter explaining why you are interested in this
      opportunity, to: XXX XXXXXX, XX-XXXX Napoopoo Rd, Captain Cook, HI 96704.
    • AUSTRALIA CARETAKERS needed on the Great Keppel Island to look after a holiday
      house. Live in flat available, perfect for a couple. Please apply in writing to
      XXXXXX XXXXX, XX Challis Avenue, Potts Point, NSW 2011 Australia.
  • BELIZE, CENTRAL AMERICA HOUSESITTER WANTED during owner's absence and companion for exploring the jungle, fishing, snorkeling, coral reef and canoe trips. Have your own bedroom, living room and bath on 3rd floor overlooking the Caribbean. Pay for telephone, electricity, and your own food. Please write to X. XXXXX, XXXX SW 138th Avenue, Miami, FL 33186 or call (305) XXX-XXXX.
  • "JAMAICA! Up to 60% Off"

  • CARIBBEAN LOOKING FOR a semi-retired person or couple for part-time light duties on a small Caribbean resort. Free housing on the resort's premises plus moderate pay in exchange for about 50 hours per month work. Applicant should be in good health, resourceful, and addiction and drug-free. If you are handy, it is a plus. Please email letter to XXXXX@XXXXXXXX.com or fax to (425) XXX-XXXX, or mail to PO Box XXX, Culebra, PR 00775 for info.

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  • Please call XXXXX XXXXXXXX at (360) XXX-XXXX.NEW MEXICO HELP WANTED year-round to caretake home, property, and pets (one dog, six cats). 37 acre property half way between Santa Fe and Taos, bordered by the Rio Grande. Two bedroom, recently remodeled home, (unfurnished) plus utilities offered, as well as negotiated salary. To apply, please fax: (505) XXX-XXXX.U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS CARETAKER positions available on St. John in a hillside community. Free housing and a 40% meal discount are available. Anyone aged 18 to 80 is eligible to apply. Please write to XXXX XXX XXXXX, Box XXX, Cruz Bay, Virgin Islands 00831.

  • MEXICO HOUSESITTERS of adventuresome spirit, Europeans, jet setters, retirees, caretakers. Discover unspoiled Alamos, Sonora's city of silver in semitropical Sierra Madre Mountains. Live in 250-year-old Spanish colonial mansions. Experience a unique community. The Santa Fe of Mexico. Little theater, tennis courts, bridge club, poker, chess. 4000' municipal airport. Please write XXX XXXXXXX, Postal # XX, Alamos, Sonora, Mexico 85760, or call 011-XX-XXX-XXXXX.
  • COSTA RICA EVER CONSIDER spending time in a tropical climate? Within walking distance of one of the world's most biodiverse national parks? Located in southwestern Costa Rica, on the Osa Peninsula, our farm is just outside of Dos Brazos en el Tigre, 6 km downriver from Corcouado National Park. We are a working homestead looking to develop a crop or crops to be marketed in the Dos Brazos/Puerto Jimenez area. We are looking for a person or couple to help with daily chores. In exchange, we offer plenty of free time, a place to live, and meals. For more information, please write XXX XXXXX, APDO X, Puerto Jimenez, Peninsula De Osa, Costa Rica.
  • IDAHO CARETAKER(S) WANTED for very remote homestead near Hells Canyon, Idaho. Must have a 4WD vehicle and be self-reliant. Mild climate but winter access varies. Homestead has hydroelectricity & most amenities but no phone. Animals fine. Great free retreat for the right persons. We just want someone to be living in our home. Please send your references to XXXXXXXXX, XXX W North 5th St, Grangeville, ID 83530.
  • JAMAICA, WEST INDIES YOU ARE INVITED TO SHARE in the benefits of our growing nature retreat, organic farm and alternative teaching center. Our ten-acre primitive retreat is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Mountains of Jamaica. Home of a developing healing arts center, we are only 2000' from the Caribbean Sea, safe, secure, and private. The farm has a running river and artesian springs. We grow almost every tropical fruit and vegetable imaginable. We are registered with environmental groups and agencies worldwide as a bird and wildlife sanctuary. Live rent-free in exchange for light maintenance work such as weeding, raking, gardening, maintenance of fences and buildings, shopping for supplies, rototilling and weed-eating work. Applicants should be in good health, handy, and resourceful with a common sense understanding of the hazards of nature. For more details, please call (201) XXX-XXXX.
  • NETHERLANDS WE ARE LOOKING for somebody who will live in our home and care for our dog and birds. The period is from January 1 - March 30. We live in a large house in a quiet street. Garden. Our small town is half an hour south of Rotterdam. Please call 011-XX-XXX-XXXXX, or email:
  • MAINE A HOME on an island off the coast of Maine needs a housesitter. Author's three-bedroom and bath. Easily accessible. Need someone from November to April. Must pay minimal utilities. For more details, please email Dave at XXXXXXXXXX@aol.com NEW YORK ESTATE MANAGER needed. Position is based in New York City with extensive travel in US to employers' four estates. Must have extensive background in personal service either from a top-level domestic posts or hotel/hospitality experience. Accounting and event planning background helpful, as this family and their corporation entertain on a presidential level. Must be able to liaison with the staffs of the homes and the corporation. Must be a pro at budgeting, and hiring and firing. Must be a hands-on doer not above picking up a mop or serving the table. Starting salary to $100,000 + impressive benefit package. Please fax your resume and references to (212) XXX-XXXX.
  • CALIFORNIA HOUSE GUEST(S) wanted to occupy a mountain cottage(s). Full time. Located in the foothills, one hour from Sacramento. Bottom of canyon. Four miles from freeway. You can fish off the porch. Keep all gold found in the river. Must love outdoors, remoteness. Pets permitted. References required. No job. No addictions. Please leave a message, including your name and phone number at (916) XXX-XXXX.GREECE HOME or Hospitality Exchange available. Open to offers. I have a third floor apartment in Maroussi, Athens available for a home exchange. The apartment is very close to the Olympic Stadium and only 10 Km from the Acropolis. It has three bedrooms, one bathroom. There is a parking space in the basement and a large balcony covered by a pine tree. Ito?=s near public transportation. Possibility of a car exchange. No smoking; no pets.
  • FRANCE HOUSESITTERS NEEDED in southeastern France for various time periods. We are located in the beautiful region of Haute-Savoie, with Leman Lake nearby and mountains all around. Our house can accommodate up to nine people. For more details, please contact Chris XXXXXX XXXXXXX, XXXX Gorges du Bronze Hameau de Thuet, F-74130 Bonneville, France or email:
  • FLORIDA CARETAKER needed to live on our property. Housekeeping, lawn care, and maintenance. Should be mature and with some caretaking experience. To apply, please email your resume and references to XXXXXX@XXXXXXX.netWe also have a very successful Situations-Wanted Section in each issue with ads like these, so property owners can contact our subscribers directly: Single, professional woman between careers looking for housesitting/pet-sitting/inn-sitting position. Looking for interesting, safe location, with at least some community and amenities, to spend some time on fitness and career/life strategy. Excellent references. Would love animals and garden to tend to. Very reliable, ethical, and trustworthy.

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Camp Host US Newsletter 44
February 13, 2008
In This Issue:

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The Camp Host US Blog is where all the old newsletters eventually end up. If you haven't visited the blog in awhile then take a look. We are trying to publish most of our past job contact information here. Remember contacts are contacts..they seldom go out of date. Camp Hosts come and go. We're on wheels.

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E-TRAVELER UPDATES

Welcome to the second issue of the Passport in Time e-Traveler! The e-Traveler is an electronic newsletter published by the Passport in Time Clearinghouse. The e-Traveler contains updates on the Passport in Time program and information on projects that are currently accepting volunteer applications.
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Keep your eyes on the PIT Webpage; PIT project leaders are now submitting their summer projects! The summer submission schedule is as follows. Projects that will take place in June will appear by the end of February. Projects that will take place in July will be posted by the end of March, and projects that will take place in August, will be posted by the end of April. Of course, project leaders may submit their projects as far in advance as they would like. Why, we recently received a project that doesn't start until September. How's that for advance notice?!


THE FIRST BLM PIT PROJECT WAS A SUCCESS!

by Carolyn J. McClellan, Chief
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) was pleased to offer its first PIT project called Weaving Connections in northwestern California this past summer (2007). This project brought together volunteers, California Indian basket weavers, and BLM staff to work on clearing a hazel patch for future harvest, harvesting and cleaning spruce root, and working on a basket start. We even had our own bluegrass concert by Gina Jorgenson (BLM Student Career Experience Program student) and her family. Everyone had a great time!
Stories in Stone: Rock Art Pictures by Early Americans

I am now working with BLM staff in Wyoming on developing a PIT project at a petroglyph site known as Legend Rock, near Thermopolis, WY for summer 2008. We have several different projects there that need assistance: 1) finishing photographing and recording the many petroglyph panels at the site; 2) conducting oral history interviews of local citizens to record their history and significance of the site; and 3) developing interpretive displays from these histories for an on-site visitor center.

Several states have identified potential PIT projects in their respective areas so please stay tuned as the BLM prepares additional volunteer opportunities for jointly managing our cultural resources on public lands in the years to come.

Carolyn J. McClellan, Chief
Division of Cultural, Paleontological Resources and Tribal Consultation
Bureau of Land Management
Washington, DC
Carolyn_McClellan@blm.gov

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PROJECTS

New projects are added to the PIT Website throughout the year. Recently added projects are listed below. To view the full description for a project, click on the project title or visit the Current Projects page of the PIT Website. On the Current Projects page, you can browse projects by state or application due date. To apply for a project, please visit www.passportintime.com and click on the link to the application near the top of the page. If you have any questions or difficulties, please contact the PIT Clearinghouse by phone: (800) 281-9176 or by email: volunteer@passportintime.com.

Arizona, Coronado NF, Caretaking the Coronado, Kentucky Camp and Brown Canyon Ranch; Ongoing; Historic; Caretaking; RVs, FS housing possible; Special skills required; Minimum age 21 (families encouraged); Apply by: Ongoing

Coronado NF, Caretaking the Coronado - Columbine Visitor Center, May 23-June 12, June 13-July 10, July 11-July 31, 2008; Historic; Caretaking; FS housing provided; Minimum age 21; Apply by: Ongoing

Coronado NF, Caretaking the Coronado - Portal Visitor Center, July 1-September 1, 2008; Historic; Caretaking; FS housing, RV hook-ups; Minimum age 21; Apply by: Ongoing

Coronado NF, Doors, Floors & S'mores, Return to Kentucky Camp, April 21-25, 2008; Historic; Restoration; Camping, RVs; Minimum age 18; Apply by: 2/18/08

Kaibab NF, Testing New Field Techniques: Measuring Deadmans Gray Sherd Thickness to Study Cohonina Migration near Sycamore Canyon, September 21-27, 2008; Prehistoric; Ceramic analysis, survey; Camping; Minimum age 18; Apply by: 7/20/08

Arkansas, Ozark-St. Francis NF, Following in the Footsteps of the CCC: Camp Ozone Interpretative Trail, May 16-27, 2008; Trail work, archaeological survey, metal detectors; Camping, RVs; 16 with adult; Apply by: 3/16/08

California, Angeles NF, Archaeological Excavation at Chilao Flats, May 5-9, 2008; Prehistoric; Excavation, mapping, photography; Camping, RVs; Strenuous; Minimum age 18; Apply by: 3/3/08

Angeles NF, Scorched Archaeology: Survey and Recordation in the Foothills of the Sierra Pelonas, May 19-23, 2008; Prehistoric and historic; Archaeological survey; Camping, motels; Minimum age 18; Apply by: 3/17/08

Cleveland NF, A Hike into the Past: The Laguna Mountains Project V, May 5-9, 12-16, 2008; Prehistoric and historic; Archaeological survey, mapping, GPS; FS housing; Minimum age 18; Apply by: 3/3/08

Lake Tahoe Basin MU, Tallac Historic Site Restoration Volunteer Program, 1: May 19-June 23, 2: June 24-July 27, 3: July 28-September 2, 4: September 3-October 10, 2008; Restoration, tour guide, museum projects, gardening; RVs only; Minimum age 18; Apply by: 1: 3/17/08, 2: 4/21/08, 3: 5/26/08, 4: 6/30/08

San Bernardino & Angeles NFs, Prehistoric Excavations in the Transverse Mountain Ranges, April 20-25, April 27-May 2, 2008; Prehistoric; Excavation; FS housing, RVs; Minimum age 18; Apply by: 2/17/08

Colorado, BLM, Little Snake FO, Quarries, Paleontology, and OHVs, oh my! Archaeological Survey in the South Sand Wash Basin, June 2-6, 2008; Archaeological and paleontological survey; Primitive camping; Strenuous; Age 10 with adult; Apply by: 3/31/08
Comanche NG, Picketwire Canyonlands Site Survey XIV, June 1-7, 2008; Prehistoric and historic; Survey, photography, botany, mapping, rock art recording; FS housing, camping; Strenuous; Minimum age 18; Apply by: 3/30/08

Florida, Ocala NF, Historic Carr Cabin Landscape Restoration, April 18-24, 2008; Historic; Wetland rehabilitation, trail restoration, mapping; Camping, RVs, hotels; Minimum age 18; Apply by: 2/15/08

Idaho, Salmon-Challis NF, Basin Butte Lookout Restoration Project,July 14-18, 2008; Historic; Restoration; Camping, motels; Minimum age 18; Apply by: 5/12/08

Illinois, Shawnee NF, "I am a part of this people." When Lincoln Came to Egypt: an 1858 Lincoln-Douglas Debate Quilt, May 14-17, 2008; Historic; Interpretation; Camping, RVs, Hotels; Age 10 with adult; Apply by: 3/12/08

Montana, Lolo NF, The Historical Archaeology of the Cedar Creek Chinese Experience, June 22-28, 2008; Historic; Excavation; Primitive camping; Strenuous; Minimum age 18; Apply by: 4/20/08

Lolo NF, Morgan Case Homestead (Turn Key), May 11-16, May 18-23, 2008; Historic; Restoration; Camping, FS housing; Minimum age 18; Apply by: 3/9/08

Nevada, Humboldt-Toiyabe NF, Life of the CCC in the Mountains of Eastern Nevada (repair of modern and historic facilities), June 16-20, 2008; Historic; Restoration; Camping, RVs; Children with adult; Apply by: 4/14/08

Oregon, Deschutes NF, Historic Elk Lake Guard Station Staffing Project,June 17-23, 23-30, July 1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28, July 29-August 4, 5-11, 12-18, 19-25, August 26-September 1, 2-8, 9-15, 2008; Historic; Interpretation; Camping, RVs, FS housing; Minimum age 21 (families welcome) ; Apply by: Ongoing

Malheur NF, Build your own PIT Project, January-December 2008; Propose a project; FS housing, motels, RVs; Skills required to achieve your project; Age 10 with adult; Apply by: Ongoing

Malheur NF, Lithic Analysis, April 21-25, 2008; Prehistoric; Lab, analysis; FS housing, motels, RVs; Age 16 with adult; Apply by: 2/18/08

Siuslaw NF, Celebrate the Siuslaw! Searching for Clues in Historic Records, April 28-May 2, 2008; Historic; Document research; Camping, RVs, motels; Minimum age 18; Apply by: 2/25/08

Siuslaw NF, Spring Cleaning '08: GIS Mapping Historic Homesteads, May 5-9, 2008; Historic; GIS database work; Camping, RVs, motels; Minimum age 18; Apply by: 3/3/08

Utah, Ashley NF, Carter Military Road,July 7-11, 2008; Historic; Metal detector survey, excavation; Primitive camping, motels; Age 12 with adult; Apply by: 5/5/08



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