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I am a backpacker and am wondering if using iodine tablets to purify the water will be harmful to the fetus? My boyfriend and i are avid outdoor enthusiasts and enjoy backpacking and camping. I have two questions. When during my pregnancy is it time to li
Camping: Camping is a wonderful activity for the whole family. The "horror stories" that you mention are blown way out of proportion because they get so much news coverage, but they are actually quite rare (no one reports the safe, uneventful camping trips). Safe camping requires that you do some homework. Know the natural hazards (waterfalls, caves, natural predators (bears, etc.) and know poison plants. ...Read more
No: There is no reason you must do that. However, if your child would like to attend, and you can afford to do so, then it maybe a good idea. However, if you are sending your child, just to send them, then i would not do so. ...Read more
Maybe or maybe not: You know, it won't help at all as my expertise says so. ...Read more
See below:: What is the camp's philosophy-curriculum and developmental apporoach to the subject. What is the facilitiies/locale, personnel and format of the camp? Testimonials from others who participated? Cost for room and board? Eligiblility criteria? Age groups/coed? ...Read more
Why not?: Do you like the wilderness? Do you like the outdoors? Are you prepared to "rough it"? Do you like camping? Are you afraid of wild animals? Do you have the right equipment? These are questions you should ask yourself before you go camping. ...Read more
I fell on a rock at my uncle's camp yesterday and have a big black and blue. How long do they take to heal?
I drive a tractor trailer for a living, bounce around a lot vechiles are very heavy and ride rough, can 24 years of this damage the body/organs?
Maybe.: There hasn't been very clear research into the effects of vibration. But any kind of repetitive movement, applying acceleration/deceleration forces on the body (not to mention lots of sitting!) might be less-than-ideally healthy. If you can, try to pad your seat, eat a healthy diet, take frequent brakes, and exercise. ...Read more
I jumped off a trailer while holding a couch and when I landed, I bent over because of the weight and impact. Next day I can't bend over. Serious?
Depends on exposure: Animal contamination of lakes and ponds may make camping a riskier event than sitting at home. Access to purified water and proper boiling of your utensils can lower your risk if you use lake or well water for cleaning. Boiling your water for 10 minutes will illiminate the threat if you are unsure of the water. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complex carbs.: For sustained energy through the morning of band camp,focus on complex carbohydrates and fiber. Foods like high fiber breakfast cereals, multi grain bread for toast and berries,will keep you going. A B complex vitamin will help your body use the carbohydrates efficiently. ...Read more
Possibly: It sounds like you recognize that your behavior is beyond the norm. Consider the effect of your actions, mostly on others as this is the concern of counselors and camp officials. Observe your fellow campers who stay out of trouble, and try to find ways to have fun without bothering anyone and and probably your parents will not be informed with a reversal of the misbehavior. ...Read more
See below: I would let the camp know that he has the molluscum. You can even google search for educational hand outs. But, they should know ahead of time. ...Read more
Do you think it would be unlikely to contract legionnaires's disease while camping on the? Beach?
Yes: Extremely unlikely!Get a more detailed answer ›
My step son intentionally exposed himself in the bathroom at camp to other children. He was embarrassed when confronted. Why did he do this?
About a week ago I went to a camp with my friends and the sun was so strong. When I came back my skin got a lot darker. Is there a way to recover?
i was asked to help clean up a trailer lot with lots of fiberglass insulation and i have been having breathing trouble but its getting better day?
Your Fiber Class: That insulation is full of small fiberglass and other debris that can irritate your lungs.Sadly,it won't insulate them from that irritation. If you have symptoms for more than a week or two,get examined in person by your doctor. And in the future,use eye and lung protection (safety glasses and a mask) when dealing with stuff that blows-off dust or other particles, especially fiberglass or asbestos ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mosquitos.: By a landslide. Of animals with teeth, probably raccoons - they are not shy about rummaging through peoples' belongings. ...Read more