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Common-sense ways to protect yourself from outdoor hazards – Outdoor Canada

Prevent pain and suffering on your next adventure by following these safety measures

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Protect yourself

Prevent pain and suffering on your next adventure by following these safety measures

Stay safe out there with this common-sense equipment 

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Hunting and fishing are generally safe activities. Still, hunters and anglers can be exposed to dangerous situations that lead to bodily harm. Most of these hazards can be avoid, or at worst result in minor injuries that quickly heal. However, some can cause serious, even permanent, injury. To prevent pain and suffering on your next adventure, we recommend following these safety measures—if you’re not already, of course…

THE SUN

Injury

Heat stroke, sunburn, skin cancer  

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Prevention

Sunscreen, hats, loose-fitting clothing, staying hydrated

BITING INSECTS

Injury

Itchy bites, infections, West Nile disease

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Prevention

Insect repellent—especially at first and last light and in shady areas

THORNS, CACTI

Injury

Scrapes, cuts, infections

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Prevention

Protective clothing, gaiters, chaps, gloves

MUZZLE BLAST

Injury

Ringing ears, hearing damage or loss

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Prevention

Shooting muffs or ear plugs—both at the range and when afield

CHAMBER BLOW BACK

Injury

Scratched retinas, permanent eye damage

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Prevention

Shooting glasses

ATVs

Injury

Cuts, bruises, concussion, death

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Prevention

Helmet, gloves, protective clothing

FISH HOOKS

InjuryImpaled flesh, scratched eyes, blindness

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Prevention

Glasses or sunglasses 

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