How to Survive a Forest Fire while Hiking or Camping

How to Survive a Forest Fire while Hiking or Camping

Forest fires have become five times more frequent and six-time more destructive in recent times due to global warming and climate change. Take your ten hiking essentials such as Binocular, Two-way radio and Compass along with you even you are on a small day hike
Forest fires are based upon something known as the fire triangle. A forest fire needs heat, oxygen, and fuel to spread. Destroying the supply of any one of these elements will help extinguish the forest fire. Ground fires occur at the ground level beneath the branches. Surface fires can be about 1.3 meters high. Crown fires generally spread through treetops. These are very dangerous. They might be fuelled by surface fire.

A larger percentage of forest fires happen due to human neglect
Seek professional medical help immediately after reaching a nearby town. You might have unnoticed burns, or you could have inhaled the smoke, both of which needs to be assessed properly by a doctor — victims of traumatic experiences such as getting caught in a wildfire tent to suffer from anxiety disorders like PTS. If you or anyone you know who has recently survived a wildfire is experiencing symptoms such as insomnia, depression, and anxiety, make sure to consult a psychiatrist. For more information on surviving a wildfire, visit

how to survive a forest fire while hiking



Why Camping?

Camping is a term likely to live for a specific time in a temporary camp, tent and enjoying holidays with friends and family. Other words you can say it is an outdoor recreational activities. You can go camping and enjoy wildlife, hike, kayaking, boating, fishing, swimming, biking and many more opportunities. In Canada there are vast area where you can camp for free and some of the campsites apply charges low cost. You can discover more about camping. Camping at kelowna great area to find out campgrounds near kelowna.



It is a place where people go and enjoy camping facilitate with number of tents or small cabin or cottage which is temporarily made with some recreational facilities.

It is a sports place where special training conducting. It is generally use for army/soldiers training.

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Interesting feelings share with your friends, family and partner while camping. In your holiday go away from crowd place (locality, village) and enjoy the feeling of nature.

Camp Challenges

1. Recycle an object into something useful

2. Identify 5 trees

3. Identify or describe 8 items with a magnifying glass

4. Find nature items beginning from A to Z

5. Construct a simple shelter and spend time in it with a friend

6. Be the first to fall asleep

7. Pick up 15 pieces of garbage and be prepared to talk about man’s influence on the environment

8. Create a poem and read it at Guide’s Own

9. Make a treasure keeper

10. Don’t complain for one day (compulsory for all!)

11. Make a nature centerpiece for the table

12. Lying on your back, observe the night sky

13. Do a good turn

14. Don’t speak during one meal

15. Complete the Fire Safety questions

16. Search for a tadpole

17. Find the most interesting pebble

18. Lie on your back and record every sound you hear in 15 mins.

19. Make notes about wind, clouds and other weather data and make a forecast for the next day

20. Find a plant that is useful to man

21. Turn over a stone or a log and sketch what was under it

22. Collect leaves of different shades of green and arrange them from darkest to lightest

23. Sleep under the stars for 1 night

24. Complete an acrostic using the letters in N A T U R E

25. Sketch your favourite area at camp

26. Follow an insect for 5 minutes

27. Using one match, light a fire and keep it going for 10 minutes

28. Identify 8 wildflowers

29. Build a bird’s nest

30. Find a spider’s web. Tell where you found it, how big it is and what it looks like

31. Find different nature objects that start with the letters in your first name

32. Make a sundial

33. With your patrol, carry out a 10 minute exercise before breakfast

34. Be the first patrol to have lights out and all quiet at night

35. Make a tent peg

36. Invent a new camp gadget

37. Teach a new song

38. Keep your gear tidy for one day

39. Do your duties/kapers without being told

40. Find north without using a compass

41. Help plan a Guide’s Own

42. What is the worst thing that can happen at camp? Present it in mime

43. Tell how to start a fire without using matches

44. How many reef knots can you tie in a minute?

45. Learn a new knot

46. Play an observation game

47. Help plan a campfire

48. Write a short letter to a Guide at camp

49. Watch a sunrise

50. Go for a walk with a friend. Find five things you have in common

51. Eat a meal blindfolded

52. Make up a cheer or yell for your patrol

53. Learn a new camp grace

54. Build a chair for a leader to use at campfire

55. Lay a trail for someone else to follow

56. Make up a song or rap about camp

57. Make a nature mobile

58. Make a kite and fly it

59. Draw a map of the campsite

60. Hide a treasure and give at least 5 compass clues

61. Make your site comfortable using gadgets you have made

62. Feed a leader

63. Build a woodpile and keep it dry

64. Make and play an instrument

65. Do a 30-second commercial for Guiding

66. Construct an LDU (Liquid Disposal Unit)

67. Make a stretcher and carry someone on it

68. Teach a game

69. Design a craft

Camping challenges taken from The Guide Zone

British Columbia Camping Areas

British Columbia Camping Areas

British Columbia can be viewed in four main camping areas. These divisions on TracksAndTrails are:

  1. Coast Campgrounds
  2. Northern Interior Campgrounds
  3. Southern Interior West
  4. Southern Interior East

Campgrounds in these camping areas can be viewed on our Free Camping Map where you can search for campgrounds near a city and click the location markers with free map directions links or information links. The TracksAndTrails Campground Map will display Provincial Parks, Recreation Sites and Private Campgrounds. I we are missing your favourite campground email us the information about it.

British Columbia has over 1000 Recreation Sites with Managed and Free or User Maintained Camping, over 800 provincial parks for hiking and more than 300 provincial parks campgrounds. Please leave your comments and questions on the information posts. Your backcountry intelligence will be valuable to other camping and backcountry enthusiasts. If you are new to BC Outdoors, your question may be answered by one of the many local visitors that peruse

Camping Areas of British Columbia are Coast, Northern, Southern Interior West and Southern Interior East

Camping Areas of British Columbia



Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations – Part 1

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations – Part 1

Purpose of Program

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The purpose of Recreation Sites and Trails BC is to:

• develop, maintain and market a network of 1,319 recreation sites and 818 recreation trails to provide safe, quality recreation opportunities for the public;

• manage, in collaboration with other Ministry of Natural Resource Operations (MNRO) business lines, public recreation use on Crown land outside recreation sites and trails; and

• develop, maintain and market, in collaboration with other provincial agencies and local government, British Columbia’s 800 plus kilometres of rail trails, branded “The Spirit of 2010 Trail”.

Free CampingDescription of Recreation Sites and Trails

Recreation Sites and Trails are located on Crown lands outside Parks and settled areas and are managed within an integrated management framework along with harvesting, range, commercial recreation and other activities and uses.


Recreation Sites are rustic:

• with only basic facilities such as toilets, fire rings and picnic tables

• no electricity or potable water is provided

• accessed by gravel forestry roads

• majority are not supervised

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations – Part 2

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations – Part 2

Description of Spirit of 2010 Trail

The Spirit of 2010 Trail is a network of five former rail corridors, approximately 800 kilometres in length that are owned by the Province and have been converted to recreation trails for primarily non-motorized use.

Free CampingAn estimated $43 M has been invested on acquiring the trail bed and upgrading infrastructure (e.g., bridges, trestles, signage, parking facilities).

It is estimated that the Spirit of 2010 Trail will generate in excess of $10 M annually in tourism revenues that will benefit many rural communities.

A Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, the Ministry of Transportation, Tourism BC and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts was signed in 2007 to facilitate the development of a management plan and governance model for this world-class trail.

An Order to establish the Spirit of 2010 Trail as a recreation trail under Section 56 of the Forest and Range Practices Act under the jurisdiction of the MNRO is ready for the Minister to approve and sign.

Linkages to Government Goals

A strong recreation sites and trails program:

• promotes healthy living and physical fitness;

• fosters sustainable environmental management; and

• contributes to job creation and a strong economy

Free CampingLegislative Authority

The legislative authority for managing British Columbia’s recreation sites and

trails is set out in the Forest and Range Practices Act. (Transferred from Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts (MTCA) to the Ministry of Natural Resource Operations (MNRO) in October 2010)

Minister of Natural Resource Operations has the authority to:

• establish or cancel recreation sites and trails on Crown land;

• authorize trail and other recreation facilities proposed by the public;

• establish an order that restricts public recreation activities on Crown land in order to protect a recreation resource or resolve conflicting recreation uses;

• enter into an agreement with a person to manage a recreation site or trail; and

• establish regulations concerning the use of recreation sites and trails

The Forest Recreation Regulation enables the Minister to set user fees at recreation sites and trails to cover the cost of services provided and establishes rules concerning use.

The authority to establish recreation sites and trails will be delegated to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Provincial Operations. The remaining authorities will be delegated to the Director and Regional Managers, as was the case when the program was within MTCA