- Air out your equipment before you leave, look for mold in tents and tarps and wash off any you see with a hot water and bleach solution.
- Bring along your allergy and/or asthma medication, so you are prepared for any trigger that may cross your path.
- Remember to pack food that is friendly to people with food allergies, check with your group to see what people are allergic to and do not bring that item.
- Check out your camp site for ragweed, poison oak or poison ivy and other plants that may cause allergic reactions. Bring ointments and medications just in case.
- When building a fire, make sure that people who have asthma sit farther away and out of the wind so the smoke does not irritate their lungs.
Before heading outdoors for your camping trip, learn what you can do to avoid allergy and asthma triggers lurking outdoors and in the wilderness.