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Camping Safety survey

Discussion in 'Introductions & Welcomes' started by dannistockton, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. dannistockton

    dannistockton New Member

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    I am trying to gather research on camping safety as part of my product design course at university, would you please take a few minutes to quickly fill out my survey.

    it will only take 5-10 minutes to fill out and the feedback will be greatly appreciated.

    please click the link below to complete the survey

    https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/9P5PWKS
     
  2. Mesquite

    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    Hello and welcome to the forum :)

    Maybe if you tell us a bit more about yourself rather than just ask folk to fill out a survey might get you a few more responses :)
     
  3. Nomad64

    Nomad64 Full Member

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    Done.
    In return, it would be kind if you could share some of the results of your research with the forum. 😀
     
  4. Pepper16

    Pepper16 Member

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    Done, the results wil be interesting.
     
  5. tracker1972

    tracker1972 Forager

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    I'm guessing question 4 is supposed to read GPS? If not, what is a GSP?
    Question 5 "is the biggest safety issue", or "are the biggest safety issues". "Is the biggest safety issues" isn't that clear. Question 8, preceding question.
    Assuming you have to include your questions and data in your work, I'd be tempted to put as much effort into proof reading as in finding suitable places to post your survey!
    Like to see what others think of as the safety risks though...

    Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
     
  6. crosslandkelly

    crosslandkelly A somewhat settled

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    I don't do these surveys. Welcome and enjoy.
     
  7. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    The last questions assume you set up a base camp then potter around the countryside, but returning to the camp or stay in the camp doing Gods know what.
    Most of the people I know, including myself, overnight only one night at the same place, then move on. Think hiking a trail, or hiking following no trail. Hiking between lakes and rivers, fishing.

    Anyway, i did it, but only the parts that are applicable.

    Just for the record, camp or wilderness safety is not carrying a ton of electronic devices, but knowing your stuff, knowing your limitations, knowing your map and compass.
    And not doing what Mr Grylls does, running around unknown terrain like a madman drinking urine and eating carrion.
     
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  8. Robson Valley

    Robson Valley Full Member

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    Decades ago, we would hunt and fish out of a base camp for 1-2 weeks at a time.
    That kind of a camp turns into something quite hospitable, rain, shine or snow.
    Often annual returns to anticipate facilities or lack thereof. I answered as such.
    We had no more electronics than a couple of 3VDC torches.
     
  9. rik_uk3

    rik_uk3 Banned

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    Fifty years ago the only electronics I took was a torch (flashlight) and within a couple of years a transistor radio.
     
  10. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    A torch is good to have now too, when we need to go and pee for the third time during the night.
     
  11. boatman

    boatman Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    I agree that you seem to be thinking about a fixed camp, travelling light is another case.
     

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