You may not think about this, but camping requires a lot of common sense. You will need to use basic education that you have acquired throughout your years of school so that you can avoid doing anything that is basically dumb. You will find that there are a lot of dangers that lurk in the woods, and you will find that the most commonly found dangers include the climbing aspect and lightning.
Did you know that there are over a hundred people who die in a year because they were struck by lightning? You will want to make sure that you use your common sense when it comes to being outside in an electrical storm. You will also find that the lighting will occur mostly in the clouds, but there are going to be a few strikes now and then. If you happen to be the tallest thing around like standing on top of an open mountainside, you will find that your odds of getting hit by lightning are very high. This is because of all the saltwater that is in a human body will attract the lightening and forms a conductor. You will find that when you are wet, your odds are even worse. You will want to think about the safety by taking cover. Even though your odds of being struck (even at higher risks) are very low, you will need to still take precautions because it is not something that you can predict.
Being struck can end up seriously hurting a person and could end up killing them, depending on the voltage. You will want to consider that these odds or not something that you will want to mess with. As for the second major danger, you will want to consider that you need to have common sense in the safety matters of hiking.
Obviously, you don’t need to stand too close to a cliff, and you never know when a gust of wind will knock you down. You don’t want to put your life at risk just for a thrill. You will need to think about how sturdy the mountainside is before you climb it because you never know about rather or not you’re stepping area will give away. You will also find that even if you don’t get seriously hurt from a fall, you are now at danger for parasites and infections from the open cuts and scrapes.