Pick up an inexpensive ultraviolet light at someplace like this. There are some examples of detecting scorpions on that website and a bunch more if you Google "scorpions uv light". They really glow in the dark when you shine a UV light on them. You can see them from 10 ft away (really!). The UV light also helps to check out the campsite area for scorpions before you settle in for the evening. No kidding .... this works
Originally Posted by Ulfhedinn
Always good to develop the habit of shaking out shoes, etc before you put them on and to carefully brush off the bottom of stuff that has been sitting on the ground. In my experience, scorpions aren't really much of a problem in the SoCal Mojave and Sonoran deserts but we do camp in their living room, eh?
Last edited by Michael; 04-13-2011 at 04:32 AM.
Just get out there and do it...