Hiking Safety Tips
Hiking is a long walk, usually on trails or footpaths in the mountains or countryside or along a river. It is a fun recreational activity and great for your health. Whether you are a beginner or a regular hiker, it is essential to consider hiking safety. Luckily, we have compiled a list of tips for your next hiking trip.
- Tell someone your hiking plans – Simple and could save your life.
- Find a hiking partner – Choosing to hike by yourself is completely fine. But if you are a beginner, we recommend finding someone to keep you company. You have someone who can watch your back and vice-versa if something happens on the trail.
- Choose a hiking route – Consider how much time you have, your fitness level, distance, elevation, weather and logistics when picking a suitable hiking route.
- Check the weather – This will help you avoid any disappointments or dangers. Reschedule or prepare according to the weather.
- Avoid taking too much – A hike can be tiring and slow, even more so if you carry too much weight.
- Bring water – You do not want to get dehydrated, especially on trails far away from any water source and on hot days.
- Bring snacks – Fuel up during your hike with a simple snack.
- Choose appropriate hiking gear – Suggestions include long workout clothes, a good pair of sneakers/hiking boots, a backpack, an extra layer and a rain jacket.
- Leave no trace – Do not leave any garbage along the trail or disturb the wildlife.
- Stay on the trail – Getting lost is every hiker's worst fear, so stay on the proper paths. If you do happen to get lost, relax and backtrack. Have your cellphone, radio or GPS rescue beacon on hand so you can call for help.
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- Team MOBO