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Top 10 Survival Tips Every Hiker Should Know. Photo © Adobe Stock (under license)
Whether you’re an experienced hiker or just enjoy a walk in the woods once in a while, there’s always a chance that you could find yourself either lost or in danger (or both!) This article we discovered (link at the end of our commentary) will refresh your memory on the main safety precautions to take and what to do if the worst happens.
Hiking is one of the best ways to keep fit – a trip to the gym will give you the physical exercise you need but hiking will give you the additional bonus of a refreshing “time out” from your everyday life. By spending time being closer to nature, very often you’ll come back with a fresh new perspective on life. If you go with friends or a partner it’s also a great way to give yourselves some quality time together.
Related: Tutorial: Wilderness Survival Basics
Another great idea is to give your hike an added purpose. Take the chance to discover local wildlife – make a study of birds or animals, search for reptiles or see if you can find edible wild plants, fungi or fruit to bring home and add to your meals; always be sure to identify these correctly, use a guidebook and if you’re still in any doubt, don’t take chances. If you have children, it’s a perfect opportunity to inspire them to take an interest in nature, a “hunt” for something makes for an exciting day out instead of “let’s go for a walk”, which will often meet with a less than enthusiastic response!
When you set off on a hike it’s easy to think that everything will go well but it pays to give yourself the security of knowing how to stay as safe as possible. There are frequent reports of hikers getting into trouble, sometimes getting lost and never returning home. It would be well worth making a few notes to take with you – if something goes wrong it could be hard to think clearly or to remember the best course of action in the heat of the moment.
If you’re someone who enjoys being alone in the wilderness, that’s great but the risks are much higher than with a group so it pays to give extra attention to your preparation. If you know that you’ve done your best to prepare, it will take a weight off your mind and make the whole trip more relaxing.
Here’s the link to the full tutorial (via archive): http://news.discovery.com/adventure/survival/top-10-survival-tips-every-hiker-should-know.htm
More info: If you’re looking for more tips and a well-researched list of essential items to take with you, please try this link: http://hikingdude.com/hiking-tips.php
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