3 Tips to Stay Safe When Hiking and Camping

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There’s nothing quite as exciting or relaxing as going out for a camping trip. But between navigating the great outdoors and settling down to camp out for the night, there are countless perils and dangers that could happen. If you’re planning a camping trip and you want to make sure you’re safe all throughout the experience as you relax on your best inflatable lounger, these three tips should help keep you far from danger at all times.

1. Research Your Trail – Before you go for a hike, you will have to do some research on the trail you plan to take. Getting familiar with your chosen path will help you steer clear of any troubles and road blocks you may encounter along the way. It also pays to make sure you choose a trail that is managed and maintained by an actual organization or admin so you know who to call in case of any untoward incidents. Trekking a trail that’s completely remote and without a manager could leave you without emergency aid should you need it along the way.

2. Know What to Expect – Bears, snakes, insects, and poisonous plants can injure you during your hike. Learning more about the flora and fauna of the trail you plan to take on will give you a better idea of what you should avoid when you finally make your way out. this will also tell you what creams, lotions, ointments, and medication you should bring in case you come into contact with any dangerous plants or poisonous animals along the way. As a safety measure, be sure to wear the right clothing as well and cover as much of your skin as possible to prevent irritation, infection, and injury that might seep into your system through open wounds. Bring also with you outdoor essentials like backpacking water filter.

3. Tell Someone About It – It doesn’t matter how many people you plan to take with you on your hike. There’s always a chance that you might all be stranded or left without help when you need it. before you go on your trip, be sure to inform someone like a good friend or a close family member so they know exactly where you are in case you don’t return home on time. Give them an entire itinerary and inform them in detail the specific trail you intend to take. This way, should anything delay you from getting home on time from your hike, there will be someone back home who knows where you went, what path you took, and where to look for you.

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