What are the do’s and don’ts of hiking?

orange camping tent near green trees

There are a few things everyone should keep in mind when hiking:
-Stay on the trail. Hiking off the trail can lead to dangerous conditions, such as getting lost or falling into a ravine.

-Be aware of your surroundings. Watch for wildlife and stay away from cliffs and other dangerous areas.

-Take plenty of water with you, especially if you’re going out for a long hike. Drink frequently and avoid drinking from streams or lakes that may be contaminated by bacteria or parasites.

-Pack an emergency whistle to signal for help if necessary.

-Wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Hiking boots or shoes with good traction are essential, and you should dress in layers to be prepared for changing weather conditions.

-Carry a first-aid kit with you in case of emergency.

-Be sure to let someone know where you’re going before you set out on your hike. That way, if something happens to you, someone will know where to look for you.

Table of Contents

en_USEnglish