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Hiking Safety

Hiking Safety

 

All this month we will be sharing tips on how to be safe while enjoying many outdoor activities this summer!

Exploring the outdoors is a wonderful pastime for the Summer months. Just about anywhere you live there are trails or nature paths to check out. There are safety concerns to take under advisement if you are hiking locally or around the world. The appropriately-named Hiking Beginner website has tips for those of us interested in hiking around nature this Summer, many of which mimic those we learned about with the Hunting Safety & Snowmobile Safety podcasts:

  • Don’t Hike Alone – always have someone else (or several) with you when you go hiking. First aid, climbing help, lessening panic, having another person with you can be invaluable.
  • Have a Plan – use well-marked paths or trails to avoid the possibility of getting lost. Though they may not be as “exciting” as charging your own path, it’s much safer that getting lost in the middle of nowhere.
  • Basic Necessities – matches, a “proper” survival knife (one with useful tools), & first aid kit should be in your pack, as well as bottled water/sports drinks & snacks enough for the intended hike.
  • Use Your Noggin – common sense is essential when hiking, don’t get too carried away in the excitement and certainly don’t test limits.

The National Park Service also has a page filled with tips on being safe when hiking. Be safe when enjoying the outdoors this Summer!

 

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