Travel with a Group
If you are a professional level climber, you know the importance of a team. For the beginners, never ever go alone. Climbing is way too much dangerous. If you are a freshman, you ought to gather lots of experience and learn so many basics things.
In that case going with a group is essential. Also hiking alone can make you bored while with a lot of people it will appear the most enjoyable moment of your life. They will teach you so many essential things and also help you in any emergency situations.
Know the place you wished to visit
In this modern era collecting information is the easiest task. You have the internet and the best buddy Google is always there for you! So, hit the keyboard and try to learn all the essential information about the place you desire to hike.
You will learn what kind of obstacles you will face in there, weather of that particular location, which types of animal you probably can face etc. Information will help you to pack your belongings and stay prepared for unexpected dangers.
Keep an Emergency Kit
This is the most important thing you need to consider. Hiking is dangerous no doubt on that. And you never know what is coming for you.
Any kind of accident can happen on there, and you can feel sick anytime. So, keep a small toolkit with some essential medicines, cotton, bandages and other important stuffs.
Don’t Bother if you are Lost
There is a chance that you lost your group. Don’t bother in that situation. Try to have some foods, stay dry and warm. And try to provide sign so that your group can find you.
If you keep whistle with you, it would be wiser in such situation. Try to keep a map and campus with you too.
Water can be the life saver. Try to stay hydrated all the time. You can pick a water purifier with you in case you can’t find any fresh water in there. Don’t stay dehydrated for so long. You will feel sick otherwise.
Know Your Limit
Every person has a particular limit. You already know your limit. Don’t push yourself so much. If you need to pause, take a break and seat! Your group will also help you that matter. Don’t bother!
Learn How to Start Fire
For hiking, this knowledge is so helpful. Try to learn some tricks in case you don’t have lighter or match with you. Believe me, this will help you a lot one day!
So, ensure your safety. I know you don’t have a fear of death! But many mountains are left to climb my friend. Stay safe so you can climb the next one! Lastly, I want to finish my article with one famous quote regarding hiking.
“It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.”
– Sir Edmund Hillary