Hiking Safety Tips

Beautiful Moab 12Hiking, like jeeping, is one of the best ways to enjoy the outdoors. It can be a lot of fun for families, or individuals. One can take their dogs hiking in certain areas, and hiking is also great exercise. Hiking can also be combined with other types of outdoor recreation, such as camping, jeeping, and so on. However, hiking can also be difficult or even dangerous, especially if one isn’t properly prepared. Here are some tips for staying safe while hiking:

Firstly, tell other people where you will be going. In the same vein, it is a good idea to not go hiking alone as well. If others know where you are – and if you are with other people – emergency situations or accidents while hiking are easier to manage. It is easier for EMS services to locate you should they have to, and traveling with a companion – especially if they know the area – makes it easier to not get lost.

Secondly, it is absolutely vital to have plenty of water. This is especially important during the summer, when increased temperatures can make dehydration even more of a danger. Even if one doesn’t end up needing the water they bring, it is better to be safe than sorry. It is estimated one needs at least a gallon of water per person per day, and one can need even more when doing physical activity, especially in heat.

Though these are simple tips, they really can help to save lives. With plenty of water, and by telling others where you will be hiking, one can stay safer while exploring the outdoors.

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