Thursday, March 21, 2013

10 Tips for Staying Safe While Hiking Alone - By Kendra

Rating: ****

There is great controversy about hiking alone. Some say its way to dangerous while others believe it is peaceful and wonderful. This article states that it all depends on how prepared you are. 

This article outlines important things to remember before and on your hike alone. Kendra outlines tips like telling someone about where you are going, when you are leaving, and when you are planning on coming back. This will ensure that if something goes wrong, they will know where to find you. She also says to be aware of your limits, take popular/well known trails, bring a whistle because it will carry further than yelling and can be heard over wind and rain conditions, check weather reports before you go on the trail, be bear aware, don't wear headphones just in case there is a predator you will be able to hear them in advance, bring lots of supplies, think through "what if scenarios", and learn from past hikers experiences.

This article has made me think about our portaging trip coming up and what I will do to ensure we all stay safe. It has also made me think about the terrible things that can happen and has happened to others before while doing these types of activities. It has opened my eyes to be more prepared to make sure I will always be safe in any situation I may come across. I will defiantly use and think about all these tips on future adventures.

Kendra. "10 Tips for Staying Safe While Hiking Alone." CabinConnectioncom. N.p., 24 Aug. 2012. Web. 21 Mar. 2013.

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