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Everyone at one point or another in their life should experience the true freedom that the great outdoors brings! You will never have a more calming experience, then just sitting and enjoying the splendor of this great world we live on. That being said, although it is extremely beautiful, the wilderness can be an extremely unforgiving place. If you aren’t prepared and you don’t know what you are doing, a nice leisure walk can turn into a fight for survival very fast. That being said, I have made a nice infographic that will help to give a few tips that could actually save your life!
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- Bring a Friend!
Bringing a friend along when you go hiking or even just letting someone know where you’re going can save you if something happens. At the very least, you will have some companionship when you are enjoying the sights.
- Bring The Right Equipment:
Bringing the right tools along hiking or camping not only can make your trip more comfortable, but it also may save your life. Simple things first, you want the right shoes, clothes, and enough equipment to keep you safe incase something happens! Something most people forget about are bringing tools like a watch or a flashlight or a tactical pen!
- First Aid:
Familiarize yourself with basic first aid techniques and make sure to always bring a first aid kit. You don’t have to be a doctor to be able to stop the bleeding and clean out a wound well enough to be able to make sure that the injured can make it to a hospital.
- Stay Hydrated:
Your body needs tons of water if you are out in the wilderness exerting yourself. Dehydration is one of the most common causes of fatality in the wilderness. Make sure you have extra water, and you can also consider getting yourself a personal water filtration straw or some other filtration system.
- Give Yourself About Two Hour’s Daylight to Setup Your Camp Site:
Even though I’m sure most of the time you can do it quicker than that, having a setup camp before it gets dark is extremely important! You don’t want to be stranded in a situation where you are trying to or unable to setup your campsite because of lack of light. A campsite is your safe haven at night, so make sure you have it.
- Be Aware of the Weather:
Not knowing a heavy storm or snowfall is coming can put you and your group in a dangerous situation. Plan ahead. Camping while their is a heavy rainfall will not only be unpleasant but it can be downright dangerous with falling debris and flash floods.
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