Hiking Safety Tips

by SKHC Editor on June 24, 2009

America’s National Park’s have more than 12,000 miles of trails. Hiking is great because you get to enjoy beautiful scenery, look for those little creatures that are trying to blend in with their surroundings and oh yeah, get exercise. Of course, with anything there’s always a chance one can get hurt or sidetracked so you need to take precautions to protect yourself from the what ifs. Here’s what you need to up your safety (fun) factor:

1. Good shoes that fit well and thick socks
2. A backpack to hold your necessities
3. Dress in layers, including a hooded, waterproof jacket, hat and sunglasses
4. Sunscreen
5. Insect Repellent
6. Map and compass
7. Water and food
8. Waterproof matches and army-style knife
9. Flashlight and extra batteries
10. First aid kit

These ten safety tips for hiking are pretty easy to handle. Many of the suggested safety items may be found right in your home. If you want to be head of the class you may consider a weather radio, CPR mask and whistle. You never know what can happen in the wilderness (snake bite, bee sting, all of a sudden anaphylactic shock). It’s always better to be safe than sorry. Be safe and enjoy the trails!

Source: Bam.gov

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Stef August 13, 2009 at 12:19 am

Little children must have the necessary care they ought to have in order to live a healthy and happy life.

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