SAFETY TIPS WHILE HIKING OR CAMPING   

As much as camping is fun it can also be full of challenges and if you decide to venture out alone, challenges can increase even more. We’ve heard many time, prepare for the worst and hope for the best. The mountains literally teach us that. 

hiker

Priyanka Singh

Mountaineer, Skier, Hiker only for the love of mountains otherwise living a filmy life in Mumbai wishes all the fellow and aspiring hikers safe travels.

 

If you are reading this article you probably want to be in the wilderness and perhaps sometimes even go there on your own without a big group. You want to have a pure camping
experience. As much as camping is fun it can be full of challenges and if you decide to venture out alone, challenges can increase even more. We’ve heard many times, prepare
for the worst and hope for the best. The mountains practically teach us that. 

A hike that feels like a bliss when conditions are good can turn into a nightmare when things don't go our way and we aren't prepared.
 

Things to remember when you venture out on your adventurous hike.

1. It is essential to know the terrain and recent weather conditions of the place where you will be hiking and prepare your clothing and other gear accordingly

 

2. Be aware of the closest villages/ settlements/camping areas to find help when in trouble.

 

3. Be respectful of the local culture and follow mountain etiquettes.

 

4. Inform about your return date to people close to you and keep updating them in case of any change of plan.

 

5. Always mark the path you take to ensure you don't get lost on your way back and people can find you in case you do get lost.

 

6. When you are above the clouds, you get only soul connection :) In this era of GPS and mobile phones, we forget the value of simple things such as a compass to help us find our way when our battery might die. Learn to use it.
 

7. Remember that you can whistle to signal.

 

8. In the end, it’s always good to have someone local with you.

 

DON’T BE A LAMA IN THE LAND OF GAMA

Carry these very basic essentials 

- Chlorine for clean water

- First aid kit 

- Spare batteries for your torch

- A lighter/Matchbox

- Food

- Supplements for an emergency situation

 

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Advice
Ready to set off on a hike?
Pre-hiking jitters, anxieties and confusions are normal emotions for most of us especially if it’s the first time. Here’s a list of things that you can take care of before you head out to make your experience easier and more enjoyable.
Advice
budgettrekking
A once in a while getaway is important. Our city brain becomes a wilderness of its own until we visit real wilderness to find clarity. While you're doing your brain and body a favour, let it also be a favour to your pocket. Here are a few tips to do budget trekking this season.
Advice
We're so caught up in the clutter of our day-to-day existence, the unpaid bills, the cliched and regular means to keep ourselves entertained, we often forget that there is a wide world outside. Every day we're moving further away from it.
Advice
BENEFITS OF HIKING
Do you subscribe to the “Leave no trace” philosophy? This philosophy is very pro environment that aims to preserve the beauty and sanctity of mother nature giving you and your future generations the opportunity to enjoy your ground of practice for a longer time.
Advice
hike
With many many difficult experiences while hiking, Aungsumi has learnt and developed solutions for many "women problems" that may occur when you're away from civilization. Now she's ready to share them with you.
HAUT DE PAGE