To have an enjoyable mountaineering experience, you need to be prepared enough to make sure you have everything you need before you start your trip. In addition, there are some precautions you can take to ensure your safety during the walk. It is recommended that you walk in a group to make sure that there is someone else to help you in the event of an accident. Group walking helps to transfer knowledge between group members.
Also, when walking in groups, there is a common group gear distribution. So you will not get tired of extra loads. Group walks allow you to meet new people or deepen your relationships and help you in case of injuries. Drink enough water to stay hydrated throughout the day and eat small snacks often to keep your energy levels high for a pleasant hike.
Carry some extra food ready for emergencies and leave no trace on your tracks to keep other climbers feeling natural in the future. For safety reasons, plan your walk with someone at home, and if you get out of the way, you can call them immediately for help. Plan a walk suitable for all members of your group and let the slowest member adjust the speed. Also, make sure that your package is well-organized for quick and easy access to what you need.
Carry sunscreen and a functional hat to prevent sunburn, and also repack your backpack to lose weight. Before embarking on a long walk, it is a good idea to lose some weight to move more easily. If it is raining while climbing, use rain gear. Use walking sticks to keep your hands slightly raised to prevent swelling when walking.
Always make sure you have a backup plan in case you get lost during your hiking trip. No one wants to get lost, but in some cases it does. Avoid shortcuts and bush breakers to reduce the risk of getting lost. In addition, pay attention to hiking trails and sights when moving and avoid climbing waterfalls. In case of bad weather, it is recommended to go back immediately to minimize accidents and other adverse events.
Always wear layered clothing and avoid cotton clothing. Choose fabrics that absorb moisture easily and quickly, dry quickly if wet, and retain heat in cold weather. If it is raining, try to warm up quickly to prevent hypothermia. If you get lost, carry a whistle that can be heard from a long distance. It is universally understood that three short explosions are a sign of distress.
Always wear bright colors so that the search team can easily find you if you get lost. Each walk in your group should have a whistle, a small flashlight with extra battery, water, energy food, a garbage bag, a light-colored bandage and a first aid kit. If you get lost, do not wander anymore, but you should create a shelter to keep yourself warm and dry.
Make sure you are visible and audible. When it comes to air search and rescue, go to open spaces and lie on the floor to look bigger for air seekers so they can easily find you. If you have children walking, make sure you teach them simple tips to use if they get lost. Inability to prepare is a preparation for failure. Therefore, be prepared enough for your hiking trips to be able to have a good time while you are safe throughout the trip.