Rules for Safe Hiking
-Always hike with a buddy – This way you help each other out and have more fun.
-If hiking along a roadway, stay in a single file line and hike on the left side of the
roadway, facing traffic.
-During daylight, wear light color clothes. At night, wear reflective clothing; this will
make you more visible to drivers.
-DO NOT HITCHHIKE. This is dangerous and illegal. It is also cheating, it called hiking,
-Stay on trails – makes hiking easier and it is harder to get lost.
-Watch your step if you do hike cross-country where no trails are available, watch your
step, this will help prevent sprained ankles and trampling defenseless plants.
-Use bridges when crossing rivers and streams. If a bridge in not an option, cross only
shallow, slow moving water such as slow moving creeks. Always unhook the waist belt on your backpack, so if you do fall in the water, your backpack will not act like an anchor.
-If an area looks dangers, do not go there. Go around it or go back the way you came.
-Note land marks along the way for reference. In addition, occasionally look back over
your shoulder to see how the trail will look on the way back.
If you do get lost, remember one thing, S.T.O.P.
S – Stay calm. Relax, sit down, and take a sip of water, Breath Slowly.
T – Think. Get out your map and see what you can learn.
O – Observe. Look for landmarks, look for footprints.
P – Plan. If you know the route, go carefully and mark your trail along the way.
If all else fails, STAY IN ONE PLACE. People will start looking for you once they realize you are gone. Blow your whistle three times. If a searcher hears it, they will respond with two blows. Keep blowing; this will help searchers find you.
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