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The Ten Essentials to Safe Hiking

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  • Bring plenty of extra water and food. 

  • Compass.

  • First Aid Kit.

  • Large trash bag or tarp (for shelter).

  • Whistle.

  • Lip Balm.

  • Sun Screen.

  • Signaling Mirror.

  • Proper Clothing and Footwear.

  • Flashlight.

If you have a cellular telephone make sure it is fully charged, and bring it with you.

 

 

 

 

 

Last modified: December 13, 2003

 

For those who are planning a day or overnight hike, let someone know by either word of mouth or a short note stating where you will be starting your hike and what time you plan to leave and return. You can also register with the forestry service or sign your name to the trail log. 

As an insurance policy, the resourceful hiker will leave a sample of their foot print at home or with the forestry service so that he or she can be tracked if necessary. This is accomplished by taking an ordinary piece of aluminum foil, placing it on a folded towel and then taking a careful step on the foil. This leaves a very nice impression of your shoe print that the search and rescue team can use to find you. 

 

 

 

 

 

PRINT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AND LEAVE IT ON YOUR CAR:

GONE HIKING....             

DATE:

TIME OF DEPARTURE:

TRAIL/DESTINATION:

NUMBER IN PARTY:

ESTIMATED TIME BACK IN VEHICLE:

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY CONTACT:

 

 

 

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