Safe Trekking is Happy Trekking
They say ‘Life is an adventure’. As much as it is true, it can only be a happy and worthwhile adventure if you enjoy it the right way. It is not too long and far that overindulgence or negligence would take over, turning that happy adventure into one of your worst nightmares.
Fear not; the right attitude, a little cautiousness, and mindful awareness are all that you need to enjoy the adventure called life. So what all are the essentials to make trekking a wonderful short adventure in your life journey?
1.Do your homework right!
As much as the excitement mounts for trekking or camping with your friends in tow with some warm bonfire and lip-smacking barbeque, it is much important that you have a background study of the geographical site you are venturing into. Read about, talk to people who have visited the site before, in regards to the safety and security of the area. Try to learn about the wildlife of the area lest you surprise yourself with some real wild adventure in the middle of the night. Stay on the paths trodden by people and steer clear of any areas your instincts would not recommend. As far as possible, avoid carrying any expensive items or excess cash than you would need. Why would you want to attract unnecessary attention anyway?
2.Knock the Meteorology Department Doors
With a 10/10 on your homework of the site, knock some meteorology department doors. Research the best time to go hiking at the site. Blue sky on a sunny day, or colorful blooms, or an overcast sky with dreamy clouds lowering down, would be our top criteria to zero down the trekking site depending on the geographical locations. Pick your happy time and make your own choice!
3.Bundle up or go basic!
Now that you have had your pick about the trekking site and season, it’s time to pack up! Right clothes and comfortable footwear are the best companions for your hiking trip. Bundle up in warm layers if you plan to trek up cold mountains and sport a basic tee and shorts for a little hike around the sea. Overnight stays at trekking sites might need you to pack a sleeping bag to keep all those crawling creatures away. Do not neglect your footwear between all the packing, some trekking shoes, and easy flip-flops will serve you just right on the go.
4.Hydration is the key
The human body is 70% water, and it’s only right we respect that irrespective where we are, what we do. An essential health tip, always be well-hydrated while on the go. It is easy to lose track of time when out exploring the wilderness, and it is quite possible that you ignore any signs of your body asking for water. Have a sports sipper handy and keep sipping on some water every now and then. Even better, carry some Vitamin C in any form for all your trekking adventures. Mix some tang powder in the sipper bottle, and that will keep you going for a while. Make sure you always have some medical hydration salt powder packets on you while out on adventure treks just in case of an emergency. Also, make it a point to hydrate yourself after the trek as well.
5.Pack the trekking gear
Pretty much sorted with the checklist above, it’s only a few more items that need to be checked off of our safe-trek list. Some light snacks, usual medication and an emergency kit, an extra set of clothes are the basics we would suggest. Our strong recommendations would include a powerful torchlight, a compass for directions, and a Swiss-knife and a lighter or some matchsticks; you never know what could come in handy when! Amidst all this, don’t forget to pack your camera and selfie stick to capture some wonderful memories!All set with safety tips and essential gear for your hiking adventure, there’s just another suggestion we would like to share.
To start off your day early and maximize the time spent outdoors, spend a day at the nearest Farmstay while enjoying the love and warmth extended by the locals with some authentic food and culture. Book your Farmstay here (insert link)! Happy trekking!
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