Every mountain lover would agree – there’s nothing as beautiful and serene as the view from a hilltop.
No matter how cold it may get. No matter how tough the trek is. No matter how much stuff you have to carry on your back before you finally reach the top, once you are there, it’s just about the happy vibes.
But, is that all that we should care about?
Safety is one of the primary concerns for travellers going to the mountains. And in this post, we are going to talk about that only.
So, buckle up as we share three lifesaver tips to help you travel safely to the mountains.
Keep Yourself Hydrated
First of all, make sure you have water backup. Second of all, make sure you use it adequately.
While travelling at high altitudes, we living beings are more prone to getting dehydrated. That’s why it’s crucial to make sure that you are carrying enough water to keep yourself dehydrated on your way to the top.
Also, note that the spring water may look like a natural and freshwater source, turns out it can have bacteria and parasites that can harm your health in a number of ways.
So, push it out of your list of preferable water resources.
Use the Right Kind of Shoes
If you are planning to trek to the hilltop, you should know that your everyday pair of shoes may not make a good option.
Reason being the uneven, slippery and rough paths which can severely damage a regular pair of shoes. Which is why it’s better to use a pair of tactical boots.
These boots are super easy to pull on and off. Provide utmost comfort and are designed for providing a super convenient trekking experience.
Know that using a pair of shoes that are unfit for the wild can leave you with a foot injury and a damaged pair of good everyday shoes.
Carry an Emergency Kit
As you are going to trek a mountain, you should know that you are signing up for several unfavourable conditions that may crop up on your trip.
So, before you leave home, ask yourself whether you are prepared for dealing with them.
Some of the most common problems that may occur are:
- Running out of food supplies.
- Not having a sleeping bag.
- Not having a useful general-purpose tool like a tomahawk axe.
- Getting injured and not having a first aid kit.
- Losing direction and not having a compass.
- Requiring to set up a small bonfire but not having matches or lighter.
Got an idea about how inconvenient your trip to the hills can be if you aren’t adequately equipped?
Your best bet — carry an emergency kit to make sure you are 100% prepped. Include a folding hunting knife, compass, multi-purpose tool, medical supplies, fire starter supplies in it.
Easily followable, right? Well, we hope these tips help you have a happy and safe journey to the mountains.