The posts in hikesilike are my attempt to share an activity that I truly enjoy: walking and hiking. Any person who chooses to walk or hike is responsible for their own safety. Even if the trail was easy and safe for me, you should do your own research and prepare. The time of year, the time of day, the passage of time can all change the physical characteristics of the walk. And on top of that, my level of fitness (middling) and yours are surely different.
Walking anywhere, but specifically in the woods, on the beach and in other places that are perhaps removed from immediate help means that you should always prepare; and you should always walk/hike observing safe practices, even on the day hikes described here. The notes that follow are not comprehensive and not intended as anything more than a short list of considerations. I am not an expert (far from it!). Each person is responsible for their own safety. Take precautions and find out what you need to know to walk or hike safely in a particular place.
Tips and Hints:
- Walk or hike with a companion.
- Make a plan and let someone know where you are going.
- Take water and snacks with you.
- Familiarize yourself with the area you are planning to walk/hike – this means plan. (I am quite fond of maps for this reason).
- Know your limits.
- Take a first aid kit.