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14 Essential Hiking Tips for Beginners In the Art of Hiking


Have you ever went on hike where you slipped from trail 7 injured badly. Have you ever lost in the forest covering on mountains. So this is the manual for You!!! If you really like Hiking & backpacking. I have jotted down the best essential tips for beginner Hikers. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: 14 Essential Hiking Tips for Beginners In the Art of Hiking

14 Essential Hiking Tips for Beginners in the Art
of Hiking
Hiking is not just an activity but it is an Art.
If you are novice to Hiking these are the super
useful essential tips for you!!
Choosing the Right Hike Biggest mistake made by
the beginners is selecting the long hike or one
having excessive climbing. Consider normal pace
as 2 miles per hour. And If youve selected Hill
or mountain then add one hour for thousand feet
of elevation.
Weather conditions Weather conditions can
drastically change your first hiking experience,
So it is always better to check the weather
condition before going to hike a trail.
Clothing Make sure that your clothes are
adequately warm and in layers.
Right shoes Painful feet can destroy your first
hiking experience. Invest in high-quality shoes
that provide solid grip and support to your
Light packing Pack as light as possible for you.
Invest in sharable things like cooking equipment
that can be distributed among the team members.
Take lightweight food carry them in light bags.
Eat Drink well Food is nothing but fuel for
the human body, and after a days hike you just
want to erect your tent and sleep. But eating
drinking after an entire day of hiking is
extremely important.
Directions GPS receivers are useless while there
is no network signal on mountains. Get the
printed map for your planned hike. Learn to use
compass topographical maps since those are very
crucial in determining the level.
Experienced Partner It is always advisable to
hike with experienced partners or at least with
one of them. If youve hiker friends, ask them to
accompany you.
Hiking with kids Taking kids for hiking can be a
whole new experience for them. From getting
involved in the planning to exploring the
wildlife on the hike, they will develop serious
appreciation and respect for the wilderness.
Hiking with Dogs Dogs are great companions,
particularly when youre hiking alone. First, you
need to find out whether dogs are allowed on the
trail youre going to cover and whether your
furry friend needs to stay on-leash the entire
Always Pace yourself Take frequent rest stops,
rehydrate, take the weight off and taste some
snacks all of which will contribute to a great
hiking experience. Initially, you may feel a
little awkward but after a couple of miles, you
would be glad that youve saved energy for more.
Dont panic if lost In case youre lost, dont
panic. Instead, relax and stay calm and try to
evaluate the situation. Its quite a common
phenomenon that happens to almost every hiker.
Take a look at your map to identify if anything
looks familiar. If not, simply backtrack till you
find anything familiar with your map. However, in
case you find nothing after backtracking a while,
try to call or text the local emergency number.
Leave No Trace The fascinating trails will only
remain fascinating till we care for them. Trashed
campsite together with human wastes often can be
seen on trails. Thus, you should always bring
something like plastic bag to throw away the
Health safety A first-aid kit alone doesnt
ensure your health and safety. You need to keep
your hands absolutely germ-free and handle food
properly to stay healthy. If youre a woman
hiking during your periods, bring along adequate
menstrual supplies and handle them efficiently.
When you plan a days mileage, consider water,
clothes, foods and breaks as well. Dont forget
to take plenty of rest. Ideally, you should take
rest before you get absolutely weary. Stay
protected from sunburn by applying sunblock
  • Safety checklist
  • Insulation (additional clothing)
  • Navigation (compass and map)
  • Illumination (flashlight or headlamp)
  • Sun protection (sunscreen and sunglasses)
  • Fire (lighter/waterproof matches/candle)
  • First-aid supplies
  • Nutrition (Additional food)
  • Repair tools and kit
  • Emergency shelter (plastic tube tent/tent)

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