- Never go hiking alone.
- Don’t leave anyone behind, use the buddy system.
- Take enough food and snacks.
- Let someone know where your group is going.
- Take enough water with you (Take more than you think you need.)
- Research the area you’re going.
- Take the right gear with you.
- Take sunscreen with you
- Know the signs of dehydration
- Know your energy levels, you’ll need it to reach your final destination
- Carry a first aid kit
- Make sure you go with an experienced guide who is first aid certified.
- If something doesn’t feel right, speak up
- Don’t consume alcoholic drinks the night before or during the hike, as it dehydrates you.
- Wear appropriate shoes for the hike
- Check the weather before you leave home.
- Don’t set up tent underneath potential rock fall or trees.
- Careful when picking up small rocks, there might be scorpions underneath
- Shout out “Rocks!” if scrambling or climbing up to notify the people underneath you that rocks might fall on them.
- Carry a headlamp if you start hiking late afternoon
- Know that sometimes you need to cut the trip short and turn around – stick to cut off times
- Avoid hiking near to borders
- Know the emergency numbers: Police: 999. Ambulance: 998
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The principles are extremely simple, however you also become familiar with the different methods.