Survival Tips For Women
BY DAISY RIDLEY
If you want to go on a backpacking trip but you’re worried about your safety or have never been hiking outdoors before, follow these basic survival tips to find out how you can stay safe in the great outdoors. As long as you follow these great tips and stay alert whilst walking, you will be able to have a safe and enjoyable time.
Easing The Load
When you are backpacking, remember that you will need to carry all your things with you on your back. No matter how strong your tactical backpack may be, carrying too many things can cause injury to your back. Before you start to pack, you should make a list of all the things that you need to take with you. Try to eliminate the things that are not essential.
If you want to take further items but you don’t want to strap them to your back, you should consider making or investing in a good belt. You can get good deals at Toolsradar on belt. There are plenty of ways that you can make a belt that has plenty of pockets in it for carrying essential items. So that you don’t have to take your backpack off all the time, you could store your phone, essential tools and even a compass in the belt. This would also lighten the load on your back.
Bears And Other Animals
Women need to be especially wary of larger animals such as bears. Hormones cause women to have a particular scent about them that can attract bears and this could put you in harm’s way. You should try to time any outdoor hiking so that it doesn’t coincide with a time of the month where your hormones are at their peak if you will be travelling in an area where there are bears.
Keeping Wild Animals At Bay
If you are camping for the night, you should do all you can to be safe for the night. Animals will generally go out of their way to avoid humans unless they feel threatened. You can therefore mark your territory by urinating in areas around your campsite. This will warn the animals that humans are nearby and ultimately will act as a deterrent.
You should ensure that you travel at a pace that is best for you. When carrying heavy backpacks, it can be easy to become tired and weary if you are expending too much energy all at once. Remember to take frequent breaks, drink plenty of water and travel at a constant speed. Mark on your map your location so that you can keep track of how far you have travelled. It is important to be cautious as you walk so that you have time to check for snares or any dangerous animals in your path. Standing on a snake or poisonous insect could cause severe injury.
It is important to never try to venture out alone. Yes, you may be a strong and independent woman, but that doesn’t ensure your safety when outdoors. Take a travel companion or travel in a group so that you can be sure that you will always have someone to get help if anything should happen. It can also be useful to skill share with your travelling companion. Two people can construct a tent faster and more efficiently than one and if one of you is good at navigation, the other may be good at starting fires, for example.
Daisy Ridley was a content developer before shifting to blogging. She worked at a content development company for writing on technology, home improvement, marketing & finance. Find her on Twitter at:- @DaisyRidley91