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TIPS FOR HIKERS
Hiking is an exercise with both physical and mental benefits. Not only can it improve your physical fitness, but it can also help you relax. To ensure a pleasant and safe journey, please take note of the following tips.
Plan your hike
  • Study the hiking trail and make sure it is suitable for your strength and ability.
  • Before setting out, inform family members or friends about your hiking plan, and the time you expect to return.
  • People suffering from chronic illness such as heart disease or asthma should consult a doctor on whether a hike is advisable, and if so, any necessary precautions to be taken.
  • Practice basic life-saving and first aids techniques, so that if an accident occurs you can reduce the likelihood of severe or fatal injury.
Weather conditions
  • Check the weather forecast beforehand. If the weather is bad, unstable or too hot, do not go hiking.
  • If there have been recent hard rains, wait for a few days until the weather has stabilized before setting off on a hike. This will minimize the possibility of encountering mud slips.
Suitable equipment
  • Clothing should be suitable for the weather conditions. During summer, choose clothing that absorbs perspiration and allows circulation of air, for example clothes made from cotton. In winter, make sure your clothing is adequate to keep out the cold but also allows free movement.
  • Wear sports shoes suitable for hiking, which will protect your feet from excessive fatigue and injury.
  • Bring along a sun cap, umbrella or wind-breaker in case the weather changes.
Preventing mosquito bite
  • Study the hiking trail and make sure it is susitable for your strength and ability
  • Before setting out, inform familty members or friends about your hiking plan, and the time you expect to return
Other necessary items
  • Bring along enough food and water.
  • An emergency medical kit, including plastic strips, bandages, cotton swabs, cotton balls and disinfectant etc, is recommended. Call our staff if you would like to borrow one.
  • Carry a mobile phone with a fully charged battery in case of emergency.
  • Bring a map of the hiking trail.
Take note of your environment
  • Outdoor activities are greatly affected by the weather. During hiking, keep an eye on the local weather report to learn about any changes in the weather.
  • Pay attention to the terrain during your hike. Stay on the marked trails. Avoid entering undeveloped or unauthorized area.
  • Preparation Before Hiking
    Plan your hike
    • Study the hiking trail and make sure it is suitable for your strength and ability.
    • Before setting out, inform family members or friends about your hiking plan, and the time you expect to return.
    • People suffering from chronic illness such as heart disease or asthma should consult a doctor on whether a hike is advisable, and if so, any necessary precautions to be taken.
    • Practice basic life-saving and first aids techniques, so that if an accident occurs you can reduce the likelihood of severe or fatal injury.
    Weather conditions
    • Check the weather forecast beforehand. If the weather is bad, unstable or too hot, do not go hiking.
    • If there have been recent hard rains, wait for a few days until the weather has stabilized before setting off on a hike. This will minimize the possibility of encountering mud slips.
  • What To Take With You for Hiking
    Suitable equipment
    • Clothing should be suitable for the weather conditions. During summer, choose clothing that absorbs perspiration and allows circulation of air, for example clothes made from cotton. In winter, make sure your clothing is adequate to keep out the cold but also allows free movement.
    • Wear sports shoes suitable for hiking, which will protect your feet from excessive fatigue and injury.
    • Bring along a sun cap, umbrella or wind-breaker in case the weather changes.
    Preventing mosquito bite
    • Study the hiking trail and make sure it is susitable for your strength and ability
    • Before setting out, inform familty members or friends about your hiking plan, and the time you expect to return
    Other necessary items
    • Bring along enough food and water.
    • An emergency medical kit, including plastic strips, bandages, cotton swabs, cotton balls and disinfectant etc, is recommended. Call our staff if you would like to borrow one.
    • Carry a mobile phone with a fully charged battery in case of emergency.
    • Bring a map of the hiking trail.
  • The Principles of Hiking Safety
    Take note of your environment
    • Outdoor activities are greatly affected by the weather. During hiking, keep an eye on the local weather report to learn about any changes in the weather.
    • Pay attention to the terrain during your hike. Stay on the marked trails. Avoid entering undeveloped or unauthorized area.
    Personal safety
    • Never go off on your own. Avoid hiking in dense woodland or tall underbrush, in order to avoid getting lost or being bitten by a snake.
    • Don't eat wild fruit or drink water from untested source, in order to reduce the chance of poisoning or getting infection.
    • Never smoke, as this may cause hill fire.
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