A Child's Guide to Hiking - Minus33® Merino Wool Clothing
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A Child’s Guide to Hiking

A Child’s Guide to Hiking

 

Going for a hike can be a fun way to spend time in the outdoors. You may see plants and animals you’ve never seen before, and you’ll go places that only hikers go.

When you go on a hike

  • Dress for the hike. Wear sneakers or hiking boots, not sandals. Bring a warm jacket even if it’s hot at home. It’s cooler in the woods and on mountains.
  • Carry your own gear. (You’ll find a list of gear you should take in Your Gear.)
  • Hike with a buddy.
  • Stay with your group. If you run ahead or lag behind, you may miss a turn and become lost.
  • Never play hide and seek on a hike.
  • Always wait at trail junctions.
  • Be a responsible hiker. Carry all your trash out.

 

If you get lost

  • STAY IN ONE PLACE. If you wander, it will be harder for searchers to find you.
  • Stay together if you’re with a friend or pet.
  • Blow your whistle every few minutes.
  • Stay warm and dry. You can snuggle up with your friend or dog. Or use your garbage bag to make a poncho. Most of your body heat escapes through your head, so cover it with a hat or scarf. And don’t lie on the bare ground, because that will make you colder.
  • Don’t hide. Stay in the open where searchers can see you. Put out something bright for searchers to see like a bandana.
  • Protect yourself from wind and rain.

 

Don’t be afraid

  • Mom and Dad won’t be mad because you’re lost. They’ll be very happy to see you again. And they’ll be proud that you remembered what to do when lost.
  • As soon as they know you’re lost, they’ll get searchers to help find you.
  • Wild animals don’t like to be near people. If they sense you’re near, they’ll run away.
  • If you hear a noise, make a noise back. If it’s an animal, it will run away. If it’s a searcher, they’ll find you.
  • Nothing changes because it gets dark. Try to memorize your surroundings while it’s light; then you’ll know where things are in the dark.
  • You can sing, whistle or tell yourself a story to make yourself feel better.

 

 

http://hikesafe.com/index.php?page=what-you-should-know

 

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