Hiking, camping, swimming, biking, quading, and fishing are some of the most popular and favorite outdoor activities that any person can do. There is fun when you explore nature and the wildlife. Somehow, it gives you satisfaction in a way that you appreciate what you see in your environment and life in general. If you are among those outdoorsy people, you should at least know the basics of doing them. To plan a good, safe and memorable trip that is intended for five to seven days, here are tips to remember.
1. Choose a Destination
What are the types of activities you like to do? Where do you want to take the week escapade? Obviously, you cannot just randomly select where you would spend some days off in the woods or mountain. You have to specific the location to be able to dig more information that concerns things to do and pack as well as your safety.
It is best that you look for great destinations, whether local or international, by reading reviews, blogs and magazines. There are experts who share tips and best locations for a great adventure. You have to rely on those kinds of information because they are usually based on first hand experiences by people with know-how skills.
2. Set a Date
The next thing to ask yourself is when to take that outdoor trip? This would depend on the time you are available and the season. You have to make sure that the weather is good at the time of your vacation. It must not be rainy or snowy, unless you plan to have a winter escapade in snow mountains. It will be difficult to hike and stay for days outside the civilization with such bad weather.
3. Pack Essential Tools
What are the things to bring when planning a few days off vacation in the outdoors? First of all, you must only pack light. For sure, you would move from one area to another location, and it would be exhausting if you are carrying a backpack that weighs almost half of your size.
You must only bring the necessary tools that can be useful during your stay there. These include flashlights, plenty of batteries, fire making kit, first aid kit, insect repellents, sun protection, hats, sun glasses, extra clothes, boots, blanket, tent, pocket knife, navigation and communication devices, signaling devices, cellphone, camera, canned foods, fresh fruits, and lots of water.
4. Inform a Family Member
In the event of an emergency, people must have an idea whether you are missing or not. If you plan to hike alone, be sure that you let two or more people that you are going out and won’t be home until the specific date. This way they’ll be able to know what you are up to and when things go wrong, such as you haven’t come back after the date you told them so, they can file a report that you may be missing.
There are always risks when taking some outdoor activities. But you do not have anything to worry about if you know there are people whom you can rely to in case of emergency.
It is an exciting thought to plan an outdoor vacation, but do not just focus on the fun things you can do. You also think of the potential dangers that you may be facing while on the way.