back-pack

Never leave your backpack

back-packNo matter what kind of bag you’re buying for your outdoor adventures, we recommend that you never abandon them. The most obvious reason for this advice is not being stolen, we must also take into account that the unaccompanied baggage is almost always removed for fear that the case of an explosive device planted by a terrorist.

But particularly outdoors, leave a backpack for allegedly going to find it later means running a great risk unnecessarily. In the mountains, in the middle of the dunes of a desert, jungle and even in the plain, it can be difficult to find with sufficient accuracy to return to the same site that was abandoned a few hours or days earlier.

backpack

Never leave your backpack

backpackNo matter what kind of bag you’re buying for your outdoor adventures, we recommend that you never abandon them. The most obvious reason for this advice is not being stolen, we must also take into account that the unaccompanied baggage is almost always removed for fear that the case of an explosive device planted by a terrorist.

But particularly outdoors, leave a backpack for allegedly going to find it later means running a great risk unnecessarily. In the mountains, in the middle of the dunes of a desert, jungle and even in the plain, it can be difficult to find with sufficient accuracy to return to the same site that was abandoned a few hours or days earlier.

outdoor-clothing

Outdoor Activities: Bring appropriate clothing and footwear

outdoor-clothingWear clothing and footwear appropriate to the terrain that we will pass, and the expected weather for the day. It is convenient to turn to dress in layers. This implies, therefore, be informed in advance as to the earth and the weather forecast, or else on the recommendations of the managers of the excursion.

outdoor-backpack

Properly Dispose of What You Can’t Pack Out

outdoor-backpackIn the backcountry, we create certain waste that usually can not be packed out. This includes human waste and waste water from cooking and washing.

Dispose of human waste responsibly. Correctly disposing of human waste helps prevent pollution of water sources, the spread of illness such as Giardia, and aesthetic impacts to other visitors. Some designated campsites have outhouses. If it will work into your route, use these facilities.

outdoor-plan

Plan Ahead and Prepare

outdoor-planCarefully designing your trip to match your expectations and outdoor skill level is the first step in being prepared. If you do not have a tent, stove or proper clothing to stay warm and comfortable in unexpected poor weather, you may be forced to build fire inappropriately over crowd shelters, or disregard fragile vegetation while setting up camp to get out of the elements. While impact concerns are clearly secondary to visitor safety, careful planning can go a long way toward ensuring that trade-offs between these two are unnecessary.

Know the area and what to expect. Consult guidebooks, local land managers, owners or outing clubs about the character and popularity of your intended destination. Many wildland areas suffer from overuse-visiting alternative locations can often provide a better backcountry experience. Obtain any appropriate permits or landowner permission before your trip begins. For safety’s sake, know emergency phone numbers and tell someone back home where you’re going and when you’ll return.