Hello, stranger. Going somewhere? Be mindful of these things before you hurry out the door into your next adventure.
Don’t Head Outdoors Before You Do This
Running out into the wild without proper preparation can be dangerous. Save yourself the tough times and check these items off the list before you leave.
Study Your Adventure Location
Learn a little about the area you’re planning to explore, like the basics: weather, wildlife, transportation. Make sure you bring your GPS with you or, at least, a map.
Design a Plan of Your Trip
Any wise outdoor lover understands the risk of leaving without being prepared. Sketch a plan of what you are going to do while you’re out living the adventurer life.
Tell People Where You’re Going
Don’t just leave without notice. Let someone know where you’re going and even share your plan or itinerary with them. It’s good that someone knows where you’ll be and when you’re expected to be back, just in case. If for some reason, they can’t reach you, at least they’ll know something’s going on and getting help is easier.
It’s understandable that you want no distractions while you’re immersed in the great outdoors. If you were just going for a 1-hour hike, we might even encourage it but the thing is, it is not advisable to go far from home without a way to communicate. You don’t have to check your email or your social media, but keep your phone with you because it could be a lifesaver.
Keep Your Survival Skills and Kit in Your Back Pocket
Survival skills are a must so if you’re not experienced in that area, at least find a way to learn some skills before you head out. Also, pack your survival kit and keep it handy. You never know when you’ll need it.
Always consider the weather in the area before you pack. Make sure you carry the right type of clothes and enough of them.
Colorado is full of places that are meant to be explored. Our convenient location at Mile Hi Rafting makes us the perfect adventure destination, ATV tours, camping trips, rafting, you name it. Give us a call and let’s start planning your next trip.