Hiking Accident Prevention: Risky Mistakes That May Cost You Your Life


14 Deadly Fails


  • YOU DIDN’T RESEARCH CURRENT TRAIL CONDITIONS
  • YOU DISREGARDED THE WEATHER REPORT
  • YOU DIDN’T BRING ENOUGH FOOD OR WATER
  • YOU DIDN’T REALIZE THAT HIKING IN EXTREME HEAT CAN KILL YOU
  • YOU’RE NOT AWARE THAT A TRAIL MAP AND COMPASS CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE

  • YOU THOUGHT YOU COULD MAKE IT THROUGH A BLIZZARD WEARING SWEATPANTS AND SNEAKERS

  • YOU HAVE AN INACCURATE ASSESSMENT OF YOUR OUTDOOR SKILLS AND FITNESS ABILITY
  • YOU RELY ON ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY INSTEAD OF TRAIL SKILLS
  • YOU’RE UNPREPARED FOR GETTING LOST
  • YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT SOLO HIKING IS A LIFE-THREATENING RISK IF YOU BECOME INJURED OR SICK
  • YOU HAVE LITTLE OR NO TRAIL KNOWLEDGE
  • YOU’RE UNPREPARED FOR AN ABRUPT WEATHER CHANGE
  • YOU WENT ON YOUR JOURNEY REGARDLESS OF WARNINGS FROM THE PARK SERVICE
  • YOU IGNORE TRAIL SIGNS THAT ARE THERE TO KEEP YOU SAFE

MORE INFORMATION

Backpacker Magazine 2/14/17 A Dozen Ways To Die: How Do Hikers Meet Their Maker In The Backcountry?, By Steve Howe

The National Park Service 6/14/18 Trails And Hiking – Staying Safe


KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Trip Planning Resources For Hikers and Backpackers


Irene Pastore, is a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 23 years experience teaching exercise in New York City.  For her complete bio, visit the About Page.  

Posted on May 20, 2021, in Hiking, Hiking Accidents and Fatalities, Hiking Safety and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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