Knowing how to hike safely will make your hikes more enjoyable by preparing you for the unforeseen.
Illness or accidents are always possible when hiking. The following tips and precautions may prevent discomfort and greatly enhance your hiking experience:
Selecting hiking footwear, clothing, backpack, poles are individual choices based on a number of factors: the type of hiking you are planning to do, your budget, your personal preference and individual fit and size. Having the right gear can make a huge difference in your enjoyment of the hike. The association does not endorse a specific brand or manufacturer, however, we do suggest that hikers do their research to ensure their comfort and safety. Specialty stores often provide expert advice. As well, many online resources offer sound and valuable advice.