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lunedì 20 ottobre 2014

Rules of a good hiker

Rules of a good hiker
-Before each excursion look at the latest weather forecast.
-Check that in the backpack there is everything you need: don't forget water or, in the summer, sunscreen. Water - Two quarts per person is recommended in every season. Keep in mind that fluid loss is heightened in winter as well as summer. Don't put yourself in the position of having to end your hike early because you have run out of water. Knife or Multi-tool - You may need to solve some unexpected problem.
-In case you are going without a guide you should have a map and a gps or a compass.
-Make sure you take good shoes to walk, light and breathable clothing and protection against the cold, the rain and the sun.
-You should treat nature with respect: never disturb the animals.
-Never leave rubbish.
-Never walk alone in the mountains.
-In case of thunderstorm you should avoid trees and summits.
-In summer you should not light fires
-Remember to avoid taking flowers: flowers are nicer in their habitat.
-Make sure you know exactly where you are going.
-Remember to know where to get help.
-Stay on trails – makes hiking easier and it is harder to get lost.
-If an area looks dangers, do not go there.
-Light - A flashlight or small, lightweight headlamp will be welcome gear if you find yourself still on the trail when darkness falls.
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