Solo Backpacking Tips for Everyone
Solo backpacking means tranquility. Nobody to speak to means no portrayed words are put between you and the beauty around you. The miles flow just. It's entirely up to you to say when you eat or have a break. Want to jump from the cliff to the river or lake? It's your choice alone. It's a amazing experience to be just being you.
A solo backpacker is prone. Your ankle twist, and there's nobody there to help you. Have you ever been alone together with just you and yourself without food for days? How can you make your solo backpacking trip safe? You can't. It's inherently more threatening to go by itself into the wilderness. You skill though, is make it safer. Keep these Safety guideline tips in hand before going for a solo backpacking.
Most important Safety Guidelines Solo Backpacking Tips
1)Notify and inform someone where you will be, and when you anticipate to come back. It's probably best if you leave a map with them, and let them know who to call if you don't return on time.
2)Bring a mobile phone. I don't do that yet myself, but many lives have now been preserved and saved by mobile phones thats the fact. Turn it off and put it in underneath of your pack so it won't frustrate you.
3)Bring Medicine Safety items (matchbox, FirstAid Box, iodine tablets,Knife etc), but double-check to see if they are there , the medicine expiry date and a sharp working Knife, as you'll have nobody around you help you out for any supplies.
4)If you're not sure of your expertise or have a injured bad leg or other potential problem, stick to well-traveled paths. Take the common route because you will find many trekkers on the move where you can meet the trekkers for help.
5)Most important Learn to Read a map and how to use a compass. If you are two km off way and can't get a signal on your cellphone when your knee gives out, you're in trouble. Even if you like to wander, you should be able to know whats your location is on the map for safeness.
6)Know and learn about your abilities. Don't anticipate twenty- Km days and nights if you haven't done them before.
7) Ultralight Backpacking to lighten your load . When you're alone, you lose the efficiency of sharing the load, common items like tents and heavy backpack. It's easy - and dangerous - to become overloaded when yours travelling alone with your backpack. Backpack only what you need.