Hiking, Photography, and Possible Emergencies
Combining hiking and photography is an incredible combination. Great exercise combined with an outdoor experience and the images to take home as memories is priceless. There are some things to consider when going out even a small distance from civilization or your vehicle as safety precautions. Most people think that just going a short distance from the car means safety and survival are not a concern. Remember the old saying most accidents happen closest to home? You should always be prepared with basics. Just in case!
Being Prepared for Emergencies
When heading out in the wilderness, being prepared for emergencies and thinking ahead is not too difficult. Of course, you want to, first of all, avoid going out when bad weather may approach, but sometimes it can hit unexpectedly. Be prepared just in case with some basic survival things such as a water purifier, pocket knife, and a compass. If you get lost or injured and you have a clean water source you can survive until rescue finds you. A pocket knife can help when you need to build shelter, and a compass can at least head you in the right direction.
We always recommend having a water purifier, a pocket knife, and good quality jackets and hiking shoes. This is your essential minimum in preparedness for hiking and possible emergencies.