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originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: Gravelbone
Dont attract attention if you dont want any.
Actually, you want to be careful about that rule...you don't want to surprise 'em, either. A surprised mama can wreak your whole day.
I know a gentleman who surprised a moose...he spent the day perched high up in a tree.
When I backpacked back in the day before my knees gave out, I attached little bells to my equipment, just to let critters know I was around.
originally posted by: ThePeaceMaker
Apart from the usual like being aware of your surroundings and always stay vigilant. One rule for as a Brit is to always make sure you have tea bags and milk because when the poop hits the fan there's nothing like a good brew to forget about it all
On a more serious note, I try to do hiking in Scotland as much as possible. When me and my friend go we plan our route, we tell people back home our route and when we think we should be finished by. If they haven't heard from us say 12 hours after we were meant to finish then put the call in to mountain rescue. Another thing we go by especially when hiking and going up on peaks, if the weather is looking crap there's no point in attempting it's. With trekking the scenery and peaks are going to be there another day there's however if you risk it you may not see that other day. So I guess another rule is never be afraid to disappoint yourself and focus on coming back to achieve your goals