2. Don’t Drink the Water
Carry drinking water with you and don’t drink the water from the streams or lakes. It might look clean and beautiful, but it can carry Giardia Lamblia which will give you serious cramps, bloating and diarrhea. If you are going on a long hiking trip you could consider bringing a water filtration device to make the water safe to drink.
3. Tell a Friend
You should always tell someone before you go on a hiking trip, so they know when to expect you back. If you haven’t returned by the end of the day, your friend or family member can notify the authorities so that they can start a search for you.