Being an outdoor enthusiast comes with its own challenges and this is especially true in the winter months. Instead of being limited to only indoor activities just keep a few things in mind. Always use a buddy system, stay connected and prepare for the worst-case scenario, be aware on how to make shelter, prepare to survive without fire or heat, learn out to trap and pack your gear cautiously.
- There is safety in numbers, so you should avoid the common and foolhardy mistakes of venturing out on your own in extreme conditions.
- If you don’t take an equally committed friend with you, you need to leave a detailed trip itinerary that includes a map with a friend or family member.
- In an event of an emergency the information you leave with a loved one will be able to help rescuers to find you if something happens.