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Solo Hiking Tips for Women

In this blog, I provide Solo Hiking Tips for Women. The first thing you should know is that preparation is key to remaining safe on the trails. I know a lot of women who are often concerned about safety, so here are some tips if you are heading on a solo adventure outdoors.

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Hiking Essentials

Tips for Safety & Preparation

  • Let someone know where you are going or staying if it’s a trip
  • Download offline maps, trails, and directions, or bring printed copies
  • Have a Have an SOS device; I suggest looking into getting one of these.
  • Pepper spray and a pocket knife are always good to have
  • Always have a reusable water bottle with you; water is essential.
  • Don’t forget to have feminine products packed; it’s a must. 
  • A flashlight may come in handy, especially on the trails
  • Kleenex or some paper in case a bathroom isn’t available
  • A mini first aid kit with you: band-aids, ibuprofen, allergy pills, creams, alcohol wipes, sunblock
  • A selfie stick/tripod for pictures – capturing images when you are hiking alone
  • A bag, you never know what you might need it for, and also great for packing out trash

Remember that safety is critical. Most of the things I have mentioned here have helped me along the way to be prepared in case anything happens at all.

Additional Things to Know

  • If you are wearing earbuds/headphones on hikes, make sure you keep one in & one out.
  • Pay attention to the people you see, especially traveling abroad or out of town.
  • Hike & travel to areas where there are people and where you will be safe on your own
  • Stay on your route and/or trail when you are on road trips or hiking
  • Ensure that you check your car’s gas, oil, and tires for a road trip.
  • Have an extra gallon of water in the car; this will come in handy at some point.
  • Have a small blanket in the car since the weather tends to change often
  • A fanny pack is good to have for things like a passport, ID, and cards

READ: [Solo Road Trips – Lake Tahoe Edition]

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