All hikers should be armed with sufficient knowledge to avoid encountering unnecessary problems in the bush.

We all need to consider hike safety and plan in advance a suitable route, clothing, equipment and food for our hiking party. Planning also ensures that we are aware of potential difficulties or hazards and the accepted courses of action when problems arise.

This section aims to outline key safety steps you can take to ensure you and your hiking party return safely from every hike.

Please feel free to comment and offer your own suggestions so that we can all be safer out there.