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Five essential steps for staying safe in the outdoors so you can have a great trip.


More information about the code: Land Safety Code on the Adventure Smart website

1. Choose the right trip for you

Learn about the route and make sure you have the skills for it.

2. Understand the weather

It can change fast. Check the forecast and change your plans if needed.

3. Pack warm clothes and extra food

Prepare for bad weather and an unexpected night out.

4. Share your plans and take ways to get help

Telling a trusted person your trip details and taking a distress beacon can save your life. Leave a date and time to raise the alarm if you haven't returned using the Outdoors Intentions form.

5. Take care of yourself and each other

Eat, drink and rest, stick with your group and make decisions together.

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