A Beginners Guide to Outdoor Safety

Across the country, people are looking for new ways to get outdoors and fill their days with isolated hikes, socially distanced runs, and other remote outdoor adventures. This will no doubt continue through the summer and into the cooler Fall months.

Before you pack up the car and head out, there are a few key considerations to keep top-of-mind to stay comfortable, protected, and prepared for everything nature throws at you. Whether you are headed out for a beach vacation or day of exploring a new trail, there’s nothing wrong with putting your belongings in a bag and walking out the door. But a little extra preparation can go a long way.

Here are three effective ways to easily stay prepared and protected no matter where you are at.

1. Evaluate Safety Measures

It’s incredibly important to take your personal safety into consideration before heading out. For many, seeking an outdoor adventure more often than not means finding an isolated path, but that also means you need to bring the appropriate safety gear to provide added peace of mind. Products such as SABRE’s revolutionary Smart Pepper Spray and App not only offer protection against any unexpected dangers that may arise, but also keep you connected to family and friends, alerting them if you need help. Pairing Bluetooth capabilities with SABRE’s state-of-the-art pepper spray, the SMART Spray will send an alert with an accompanying pinpoint of your location to five pre-assigned contacts whenever the pepper spray is deployed.

So whether you are taking a jog through a peaceful forest or finishing a hike to take in a scenic view, carrying SABRE’s Smart Pepper Spray and App will help you fully immerse yourself in the experience without having to worry about your safety.

2. Plan Ahead and Map Out Your Route

While a spontaneous day trip without a set itinerary can be thrilling, planning ahead is essential to ensuring your safety and enjoying your adventure. Whether you’re looking for a quick hike or great place to camp overnight, do your research beforehand to make sure you’re prepared for what’s ahead. Different trails or terrain can often require specific equipment, which can also vary heavily throughout the year. There are a number of online databases that help breakdown everything from the level of skill needed for a particular trail to overall boundaries to be aware of throughout the day. Being fully prepared before going into any outdoor excursion can help set the right tone for your day.

3. Pack the Essentials

Whether you are a novice hiker or a seasoned pro, it’s important to pack for anything that might arise throughout the day. In the great outdoors, weather can change in an instant, so it is incredibly important to look at the forecast and prep for whatever mother nature has planned. From sunscreen and bug spray to first aid kits and an ample water supply, take the time to think what you might need to keep you safe and ensure an enjoyable adventure.