Is it safe for a 21 year old man to go solo hiking and camping in woodlands and moorlands?
- Anonymous10 months agoFavorite Answer
- JimLv 47 months ago
Safety is relative word. We are all at risk all of the time. An airplane could hit you house right now. The question is how likely. If you live in the approach path of an airport it is more likely than if you don't.
If you hike alone and you get lost, injured, or sick and can't continue you would obviously be better off with someone to help you. If you carry a phone (and have coverage) you are better off. If you hike on popular trails where you might get help from some fellow hikers that helps too. I hike alone on popular trails where there is little chance of getting lost. I used to climb alone but my wife will not let me any more since my climbing buddy fell to his death while climbing solo. So in conclusion; minimize your risk by taking some supplies in case you are benighted. Leave a note with a friend and say where you are going and when you will be back. I used to carry a pistol in some cases, but it was heavy and I never found a use for it so I don't any longer.
- Bubba GubbinsLv 710 months ago
- abdulLv 710 months ago
That would depend on where of course. Avoid areas with apex predators, like polar bears or grizzly bears. Usually in regions without those sorts of fauna, you can hike in relative safety.
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- bluebellbkkLv 710 months ago
Generally yes, of course. Otherwise the occasional attacks or murders wouldn't be such big news.
Obviously a lot depends on the man himself. Is he experienced in hiking and camping? Does he know this particular area well, or might he encounter wildlife or other dangers that he's not familiar with?
There can't be one simple 'Yes' or 'No' answer for EVERY 21-year-old man who goes hiking and camping.
- Anonymous10 months ago
Watch out for rattlesnakes