Know your surroundings. Becoming a careful observer helps you keep your bearings. You’ll also train yourself to look and listen beyond the obvious, including looking for holes, hollow logs, tracks, and droppings. Until you are familiar with the forest, keep to the trails and always take a companion.
- Be prepared.
- Dress for the weather and for the terrain. If you plan to hike, wear sturdy, comfortable shoes and thick socks.
- Bring sufficient food and plenty of water.
Pack the necessary equipment:
- Extra batteries
- Non-aerosol bug repellent
- First aid kit