Tips on Staying Safe While Backpacking

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Backpacking in a foreign country is a truly unique experience. During your trip, you will learn as much about yourself as you will of the new country. To ensure that you have the best time, you should take the following simple precautions to stay safe and have fun.

Pack Accordingly
You can forget your clothes and still be ok, but you won't get far without your documents. Make photocopies of your passport, visa, and anything else that you need upon arrival. Keep the original in your pocket or in a hidden pouch, and then keep the copies in your bag. You can also put your documents in a plastic bag to prevent them from water damage.

After packing your documents, you want to ensure that you bring any medication that you may need. Even if you are not prescribed any medication, it can be beneficial to pack vitamins to keep you healthy throughout your trip. These can always be purchased later, but they will likely be much more expensive.

Last but not least, pack as much clothing as you can fit. Fold your clothes as tightly as possible to help keep room for gifts and other items. After you've packed your clothes, secure a refillable water bottle on the side of your bag to ensure that you always stay hydrated.

Upon Arrival
You've packed your clothes, and now you're finally at your destination. You're tired from the flight, but you're also excited to explore new territory. Before heading out, make sure that your bag is securely closed. You don't want to walk around with clothes falling out at every turn, and this happens more often than you'd think. You can also use a lock to fasten any loose bags, and this will help to keep you safe from pickpockets as well. People use services like to keep safe at home, but while traveling your personal safety is in your hands. It’s important to stay vigilant and alert at all times.

If you're backpacking in an area full of wildlife, then you should take the time to learn of any potential dangers or warnings. This also applies to any areas with excessive climbing, loose rocks, or extreme climates. Take the time to learn about the local area before embarking on a long adventure. Simple tips from the locals can help you tremendously should something go wrong.

Staying Safe
Make sure to pack enough water to stay properly hydrated throughout your journey. Pack protein bars to help supplement between meals. You can also buy local snacks such as dried fruits, nuts, and specialty drinks to help keep you energized.

Even though you're having the time of your life, try to get enough rest. Get a good amount of sleep so that you can continue your journey without getting sick or too tired. If you ever feel like your legs are giving up on you, don’t be afraid to take a rest before moving onwards. Resting and having more energy is always better than collapsing from exhaustion.

As always, be wary of pickpockets and thieves. These people are everywhere, and the best thing that you can do is to stay on guard. This does not mean that you should constantly worry, but you shouldn’t leave your cellphone or wallet out in the open either. By following these simple precautions, you will be able to stay safe while having the time of your life backpacking abroad!

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