Hiking safety is a subject matter that I am interested in learning more about. My family and I love to hike and be out in God’s creation, taking pleasure in all of His great wonders. However, along with all the breath taking scenery, wonderful flowers, trees and animals that we get to see, there are also dangers to hiking in the wilderness. One of those dangers is stumbling upon a wild animal, such as a bear, moose, or even a snake. We could also possibly fall and twist or even break an ankle or leg. As my daughters get older we plan on taking longer and more challenging hikes, therefore, increasing our chances of one or both of these instances happening. For that reason my goal is to obtain viable and creditable online resources to
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Since I will be hiking with my young daughters, resources that cover children’s safety is extremely important. This site covers everything from dressing properly for the hike, to what items should be included in your first aid kit. In addition, this site also has handy instructional sheets regarding how to handle insect bites, allergic reactions, and even poison ivy/oak (The Nemours Foundation, 2010). The information included in this website is relevant to my interest, as the subject matter addresses the issues I am looking to learn more about.
Another great resource is www.hikingdude.com. This site has a wonderful array of information regarding hiking, from how to prepare for the hike, to how to cope with the “bothers” of hiking such as wild animals, blisters, and lighting (Hiking Trailhead). Both sites adequately cover what type of food to bring along for optimal energy, the dangers of drinking from streams, and how to avoid becoming dehydrated. Each of these websites contains information that I feel is pertinent to the subject of hiking safety and preparedness.
Good educational sources should have an abundant amount of information on the subject matter. If a source is vague and lacking detail, then more than likely you won’t be able to get substantial or useful information. The resource should have plenty of pictures or visual aids to help you better identify what the author is trying to convey. This aspect helps with the thoroughness of the