Study your destination and the route information in advance, such as distance of the route, road condition, difficulty, level of shade, time needed, etc.
Avoid hiking alone. Always have a companion.
Choose hiking routes based on your physical strength. Do not attempt to challenge yourself by taking difficult routes. Choose routes that you find yourself and your companions can handle.
Inform your family or friends about your hiking trip in advance, so that they can seek help or call the police in case of accident.
Use the GPS Hiker Tracking Service in the “Enjoy Hiking” app, which could facilitate rescue if need arises
Do not deviate from existing hiking trails. Not only can accidents be avoided, but impacts to wild habitats can also be minimized.
Check the weather forecast when planning your trip. Avoid intense or long-distance hiking in hot weather.
Always pay attention to changes of weather condition on the day of hiking and during your trip to avoid accidents caused by unexpected weather.
When visiting inshore areas or seaside, including beaches, mudflats, etc., always pay attention to the rise and fall of the tide to avoid danger caused by rising water levels
Air permeable long-sleeved shirt is preferred. If you choose to wear short-sleeved shirt, put on a pair of arm sleeves to avoid sunburn
Hiking shoes with deep grooves on their soles have better anti-skid performance
Avoid mosquito bites or accidental abrasions by wearing breathable trousers with a relaxed fit
Jacket / windbreaker / raincoat for keeping warm in case of strong winds or emergencies
Sufficient drinking water
Food and emergency food reserves
Medications and first aid supplies
Sun Protection: caps, sunglasses, umbrella and mosquito repellent, etc.
Printed map or map mobile app. Pay attention to the mobile signal and battery level, such as Enjoy Hiking, Trailwatch
Bring your own food or drinks in resuable containers. For example, use water bottles / water bags, etc. to contain water or drinks. Refill water at water filling station if necessary: Water Filling Stations in Country Parks
Pre-treat your food at home and put them in reusable food containers. Recycle or treat waste at home in advance to minimize the amount of waste / fruit peels that you would bring to the countryside
Use a face mask holder or storage case to keep your face mask. Do not just randomly hang it on your backpack
Reduce use of disposable cutlery and tissue papers. Use water bottles, handkerchiefs and food containers instead
Take your own litter and anything that does not belong to the mountain
When enjoying the fun of outdoor activities, always bear in mind that we should protect the environment. There are more principles of ‘Leave No Trace’