Do not climb mountains in bad weather. Remember safety!
That the trip left pleasant impressions When relaxing, do not forget about your own safety. The basic rules for travelers are quite simple: do not climb mountains in bad weather, and during a storm do not hide under single trees in the open. Also do not go out in the dark. And read more detailed tips below.
If you go to the forest, you should inform your loved ones about where you are going. Also, make it a rule to look at a map or at least a hand-drawn map of the area and memorize landmarks before traveling or hiking in the woods. For travel, wear comfortable and weather-appropriate clothing and footwear. And remember, the weather in the mountains can change very quickly. Therefore, it is better to stock up on waterproof clothing. When traveling, make sure all equipment is in good condition.
If you are unsure whether to take this or that thing, know - being overweight will only hinder you. While in the woods, set signals between each other (whistle or voice) so as not to lose each other. Also, memorize landmarks while driving. To avoid getting lost, leave notes. Without visual landmarks, a man in the woods begins to whirl. When traveling, never drink water from rivers and lakes. The most reliable sources of water are streams. Be careful, because there may be a swamp in the forest - go around it. Swamp water should also not be used. Remember, you can only pick mushrooms and berries that you know well.
To avoid poisoning by them, never taste raw mushrooms; never pick mushrooms and berries near highways, because even edible mushrooms in those places are poisonous. Avoid wild animals while in the woods. Remember that even deer and foxes can be dangerous. The following safety rules must be observed when crossing mountain rivers: choose the safest place to cross; to cross in the morning when there is less water; avoid wading in case of dangerous situations. Once in a mountain stream, you should throw off your backpack, stay in position on your chest and try to get closer to the shore, stone, tree to linger.
If you get lost in the woods, stay calm and avoid panic. Stop, sit down and catch your breath. Think about how to get to the place where the familiar path begins. Remember the last sign on a familiar part of the road and try to trace the road to it. If that doesn't work, remember the familiar landmarks. Listen. In the absence of familiar landmarks, trails and roads, go "on the water" - downstream. The stream will lead to the river, the river - to the people. The sun acts on a person at high altitudes much stronger than below. Nose, cheeks, especially lips, are burnt, covered with bubbles. Under the influence of sunlight and high temperatures can be sunstroke.
To prevent burns, wear sunglasses throughout the day, be sure to wear a hat and apply sunscreen to exposed skin. To protect yourself from the dangers of low temperatures, first of all the clothes and equipment of the tourist must correspond to the circumstances. Remember - hypothermia is caused by fatigue, general exhaustion, poor nutrition, immobility, lack of warm clothes and tight shoes. If a thunderstorm is approaching, you should know that most often lightning in the mountains hits the protruding points - rocky peaks, located above others, ridges, where there are rocks containing at least a small percentage of iron.
When a thunderstorm is approaching, it is necessary to descend from a high place by 10-15 meters. All metal things should be taken to a distance of more than 10 meters, sit with your head down, arms around your knees, do not touch the rocks and soil. Fog is difficult to predict, it can appear suddenly and disappear just as quickly from the wind. But in heavy fog, if you do not know the route, it is better not to move, because it is very easy to lose orientation and get lost. In the fog you should move only if you have excellent knowledge of the route.
At the same time, you should follow these rules: go in a relationship, do not stretch. Remember, when you go on a journey! The following is prohibited on the territory of Synevyr National Nature Park: swim in Lake Synevyr, set up tents and light fires in places not designated for this purpose, cut down and damage trees, shrubs, pluck flowers, hunt animals destroy burrows and nests, fish, damage natural objects, etc.