Safety

We at Backpack Outdoors strive to give our best and never compromise on safety of the participants or quality of service.

Backpack Outdoors uses high quality adventure equipment on all programs and adventure activities organized.

The most crucial are the instructors and leaders associated with Backpack Outdoors. Backpack Outdoors have highly trained and experienced staff to conduct all activities.

Tips for participants (Hikers / Trekkers / Camping)

If you wish to be with nature, want to have an adventure and you have the will to endure then this is the organization you should be associated with. You do not need to have previous experience nor any special equipment to enjoy! We provide all necessary technical assistance and equipment. But a few basic things that you do need are listed below.

A Backpack: Many people struggle and have a miserable trip because of backpack they carry during trekking. It is a very important gear. Avoid handbags, jhollas etc. A backpack will be just right. The weight in backpack should be distributed equally over the shoulder pads. Adjust the straps to keep the backpack in upright position and parallel to the body. A hip belt is very useful to stabilize the weight around the waist. Carry only your bare essentials when on a long journey / trek.

Shoes: Another very essential gear on hikes. Avoid using brand new pair of hiking boots however great they feel. Use them regularly for couple of weeks before embarking upon any long trips. Any problems like blisters or sore feet can be taken care of in the urban jungle itself. Different hiking shoes are available in the market. For short treks sport shoes with good grip is also a good option.

Bottle of water: Understand, Estimate and Carry sufficient water along for any outing. Problems such as cramps, dehydration and nauseatic feeling can be avoided with proper intake of water at regular intervals. Carrying 2-3 liters of water is recommended for a day long hike. Various kinds of bottles and hydra packs are available today which make carrying convenient and easy to use.

Comfortable clothes: Wear comfortable clothes depending on the climatic condition. Track pant and t-shirt are best for all seasons. Keeping the body covered is the basic principle which should be followed when wandering in the wilderness to avoid rashes, cuts, bruises and also insect bites to some extent.

Torch / Flashlight: Recommended for night’s hikes and overnight outings. The device should be handy and powerful.

Rain cover (during rains): Carry a raincoat, big enough to cover you and the backpack from the intermittent rains. Place it strategically at the top of the backpack so that it can be warned in the flash.

Jacket (during winter): Always keep something with you that can keep you warm. You never know when the temperature goes down or wind starts blowing in the mountains.

Sleeping bags and carry mats: Carry a light waterproof sleeping bag and carry mat for overnight journeys. These are the trekkers bedding in the paradise of nature.

First aid kits: Always keep a first aid kit ready and handy, it can be useful not just for you but also for fellow hikers.

Stick to the group: If you are traveling in group, make sure that you stick to the group. There are many instances where people try to find ways for their own and get lost. Then finding them becomes rescue mission for others.