Safety Tips for Solo Adventurers
Solo runs and one-person adventures are more popular than ever as events are canceled and bans on group gatherings grow. If your local ordinances allow it, solo excursions are still an option to get fresh air as long as you’re responsible and don’t explore outside of your home community.
When you venture outside alone, you can find peace, strength, and power… but you also put yourself in more danger than heading out with a partner or group. Use these tips to keep yourself safe next time you head out solo.
- Always tell someone where you’re going and when you’ll be back
- Share your cell phone location with a trusted friend in case you get lost
- Stay alert - try using one earbud to keep the other ear open and listening
- Stick to familiar areas and trails
- Wear bright colors to stand out and be seen by others
- Save the most difficult routes for when you’re accompanied by a partner
- Carry a first aid kit with you (and know how to use it!)
- Bring an emergency satellite phone if heading into remote locations
- Check the rules and only explore when and where allowed (check the websites for your local public lands)
The benefits of solo exercise are vast, but it does elevate risk. Stay safe and stay active - and above all, follow the rules to keep your community healthy and safe.