Be Prepared

If you’re planning to spend time in the outdoors, always make sure you’re prepared. By taking some simple steps, you can make your winter or summer adventure safe and enjoyable.


Always tell someone where you’re going

Always leave notice of where you are going and when you are expected to return with a household member or friend who can check on you if you don’t return as planned.

Dress appropriately

Before you head outdoors, ensure that you are properly outfitted. Comfort and safety are two key considerations when purchasing your outdoor gear:

  • Dress in layers – proper layering of clothing enables you to regulate your body temperature while outside.
  • Wear clothing and footwear that fits properly – ill-fitting clothing can lead to chafing or failure to regulate your body temperature; ill-fitting footwear can lead to hotspots or blisters.
  • Expect the unexpected – weather conditions can change quickly, so ensure that you’ve got sufficient clothing to protect yourself from the elements.
  • Buy activity-specific – each outdoor pursuit has its own safety considerations and requirements, so get the right gear to meet those needs.

Know the conditions before you go


Be prepared

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