Exploring mountain trails can be thrilling and fun, but there’s more to a hike than just having the proper hiking equipment and companions along.
Imagine you suddenly run into a wild and unpredictable forest friend. What’s the best way to respond to this animal encounter? How do you prevent or survive from an animal attack?
It really depends on what animal you come across, and first of all, it’s of high importance to be prepared and do your homework before setting out for a hike.
For the best solutions and advice, check out our fun guide below of DOs and DON’Ts on how to survive an animal encounter with:
While there are tips that can get us out of trouble when facing an animal encounter, it’s always best to prevent than have to manage an attack head on.
Therefore, make sure above all, that you research beforehand the wild animals you might find in your area, and keep a safe, and preferably long distance from them. After all, trying to avoid them altogether is the best option at hand.
You can find more details about how to survive a specifc encounter with a wild animal in the posts below.
- Surviving a Mountain Lion Attack: What you need to know - Learn how to stay safe on a trail and be prepared at all times. See our tips on how to react to mountain lion encounters and attacks.
- What You Need to Know to Survive a Wild Boar Attack - Wild hogs are maybe the most unpredictable animals. Vicious, aggressive, and disease carriers, you do not want to meet one unprepared.
- Surviving a Wolf Attack – How to Come Back Unscathed - Meeting a wolf in the wild is not as fun as it may sound. Wolves are perfect predators so learn how to survive a wolf attack before heading into the wild.
- How to Avoid and Survive a Snake Attack - Snakes aren’t as dangerous as one would think, especially if you know how to handle them.
- How to Survive a Moose Attack While Hiking - Moose attacks are more common than you would think. Remember, you should always be prepared for any situation.
- How to Survive a Bees Attack While Hiking - The good news is that it's possible to survive being attacked by bees. Learn how!
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