2. Tell someone your plans
Always remember to tell someone your plans...before you hit the trail...it may save your life.
Although most trips into the outdoors go without a hitch, you need to be fully prepared so that if the unexpected happens there are appropriate measures in place to recognise there is a problem, alert the appropriate authorities and, if necessary, enable rescuers to find you quickly.
Telling someone is easy. To ensure you provide all the information they will need, check out the advice here:
The New Zealand Outdoor Intentions Process provides 3 simple options which enable you to 'tell someone' all the details about your land-based trip into the outdoors.
TOP TIP: Also remember to leave a note in the hut book of every hut you come across (even if you don’t stay there). This greatly assists emergency services if they need to find you.