Whether you’re planning a quick hike at your favorite hiking spot or a multi-day camping trip, being prepared for anything is important anytime you are heading into the outdoors. You never know when you might encounter bad weather or suffer an injury that requires you to seek shelter and stay warm while you await help. In this section, we cover some basic survival skills you’ll need for leading group or solo adventures. These resources are not comprehensive. Always remember to check with local authorities while planning your trip, and to leave a trip plan with someone you know before you set out.