Backpacking along less traveled paths can be very dangerous! There are a few tips to keep in mind, that are common place for anyone choosing to embark on a trip of longer magnitudes.
• Dehydration kills, pack at least 1.5 liters per person, per day for the length of the trip. You never know when you will have a chance to refill your bottles.
• Pack for all weather types. Crucial for those starting in a warm area, then as the altitude rises, temperatures plummet. Pack accordingly
• Have a list of medications you are on, and or taking. If you get into trouble, people need to know this information to ensure you are well taken care of. It is for your safety.
• Let someone know where you are going, and when you plan on being in contact. Plan out your route and stick to it. If something happens, people will know where to find you, if not, it could be the difference between life and death.
10. Bibbulmun Track
To finish off this epic list, we journey into the wild wilderness of Australia. The Track spans 620 miles across Western Australia. There are three versions of the trek, although it is not an easy one at any account. You must have experience dealing with dangerous situations if you want to do this safely. While the most adventurous are dangerous, they are also the most beautiful. You will get many glimpses of the ocean, allowing you to see whales, dolphins, and if you are close enough, a reef or two. Be sure to talk to the locals to ensure you know what is up ahead, weather can change and lead to very tricky situations.