Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club

FAQ and Info

Hike Safety

Common Sense Hiking Safety

Planning

  • Hike with a partner or a club
  • File a flight plan with someone who knows where you’re going, who’s going with you, and when you’re expected back.
  • Get information about the trail
  • Wear adequate clothing and hiking boots
  • Check weather conditions
  • Know your own capabilities

Gear up!

  • Cellular phone
  • Something brightly colored
  • A whistle
  • Rain gear
  • First Aid Kit
  • 2 to 3 liters of water
  • Space blanket
  • Flashlight

Do it!

  • Stay on the trail
  • Look where you step
  • Stay together or regroup
  • Watch the time
  • Monitor everyone’s condition
  • Monitor the weather
  • Avoid undue risks

Pau

  • When finished, let the person holding your flight plan know that you have returned safely.

In an emergency

  • Call 911 – ask for Fire Rescue
  • Be Visible – use that rightly colored jacket
  • Be Audible – use the whistle
  • Stay Calm – keep a positive attitude
  • Stay Put – increase your chances of being found
  • Stay Warm – use that space blanket, stay dry and out of the wind