First of all, it should be noted that we are talking about organizing an amateur trip. It is impossible to use this article as a guide “how to organize a trip” to, say, the Pamirs. If you are going with friends to visit nearby beauties or conquer a small hill located in the place where you live, then the article should help. So, before organizing a hike, you need to determine its purpose:
After you have decided on the goal, you need to choose and plan a route. When planning a route, special attention should be paid to ensure that the departure and end points of the trip are convenient from the point of view of transport - so that after completing the trip, you can return back without any problems. If you don't want hardcore, then it makes sense to plot the route so that the group's path goes along forest, field roads, paths or clearings. Determine the parking places (preferably so that the stops are located at key points of the laid route). Places of parking, especially at night, should be chosen near water sources (rivers, lakes).
Do not plan a long distance hike for the first time. It often happens that the less you walk, the more you learn, the more you see. It is not necessary to create your own route - you can use the well-known trails, already passed by someone. A certain route of the hike is sometimes called by experienced tourists in another way the thread of the route. The route line is developed on the basis of the topographic map of the area in which the hike is planned, it includes such elements as the starting point, reference points of day crossings, halts and parking places and the end point, finish. It is advisable that all members of the hike take part in the development of the route.
It is undesirable to go on a hike alone, it is best to go in a company. Ideally, when the group consists of people who know each other well. It is not worth taking extra passengers, they will be useless ballast on the shoulders of the team. Each team member should have specific responsibilities:
If the group is small, someone will have to combine several responsibilities.
Each of the participants of the hike must have personal equipment. Such equipment includes: a backpack, a change of linen, a light sweater, a light or storm jacket, a bowl, a mug, a spoon, a knife, a blanket or sleeping bag, a towel, and toiletries. I have a whole article on what to take with you on a hike.
In addition, there is general equipment that must be evenly distributed among all members of the group. General equipment includes, for example, tents. The rest of the general equipment, conditionally, can be divided into: campfire, medical, kitchen, repair and route.
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