How do you get lost in the outdoors ?

There are a number of reasons why kids get lost in the outdoors. You can get lost when you are on a camping trip, on a hiking trail, on a holiday or when you explore the outdoors without an adult to keep you safe.

ON A CAMPING TRIP

It is easy to get lost on a camping trip when you walk away from your camp site and cannot remember how to get back. Sometimes it gets dark before you can reach your camp and if you do not have a trail to walk on or a light to see where you are going, you will get lost. Always stay close to your camping site and never walk around at night.

ON A HIKING TRAIL

On a hiking trail you can easily take a wrong turn, walk away from your friends without realizing it or even get injured when you are on your own. Always keep track of where you are on a hiking trail and stay close to your friends.

ON A HOLIDAY

When you are on holiday it is easy to get lost in a strange and unfamiliar place. Never walk alone in a strange place on holiday and always stay close to people you know.

EXPLORING WITHOUT AN ADULT

Never walk alone in the outdoors and always walk with an adult that can help you when you are in trouble.

THE MOST IMPORTANT 3 RULES TO STAY SAFE

If you follow the most important 3 rules to stay safe in the outdoors, then your chance of getting lost is greatly reduced.

  • Always tell an adult where you are going.
  • Never walk alone in the outdoors.
  • Always stay close to your friends and an adult.