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Women hike alone? 5 years 4 months ago #954

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As a woman, I found this article interesting: Is it smart (or safe) for women to go hiking alone?

Pretty interesting topic. Anyone care (or brave enough!) to wade into this discussion?

Personally, I would choose carefully where I go hiking if I were to go alone. But honestly I'm not a solo hiker. I think the main concern for me wouldn't necessarily be about being attacked but something like injuring myself, falling, getting lost, sick, etc. I guess in my world those are the things that concern me most when out hiking.
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Women hike alone? 5 years 4 months ago #966

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Thanks for that link, Interesting read / topic. I rarely go into the woods / river by myself, usually with my Brothers, or Dad. And not more than 4 or 5 miles from a main road. I really dont see any difference whether Male, or Female...Need to be armed..and aware of your surroundings.
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Women hike alone? 5 years 4 months ago #969

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You can really weird yourself out, if you think about it too much. I have been waaay back in the woods mushroom hunting....sat quiet, and watched people for a while.......I'm sure they had no idea anybody was back there watching them....I guess its a risk you take, if somebody drops you in the woods...they might find you someday, if the critters dont take care of you first....but chances of finding out who did it is probably near zero...
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Women hike alone? 5 years 4 months ago #970

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Its probably a good idea to take your dog with you, if you have one..My Boxer (Buster Douglas) loves to hit the trails, He likes to scout ahead, and is probably more aware of whats going on around us than i am. But that still wouldn't stop somebody from watching you for a while, then picking you off real quiet from a distance with a .22, or crossbow....Then dragging you off somewhere...........
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Women hike alone? 5 years 2 months ago #1300

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Well I'm not a lady and I'm not much of a hiker. But I've grown up in the woods (Eastern Kentucky) and going into the hills alone never really bothered me, I will say that it's a good idea to always take a firearm or two along if you are hiking or riding an ATV, and to always be highly cautious on foot or on 4-wheels, because one never knows for sure what is just up around the bend. an extra supply of fuel helps a rider get home (for hikers that would be food and water).

Never take any risk that isn't needed, or a route that you aren't sure of,listen to your instincts and always be on alert.
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