If you are like me and get a little too panicky when emergencies happen, then you would probably even worse when you are out there, out of your comfort zone, and something is amiss.
Not to worry.
Preparing is what we are going to help you on. And if you’re prepared for emergencies then you’ll be fine out there. You will at least know what to do in the event that something DOES happen. And we all know that the world is unpredictable. The least we can do is prepare against it and adjust.
Research before you go
This is kind of already obvious and you wouldn’t think that people would fail at this. Unfortunately, a lot of travellers either don’t research at all, or do it half-heartedly. Just so you know about the place you are travelling to, never forget to look the place up, alright?
Learn the local language
It doesn’t hurt to know a few phrases or two. Getting to know the basics is really important just so none of the locals would bully you for your obvious tourist-ness. That doesn’t happen often, actually, but just make sure that you don’t look as clueless as you inwardly are.
Tell someone you know where you’re going
This in case something DOES happen to you. When you don’t return when you were supposed to, someone from your home at least knows where you are. It’s good to keep in contact with them too so they know where you are all the time.
Pack important items
- First-aid kit complete with the necessary stuff and over-the-counter medicine.
- Calorie bars in case you don’t have food.
- Hygiene kit, where you put your toothbrush and all the other stuff you need on a daily basis.
- A pouch for where you stash the important documents.
Just in case you happen to lose some of the important documents that keep you there or prevents you from going home. You need to have several copies of each of them and have them safely tucked away in your pouch, where you keep the other documents.
Don’t forget your travel insurance
Being out there means putting yourselves in an unfamiliar place. The fun things you do, whether you go boating or skiing, accidents CAN happen. A travel insurance is your safety net and you should never forget how important that is.
Be careful when you aren’t in tourist areas
You don’t know the place and it’s the country where you live. You should be very cautious about where you go, especially if it’s a place where tourists don’t normally go. It’s fun to roam around and see what the country is about, but like everywhere else in the world, there is a shady alley or road that could get you in trouble if you step one wrong foot into it.