Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Consider bringing pocket mirror on hike

Should you need help when hiking, a pocket mirror can help
attract attention. Photo courtesy of eyeliam / Photoree.
When hiking with kids (or even when not!), a small 2x2 inch pocket mirror can be useful if lost.

By reflecting sunlight off it, you can signal aircraft and attract the attention of other hikers on distant trails should you need help.

Sometimes a first-aid kit comes with a reflective mirror or a space blanket can be folded to serve the same purpose, however.

Read more about day hiking with children in my guidebook Hikes with Tykes.