Cannabis is now considered as a good companion for outdoor lovers who are into trekking and hiking. These outdoor activities are not only good for the health but are also rejuvenating and liberating. Taking some cannabis along the way can enhance the entire experience even more, making it more exciting and fun! However, you must be sensible to ensure safety.
Here are some tips.
- Be Considerate and Respectful of Other Hikers
Although more and more states are now starting to legalize the use of cannabis, there are still some people who are not open to the idea of using it. You don’t really need to keep it secret, but you have to be mindful of others when using cannabis. Just like with smoking cigarettes, some non-smokers don’t like to be around with someone who smokes. So before you decide to use cannabis openly during your hike, consider the others, especially if there are minors in your group.
- Don’t Leave Any Trace
All hikers are aware of this golden rule – leave no trace. When using cannabis along the trail, this rule must also apply. You certainly hate seeing cigarette butts along the trail so don’t toss anything along the way as you consume cannabis. Even if they are biodegradable, they are still considered trash.
- Be Careful with Heat and Fire
Be very careful with using fire while on trek, especially if you’re in the dry areas and during the dry seasons. Throwing a roach that you thought was out may have devastating effects on the environment and could cause damage on the trails. As always, be very smart with using fire not only when taking cannabis but in other aspects as well, such as when building campfires. Make sure you follow the fire laws imposed in the area where you’re trekking.
- Carry Extra Water
You must always bring lots of water during your trek. Although this is important for all trekkers, since you’ll be using cannabis you need more water than usual. As a cannabis user, you might be aware of the dry mouth phenomenon. This could happen to you along the way because both cannabis and the long trek could dehydrate you. So pack lots of water and make sure to drink it along the way.
- Be Familiar with Your Route
There are certain trails that are easy to navigate while there are also those that are very complicated to locate. Being high in cannabis can make you more vulnerable to getting lost, especially if you’re not familiar with the place and it’s your first time to hike in the area. It may be helpful to carry a map or a GPS device that will help you find your way just in case you get lost.
Aside from the tips above, it’s important that you choose an isolated place to smoke your weed so you will not disturb others. For as long as you’re responsible for your cannabis use, then you are guaranteed to have a good time!