Hiking Accident Prevention: Trail Marking Tape Can Save Your Life

A Simple and Inexpensive Way To Prepare For Trail Emergencies

Trail Marking Tape

Coghlan’s Orange Trail Tape. Price: Around $7.50. Sold on Amazon and local sporting goods stores.

No one plans on getting lost, but things happen. Hikers of every level need to be prepared for the unexpected. A roll of this tape is an inexpensive life-saver on wilderness trips.

If you intentionally leave the trail, and don’t want to get lost on the way back, use non-adhesive Trail Marking Tape to indicate your path. On your return, remove the tape, and continue your journey.

Striped Trail Marking Tape


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Irene Pastore, is a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 25 years experience teaching exercise in New York City.  To read her complete bio, visit the About Page.

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