2. Before Hand: Don’t Be Unprepared
Whenever you leave basecamp, take a backpack of basic supplies with you. Don’t overpack the thing or you’ll wear yourself out, but you should keep a small supply of all the basics. Take some food, a first aid kit, a compass (and no, an app on your cell phone doesn’t count), a light raincoat, a good lighter, a water purifier, and some basic tools. It doesn’t need to be preparation for every eventuality, but you should have some prep for the worst.