Sign In:

×

Last Step!

Please enter your public display name and a secure password.

Plan to post in the forums? Change your default forum handle here!

×
×

Staying Safe on an Adventure Trip To Mexico

Mexico is a beautiful travel destination. It has a lot to offer the outdoor enthusiast. There's swimming and scuba diving. You can plan an exciting white water rafting trip in Veracruz or hike the dormant volcano in the national park at Nevado de Toluca. If you're a history buff, explore some Mayan ruins. The options are nearly endless and guarantee that you will have an amazing time.

Safety on your trip is of the utmost important. Plan carefully so you arrive prepared and can spend your time exploring instead of worrying. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you are packing and choosing which activities to try.

Secure Devices

The security of your electronics on an outdoor adventure trip to Mexico may seem unimportant, but the risks mean you should consider this one. Plans to go hiking and spend an extending amount of time out in nature means you may want access to your smart phone for GPS, directions, weather monitoring, and even music. If you are going on an extended stay, you may need to do some work while you vacation and have brought along a computer that contains sensitive data, or from which you access software that needs to stay secure.

Whatever your particular needs are, you can keep everything safe by using a product like ZeroTrust to anticipate and block any attacks. Zero Trust assumes that there is always a risk and requires high levels of verification to make sure you are permitted to use the device. This lowers the chance of being hacked and having your data stolen.

Pack the Right Gear

Stay comfortable while you create awesome new memories by packing the appropriate clothing and gear. Mexico has both tropical and temperate climates so the areas you plan to visit will determine what you need. Light layers are best so you can stay cool, and easily add a jacket for a chilly evening. Choose articles of clothing that let you move freely. Proper footwear is absolutely necessary if you are going to be doing any hiking or extended walking. Blisters and injuries can derail your plans and ruin a trip.

Aside from clothing, include other essentials. Sunscreen and sunglasses are both a must, as is a good hat. Mosquitos can sometimes carry and spread diseases so a good insect repellent should always be on hand. Keep these handy in a sturdy day bag with straps for easy transport. If water activities are on the agenda, a dry bag is crucial.

Stay Healthy

Good health is needed to comfortably participate in more robust outdoor activities, so pick your adventures with your fitness level in mind. Once you are on your trip, keep yourself hydrated and carry a water bottle at all times. Remember to eat well and keep some high protein snacks on hand for a quick energy boost. It's especially important to take care of yourself if you plan any climbing. Differences in sea level, if you aren't used to it, can cause altitude sickness. Be prepared by carrying an emergency kit with you to care for minor injuries and illnesses, and don't push yourself too hard.

Choose Travel Dates Carefully

Like any place, Mexico has some potential dangers to be aware of. Travel in a group. Going solo can put you in danger. Also, consider the weather and likelihood of experiencing a hurricane, earthquake, volcano eruption, or other natural disaster. Some of these happen more frequently during certain times of the year, so you can choose when best to go.

Travel is such a fantastic experience. And if you are an adventurous person, then Mexico is the perfect place to get in some varied and unique experiences. There is a lot on offer to meet any interest, and to pique your curiosity in exploring a new hobby or pastime. Make the most of your trip by going in prepared so you can enjoy everything as fully as possible.

Play
READ THE STORY
Your 5 Most Liked TGR Instagram Posts of 2020
Up Next Culture

Your 5 Most Liked TGR Instagram Posts of 2020

Your 5 Most Liked TGR Instagram Posts of 2020

Let's be real, 2020 has been a doozy. However, thankfully there's been no shortage of awesome-ness from you all - so we've put together a little round-up of our most liked Instagram posts this year. Check out the photos you liked the most from 2020 below! 1. This year, you guys loved the finer things in life: Like art:  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Teton Gravity Research (@tetongravity) 2. Huuuuge road gaps:  View this post on

Play
READ THE STORY
Top 5 Instagram Videos of 2020
Up Next Ski

Top 5 Instagram Videos of 2020

Top 5 Instagram Videos of 2020

Everyone loves some good footy. So, we rounded up your top 5 favs from this year. Let's take a trip down memory lane, shall we?  1. Remember when Veronica Belle was the first ever woman to backflip into Corbet's, crowning her the queen of this year Kings & Queens of Corbet's comp at Jackson Hole? I mean, how could you forget!?  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Teton Gravity Research (@tetongravity) 2. Triple backy from this grom. Need we say more? 

Play
READ THE STORY
TGR Top 5: What you Loved the Most
Up Next Ski

TGR Top 5: What you Loved the Most

TGR Top 5: What you Loved the Most

We couldn't pick just our top 10 so we made it 15. Well, you guys did. Here are 5 more of your favorite posts from TGR this year, carousel style! Hop on!  1. Josh Gold absolutely sent it in the backcountry near Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. You want angles? We got 'em.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Teton Gravity Research (@tetongravity) 2. You all went wild for International Dog Day. Look at all these good pups we found!  View this post