Sudden_Purpose6589 t1_j8biv61 wrote

Maybe wear bright colors (especially if it’s hunting season) and learn some basics on navigation or buy a sat phone in case you do get lost, letting someone trusted know where you’re going is always a good idea too. But overall it’s pretty safe compared to places like wyoming (absolutely do not wander around the woods by yourself in grizzly country), I think the biggest concern would be getting injured or lost and caught in bad weather (like all winter here) and unable to call for help. If you’re only going a few miles outside of a town anyways you might want to check out hiking trails, you can avoid some of the risks (like difficulty figuring out how to get help to your location) and it’s better for the ecosystem. Idk where you are exactly but I might know of some usually pretty empty trails if you’re ever looking for some!