I am thinking of hiking with my dogs in more remote (remote to me) locations in country parks. we feel very safe in the very crowded areas of like the peak morning trail, the trail from parkview down to tai tam, the peak to pok fu lam and the likes.
How safe is it if we venture out into the wilderness? I've come across a few websites that suggest the following:
Hike with a group of friends
Hike on holidays and popular trails
Carry a walking cane for protection
Yell back when you meet stranger alone
Avoid mugger hot spots
Put some of your cash elsewhere
Has anyone been mugged?
Do you really need a cane for protection, and protecting what? Counter attack the mugger?
Is hiking alone that dangerous, i like to get away from people.
Is yelling when i see a stranger to scare him/her away?
Does anyone know where the mugger hot spots are? do muggers not hang out in cold spots?
I just bought a map and a guide. Does anyone have any good suggestions? I prefer a trails with parking. HK, Kowloon or NT?