If you want to avoid being bitten in the first place, it's always important to be aware of your surroundings. The last thing you want to do is step on a venomous snake or grab a hold of a rock while you're climbing and notice a snake a little too late.
So what can you do to survive a venomous snake bite? Here are some things to keep in mind:
1) Don't step where you can't see
The golden rule that every wilderness traveler should remember: Don’t put your hands and feet where you can’t see. Most rattlesnake bites occur on the extremities as you are gathering firewood or stepping over a downed log or rock pile.
Though this tip was fairly simple, if you do manage to get bit by a venomous snake, there are a few things you can do that'll keep you alive. Keep reading to find out what these life-saving tips are.