10 Essentials Of Hiking
Whether on a day hike or backpacking trip, always be prepared!
Backpack and water bladder/bottle - 1L per hour for strenuous activity
1
Carry a method of decontamination for your water supply (iodine tablets or water filtration)
Extra Food - high energy and protein snacks including trail mix and beef jerky
2
Adequate sun protection and extra clothing to keep your temperature regulated! Check that weather!
3
Proper shoe wear - know the trail and which shoes are most appropriate!
4
First aid kit - bandages, foot care (blisters), insect repellent and a whistle
5
Fire starter and kindling - make sure to keep matches waterproof!
6
Shelter - tent or tarp to keep the elements out
7
Knife - multi tools work great!
8
Headlamp in case you find yourself in the dark- don’t forget those extra batteries!
9
Navigation - maps/compass/GPS locator/cellphone
10
Bonus - trekking poles make it much easier to go downhill!
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