Hiking is a fun activity and an amazing way to explore nature. But, hiking is not an easy task. Various unexpected situations such as accidents, or blisters on foot can occur while hiking which can cause inconvenience in your trip. These inconveniences and accidents can be avoided by being prepared for unexpected situations. That means not heading out empty-handed or without backpacks. Consider taking these important items on every hike if you’re heading out for a good day hike or a backpacking trip:
Trekking poles: These are very important hiking gear equipment. You must carry the best hiking poles & walking sticks to have a comfortable journey. These trekking poles provide the right balance and stability to your body.
Food: This may seem obvious, but even on a short hike many people do not think they will need to eat anything. The truth is that climbing is a great calorie burner and you should always carry some kind of nutritious food with you, even as simple as a couple of granola and dried fruit. Something to give energy when you’re climbing or when you get to the end of your hike.
Water: It may seem like one another obvious but too often we have seen many climbers reach the top of a sharp rise in 6 hours and all they had brought them was a small bottle of water and no way to fill it. Carry enough water that will last the entire trip. Your body will need more rehydration than normal and you should be prepared for this.
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Small first aid kit: You do not expect to find any mishaps but even something as small as a blister can ruin a great hike. Take along the bare essentials to cover most minor incidents and you should be fine.
Hiking socks: This also applies for the right hiking shoes. Your feet have a lot of work to do and wearing the right socks will make a big difference, believe this one experience. I highly recommend a mix of merino wool and synthetics to wick away moisture and keep your feet comfortable and dry.
The rain gear: You probably would not expect rain, but when you’re out in nature anything can happen. If you are caught by sudden weather changes you must be prepared. Walk when you are drenched and cold, quite rough, and uncomfortable. So, you must carry a light rain jacket and hat.