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What hiking gear is essential?

Hiking equipment is the gear that you take on hiking trips. Even though hiking is different from backpacking, it still requires thought when it comes to the hiking gear that will help you out for eventualities that may arise during your hike.

The hiking gear that you'll need

Unless you're a seasoned hiker, the first time that you go hiking, you may find that you are taking too much of what you don't need and not enough of what you do need. This check-list will help you to take the important hiking essentials in your hiking bag, enabling you to have an enjoyable hiking adventure. Hiking essentials 1. Footwear: Wearing the correct walking shoes is necessary if you want to go the distance. 2. Headwear: A hat can shade you from the sun's glare or provide added warmth during cooler months. 3. A map: Always carry a map. Unexpected trail closures or an accident will require you to take a different route that you may not have been on before. 4. A compass: Carrying a compass is one thing, knowing how to use it is another. Make sure that you can correctly work a compass before leaving. 5. A pocket knife: Use one that has a tin opener and possibly a saw. 6. A personal first aid kit: You don't require a large first aid kit, but a basic one should include plasters of different sizes, sterile pads, pain reliever, tape, tweezers, a pair of latex gloves, bandages, and safety pins. 7. A whistle: Your vocals can tire easily and don't travel as far as a whistle does. 8. A flash light with spare batteries: Regardless of the time of day your hike takes place, you should carry a flash light with spare batteries. A good flash light will provide up to eight hours of light. 9. Warm hiking clothes: Even if you don't intend to hike late into the evening, you should carry warm travel clothes for all eventualities such as a hiking jacket and waterproof trousers. 10. Waterproof matches: These are essential hiking gear equipment if your hike turns into an overnight stay or the weather takes a turn for the worst. 11. Water: Important to stop you dehydrating. 12. Food: A requirement to keep your energy up.

Other considerations

In order to get all your hiking essentials, you should visit a hiking store, where you can purchase your walking travel clothing and camping tools. You can also see if there are any cheap camping tent sets available. Consider the type of hiking you will do to determine the clothing equipment and the gear for your outdoor hike.

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