You have finally planned for that long-awaited hiking trip. You know the place you would want to visit and the route. Now a bit of planning needs to be done before you hit the trail.
Every hiker creates a travel list to ease the process of traveling. This will suggest the possible routes that can be taken and the alternatives to them. This is done to avoid any unseen and untoward incidents. The list is also an amalgamation of things that the hikers will carry. So let us see what all are there in the travel list of professional hikers.
This is a must for any travel plan. Water is essential for hikers. That is because the entire journey is strenuous, and plenty of fluids will be consumed or at least needs to be. One thing of note is that the body dehydrates during the cold weather even without you noticing. That is because there is not much sweat is involved. Any strenuous activity needs to be balanced with the intake of fluids, and that is the reason why the ubiquitous water bottle makes at the top of the list.
You will need something to munch on considering the amount of walking one needs to do in order to cross steep mountain paths or dry and arid regions. The body requires ample power. Energy bars, chocolates, items to munch on, are essentials and need to find a place in the travel list of yours.
Day Pack Or Backpack:
This involves a bit of planning. The route that has been selected will decide on the gear or the number of things you will be carrying. Day packs will not require much equipment since you would be returning the same day. Overnight stays are tricky since it does require a bit of imagination while packing the items. You would have to factor the weather and the terrain while making a travel list of the items you would be carrying. Then there is the issue of weight which would be lingering at the back of your mind. The distance that you would be taking will be done primarily by foot, so make informed choices.
This kit will have all the emergency stuff required to overcome challenging situations. Torches with batteries, water purifiers, medicines are some of the items that will find a place here.
A Swiss Knife:
A Swiss knife is a marvel. It not only can help you defend against wild animals and predators but also does a whole lot more. Carry one, and you will never regret it.