Wherever you’re going for your next day hike, be sure to pack the essentials to ensure you have a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Both first-timers and seasoned hikers need to properly plan to make sure the hike is everything you want it to be!
Here’s a simplified list of what you should consider bringing on your next hiking adventure.
No doubt one of the most important items to tick off your list is a durable and roomy daypack that you can use to carry all your gear. When choosing a daypack, be mindful of the type of activities you’re planning to do, how much you are carrying, which kind of frame or pack access you prefer and whether the length and the width are suitable for your activity. Narrower daypacks are ideal for climbing, while more compact, low-profile versions are better for cycling or mountain biking.
It’s best to pack some lighting for instances where your hike may go for longer than expected. Explore Planet Earth has various LED Camping Lights that can help guide you after dark, keeping you safe with steady light.
A comprehensive first-aid kit is necessary for any outdoor adventure. There are plenty of pre-packed first-aid kits available in stores, but it still helps to check that they include the essentials:
Bandages and gauze pads
Medical adhesive tapes
Ibuprofen and painkillers
Tweezers and scissors
Elastic wraps, splints and gauze
Safety razor blades
It’s important to stay hydrated and pack a substantial amount of water, particularly when hiking in areas that don’t have a readily available and easily accessible supply of water. So, make sure to pack enough water to last you through the hike. Even better, consider packing a portable water purifier. This allows you to replenish your water supply when you are thirsty, so you won’t have to carry extra weight throughout the hike. .
A few yummy snacks are a great addition to any day hike so you can refuel and provide yourself with energy and momentum to continue throughout the day. We recommend an assortment of fruit, nuts and sandwiches.
Comfy and supportive hiking shoes
Finally, make sure that you’re well equipped with a sturdy pair of hiking shoes to withstand the terrain. You might want to ensure that they’ve been well broken into as well, as there is nothing worse than hiking with a new pair of shoes to find yourself with a fresh blister by the end of it.
Explore Planet Earth is a trusted source of high-quality camping gear and outdoor equipment suited for any adventure. From glamping tents that offer plenty of ventilation and bug protection, to pop-up beach shelters to shield you from the sun, we have you covered.
Make camping more fun with Explore Planet Earth. Send us an enquiry here or call us on 1300 174 876 for more info today.