By DONALD ANTHONY. Hiking And Camping. Published at Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 - 06:15:14 AM.
Before setting out on a camping or hiking trip do your homework. Know the area you intend to travel to become familiar with area maps and if possible learn to use a compass. Plan your trip thoroughly let others know where you are going and when you plan to return. Never travel alone there is safety in numbers travel with companions.
Different companies provide different types and sizes of hiking gear. Camping and hiking gear mainly includes tents backpacks sleeping bags sleeping pads camp furniture cookware headlamps hiking poles flashlights clothing boots stoves insect repellents coolers and many other things.
Purchase of any gear or equipment should be kept to an affordable budget and fit for your specific needs. Camping Fishing Hiking Boating and Outdoor Recreation is just a few of the activities where you can build your gear and equipment inventory a little at a time. Don`t try to buy it all in one season. In fact you can likely find friends and or family that will share equipment and gear.
For cooking food you will need a small camp stove and something to ignite a fire. Generally you want to refrain from starting an open fire as it can be prohibited in many national and state forests. Be sure you have a cooking pot skillet utensils plates and a good knife. Of course some zip-lock bags are great for not only storing food but also rain proofing important items. For the food itself planning out each meal is key. Bringing items like cereal powdered milk granola for breakfast and heat and eat freeze dried meals for lunch and dinners. Remember that weight is an important consideration so bringing a lot of canned foods may tend to weigh you down. Of course you will need plenty of water and a refillable container that you can use along the way. Don`t forget the water purification tablets either again learned that the hard way as well.
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