By DONALD ANTHONY. Hiking And Camping. Published at Saturday, April 07th, 2018 - 10:17:08 AM.
Hiking is an affordable outdoor activity to relax and enjoy. If you have long vacations then you can plan on camping. Camping during hiking will increase your adventure and enjoyment. For camping you need to plan well before leaving. Decide you destination and finalize the checklist of the required items before leaving for hiking and camping.
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.
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.
Probably one of the first items to consider would be the proper footwear if you are planning on going hiking. The correct fit and comfort are vital for successful hiking trip. Based on the location of the hike you will want to decide the weight durability and if you will need them to be waterproof or not. Remember you will most likely be encountering uneven and rough terrain so boot selection needs serious consideration so do your research. In addition to the boots be sure to bring along extra pairs of good hiking socks. This will not only help avoid you getting blisters but in the event that your socks get wet it will offer you some dry backup options.
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