By DONALD ANTHONY. Hiking And Camping. Published at Sunday, April 08th, 2018 - 11:23:26 AM.
As for general miscellaneous equipment a compass some light rope a can bottle opener a signal mirror and a first aid kit are very important. Extra batteries are a great idea as well if you have devices that require them. Just be mindful about the added weight. Finally clothing will need to be considered. If you are changing elevations the weather can change quickly as well. What started out in the 70 and 80`s can quickly turn into the 40`s and below especially as the sunsets. Don`t get caught without the proper sweaters or blankets. Likewise in the heat of the day having a good hat and sunscreen can prevent you from getting too much sun or even dehydrated. I also strongly recommend a good pair of sunglasses. Yea you guessed it; I forgot those too. Now that you are armed with these basic hiking and camping tips my hope is that you don`t make the same mistakes that I have made. If you plan appropriately and are well-equipped your experience should be safe and enjoyable. So no more excuses get out there and take on the great outdoors and have a blast doing it.
Purchase the best survival and adventure gear you can possibly afford. If you are willing to spend months carefully planning your next vacation adventure spending hours getting into great hiking shape take three weeks off from work for you camping experience purchase an airline ticket and so forth - then why are you using the least expensive backpack and hiking boots you can find? A good pair of hiking boots and socks will make all the difference in the world. This applies to all of your camping gear. Whether it`s your GPS unit rafting gear sleeping bag rain gear or dual-fuel portable stove set your budget to carry the best outdoor equipment you can afford - in order to get the most value for your money.
Next on the `what to bring list` should be a good backpack. Based on the number of days you intend on hiking will largely determine the size and scope of the pack you will need. If you are camping along your hiking route then you will need a larger pack that can accommodate not only your clothes but also you tent and sleeping bag food and cooking stove/utensils and water and other necessities. If you are this during the colder months you will need to plan for additional winter gear and garments. If it is the rainy season then proper raingear would be a must. Avoid The Same Hiking Mistakes I Made.
The smart move when hiking and camping is to be safe in all things. Additional comfort items you might consider are insect repellent whistle for summoning help cell phone or some other communication device is a great addition for safety`s sake and last but not least a big bag of common sense. With these basics you will be prepared for the unexpected while on your camping trip and they could potentially save your life.Now that you don`t have to worry about being prepared for the unexpected you can pause and enjoy the beauty that Mother Nature has for you.
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