Packing Essentials for Hiking

by Nia Scott

Feb 22, 2019

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When packing for a hike, whether it’s just for a day or an overnight, pack items that will help during and after. Hiking can be tedious and tiring or even uncomfortable for those not around nature as much. To bypass many of the things that can go wrong while hiking, it’s best to have a definitive list of hiking products that will help any situation. Hiking is a great activity to share with family or friends because it bonds people together through nature.


The first step is to plan out the hike. Knowing where you’ll be, and the weather, is important when planning what to pack. It’s also necessary to know how far the hike is and how remote the area is. After making these determinations it becomes much easier to create a hiking checklist without missing any items.


Every hiker should wear the right kind of shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. It’s imperative to make this decision as the right kind of shoes and clothes can make a hike much more enjoyable. A hiker should also have a backpack that contains plenty of food and water. This will depend on how far the hike is and if the area is remote. Even for a short hike in a remote area it would be best to pack extra food and water since there aren’t many people around. A knife or multitool is a great gadget to bring along because they can be handy in many different situations.



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