Essential packing list for hiking trips

Packing for a hiking vacation necessitates careful thought of the necessities to ensure your safety, comfort, and enjoyment. The specific goods you need will depend on elements such as the length of the hike, the weather, and the terrain.

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Carry identification and notify someone of your hiking plans for safety.

Personal identification

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Waterproof matches or a lighter for starting a fire for comfort or food.

Firestarters

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Lightweight, high-calorie snacks to keep you going on your hike.

High-energy snacks

09

With extra batteries, essential for visibility in low-light settings or emergencies.

Headlamp or flashlight

08

Lightweight tent, bivy, or space blanket for unexpected overnight stays or shelter needs.

Emergency shelter

07

Use sunscreen, sunglasses, and a wide-brimmed hat to protect yourself from the sun.

Sun protection

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Useful for a variety of chores or emergencies while hiking.

Multi-tool or knife

05

Bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, and any personal drugs that may be required.

First-aid kit

04

Moisture-wicking base layers, insulating layers, a waterproof jacket, and additional clothing for layering as the weather changes.

Weather-appropriate clothes

03

Bring enough water to stay hydrated throughout your hike.

Water bottles or hydration system

02

A map, compass, or GPS gadget to help you keep on track.

Navigational aids

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A sturdy, comfortable pack to carry all of your supplies on the hike.

Backpack