The 10 Essentials of Hiking

The 10 Essentials of Hiking

The 10 essentials of hiking are a list of items that are recommended to bring on any outdoor adventure. The 10 essentials include:

  1. Navigation tools: map, compass, GPS device, or other navigation tools
  2. Sun protection: sunglasses, hat, and sunscreen
  3. Insulation: extra clothing, hat, gloves, and a warm jacket
  4. Illumination: headlamp, flashlight, or lantern
  5. First-aid supplies: a basic first-aid kit, including bandages, pain relievers, and any necessary medications
  6. Fire starter: matches, lighter, or fire starter
  7. Repair kit and tools: knife, multi-tool, or other repair kit and tools
  8. Hydration: water bottles, hydration bladders, or other hydration systems
  9. Nutrition: energy bars, trail mix, or other high-energy snacks
  10. Emergency shelter: tent, bivy sack, or other emergency shelter.

Having these 10 essentials while hiking can help ensure that you are prepared for any situation that may arise while on the trail.

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