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Essentials items for Hiking

Hey there welcome to my Blog. In this article o we're going go over the ten essential systems for hiking these are the things that you really should pack on every single hiking trip I'm really glad you're watching this video because this is important so I have tons of my gear laid out here we're gonna go over every single thing and then you'll be prepared for your next hike so let's jump right in to these ten systems so the first system we're gonna talk about is navigation for navigation you want to have a map and a compass it's very small simple to just slide into your pack and just make sure that you know how to use these things you also could bring a GPS an altimeter watch or a personal locator beacon the next system.
 we're going to talk about is first aid and so I have a first aid kit here as an example and in your first-aid kit you want to have things like blister treatment gauze bandages of various sizes over-the-counter medication antibiotic ointments and also make sure they're not expired so if you're using a kit that is a few years old it's likely that a lot of those medications have expired and you want to go and replace those before you begin and make sure that your med kit is tailored to the size of your group so if you're going with a bigger group you're obviously gonna want more of these things I like to also throw tweezers and a little bug spray into my medicine the next system we're going to talk about is fire you want to make sure you have a way of starting and maintaining a fire and so for that we have some waterproof matches or I really like this little kit here which is waterproof tinder and a sparker and so it comes in this little package here it's so light and a lighter here so just a couple options to show you but you definitely want to make sure you have a way of starting and maintaining a fire in case of an emergency the next system is sun protection so for sun protection of course you want maybe some sunglasses.

 I have a little hat here and a ton of sunscreen so I bring like a big tube this one is like one of those little sticks that you can just kind of reapply and then I have SPF chapstick I also have SPF clothing that I usually hike in that kind of protects me so a lot of options but you really want to make sure you not only have sun protection but you have options to keep protecting yourself throughout the day so don't just like put it on and then go for a ten hour hike in the Sun all day in the summer make sure you have some of these things that you can reapply as the day goes on the next system is a headlamp this is really just one piece of gear so awesome to have in case your hike goes a little bit longer than you thought or you need to kind of hike out in the dark these are so useful definitely pack one the next system we're going to talk about is a knife now I personally opted for a multi-tool .

which has a knife and several other tools in it but a knife can be useful for so many things for example fixing gear making kindling for fire emergency situations fixing food all sorts of things so make sure that you pack a knife the next system is an emergency shelter now an emergency shelter can protect you from the elements if you're stranded out on the trail the option that I want to show you today is this emergency blanket which reflects 90% of your body heat again another really small light item that will be really useful if you need it which hopefully you never do other options for this system would be a ultralight tarp or even a very large trash bag but personally I would not do the trash bag thing I would just get one of these because I think this would be a lot more effective and probably even smaller than trying to shove a trash bag into your pack the next system we're going to talk about is extra water hydration is crucial so you want to make sure you pack enough water and have a way to treat or filter water when you're out on the trail so if you're getting into hiking. I really recommend that you get yourself one of these reservoirs or sometimes called bladders and don't use water bottles so I pretty much guarantee that if you put a water bottle in your backpack you will hardly ever drink it throughout your entire hike.

if you have this with the little hose that feeds through and it's like right by your face you're probably going to sip a lot more water through this hose than you would through a water bottle so I really recommend just getting one of these reservoirs but this system is really about extra water and so for that I love this Sawyer Squeeze water filter I talk about this a lot I carry this backpacking and I'll link to actually a lot of this stuff in the description below so make sure to check that out this is so small and so light basically it's a way that you can filter water from a stream or a river or a puddle in case you need more or in case you have to stay out later so really think through okay what am I gonna do if I need extra water and there are tons of water filtering options there's actually even smaller ones than this so just make sure that you have some way to get extra water and maybe carry a little extra water at the start of your hike as well the next system is extra food so pack what you think you're gonna need for your day hike and then pack more the rule of thumb is actually to pack an entire day's worth of extra food and some of the options here I have like dried fruit some nut butters some jerky things like that so make sure you just pack more food than you think you're going to need the last system is extra clothing so I have a rain jacket here an extra little puffy jacket to layer with the weather can change very quickly in the mountains and you really want to have some layers to protect yourself from that now the amount of extra clothing you bring will depend a lot on where you're hiking the time of year the weather things like that but make sure you have some extra layers in your pack all right there you go these are the ten essential systems that you need to pack for your hikes if you have any questions let me know in the comments below I'll link to a lot of this stuff in the description I actually have a blog post that will go into all this stuff written out so if you want it in a written form I'll link to that below as well I'm here for you so really if you have any questions I love this community I love YouTube I have tons of resources for camping hiking and backpacking so make sure to subscribe.
Essentials items for Hiking Essentials items for Hiking Reviewed by Top Mountains in the world on September 15, 2020 Rating: 5

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