- Trail shoes or boots
- GPS, map and compass. A GPS enabled device is handy, but go old-school too. Always carry a map and compass as a backup should your electronic device die or should the unit be unable to pick up a signal
- Extra water and way to purify water should you run out and need to use lake or stream water.
- Rain gear and extra clothing. Try to avoid cotton, which keeps moisture close to your skin.
- Safety items--such as flashlight, whistle and a way to start a fire.
- Extra food
- First aid kit
- Knife or multi-purpose tool
- Sunscreen and sunglasses
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Don't Take to the Trails Without These 10 Essentials
The key to keeping a hike safe and enjoyable is making sure you have the right gear.