Well, summer is here so are our plans to go for an excursion to mountains. Mountain trips can be of various types, some prefer to enjoy scenic beauty while sipping hot tea on the sofa whereas others like to feel the raw nature and go for hiking and other adventures.
If you too are planning to go on a hiking or outdoor camping, right bag packing is a very crucial thing to make your experience enjoying. While packing your bag, you should take care of all the important things, which will make your trekking journey even easier. In this article, we will tell you about such small items, which you must carry in your bag while going on the trekking or hiking. So what’s the delay, let’s know about these things that are useful for hiking-
Compass and map:
Hiking or camping is not like a road trip, where you can see the route with the help of a maps on phone. In such a situation, while going on any hiking or camping, you should always take navigation related items with you. While going hiking, you should keep a map or compass in your bag, so that you do not have trouble if you lost your way.
Sun protection cream:
Being in the outdoor environment for a long time on hiking directly affects your skin. In such a situation, you must take sun protection cream with you. SPF cream protects your skin from allergies and sunburns.
First Aid kit:
The terrains of trek are usually very rough. In such a situation, due to small negligence, you can also get hurt. Therefore, while camping or trekking, you should keep all the necessary items related to first aid with you in your bag. In the First Aid Kit, you must keep some general medicines, bandages, muscle pain spray etc with you.
Fire can be a life savior in some situations while you are on trek. Fire helps in driving away wild animals and sometimes to kill the darkness. So one should go with fool proof packing. You can take matches, lighter and kerosene oil with you to light the fire.
When going on a long journey, you should choose a footwear that can be worn comfortably. One should wear very light and quick drying footwear while going hiking. Apart from this, choosing the right footwear also reduces the chances of pain in your feet. You should also choose footwear according to the place you are planning to visit.
Many times, water is not available in remote places, due to which it becomes difficult to pass stool. To avert any such situation, you must carry toilet paper with you during mountain journeys.
Many times while hiking, one has to walk on high altitude paths, in which there is a risk of slipping. That’s why you must carry tracking poles with you to scale the trek. They protect you from falling while trekking and at the same time keep your balance during the climb. You will find many types of poles very easily in the market, you can choose the poles according to your budget.
It can be risky to take things out of pocket repeatedly while climbing or descending. Therefore, while camping or trekking you should use a neck wallet, so that you do not have to take things out of pocket again and again during the journey.