Preparing to fix up for your hiking is exciting. When looking for beginner advice on hiking, you may feel overwhelmed by all the information available on the web. From our experience, we can recommend before going to hike; you have to focus on three specific points like planning, health & safety, and what to pack.
Do some research to find the best hiking place that suits you. For ideas, check out the magazine or search on the web. Websites and forums are also a great place to have some research. It is an enjoyable way to meet people with similar interest. You can also check out local hiking clubs, online forums or other sites like Facebook.com or MeetUp.com to find hiking clubs.
Health and Safety:
From our childhood, we are getting advice from our elders to take care of our health. It is not a new topic but sensible. When you are on hiking or trekking, it is really important to think about health and safety so that in adventure, you will not face any danger.
You have to drink water often, even before you feel thirsty. Dehydration can make you more vulnerable to altitude sickness. It is really essential to bring navigation and learn how to use them. You will find the portable navigation or good hiking GPS on our website (Accessories). Sun protection is really important and try to keep sunglass, hat, and sunblock in your backpack. You should carry emergency dry food in you hiking backpack. Don’t forget to let someone know where you are going. Otherwise, when you are back, you might see an advertisement in the newspaper that you are missing! (ha ha ha)
What to pack?
First, you have to take the best hiking backpack where you can put all of your necessaries. Try to practice using your gear at home. Setup your tent in the yard and light up your stove. It will help you set up camp easily. You should carry hiking poles which will help you to walk when you are tired. Always try to keep your feet happy. You can have a look at our Best hiking poles. It is not a bad idea to carry a hunting knife with you (I know you will not miss using the knife). Fill the water bottles and grab some dry food in your beg.
The most important thing is lighter. Always keep a lighter in your backpack. It will help you in different situations. You may know that some wild animals afraid of fire and you will not feel bad at night while camping as well.
Keep your backpack packed with the essentials and don’t make it overweighted so you won’t have any problem while walking.