Nature is always beckoning to us to visit her and her to fulfill us. So, from time immemorial, human beings are driven into the wilderness, ranging from hot-dry to cold dry deserts; to wetlands, to forests and jungles of all kinds. Nature, however, can be a treacherous host, so we need to prepare ourselves before we venture out to explore nature with friends and family, or even by yourself. Go here to find a destination: Hiking Project.

Depending on the length of the hike, whether deep or simply a quick shallow excursion, you need to prepare accordingly. It is always imperative that you keep the possibility of instant weather changes in mind, and plan for any eventualities. This is especially important for new hikers: Hiking for Beginners article before you head out.

What to Bring Day Hiking

These items should be on your hiking checklist:

  • Hiking backpack
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (think moisture-wicking and layers)
  • Hiking boots or shoes
  • Plenty of food
  • Plenty of water
  • Navigation tools such as a map and compass
  • First-aid kit
  • Knife or multi-tool
  • The rest of the Ten Essentials as appropriate for your hike