Guide to Buying Hiking Shoes or Boots

Our family went to Montana recently to our family cabin. Along with fishing, riding 4-wheelers, and other fabulous outdoor activities, we got to hike quite a bit. I was so glad I had taken some time to choose the right pair of shoes. Since there are different types of hikes and hiking techniques there is no one shoe or boot that works for everyone. So instead of doing a full shoe review, we'...

 

Compass and Map

Compass and maps are basic items which are essential for hiking. Hikers need these items to track their hiking trail. It helps in keeping them on track and prevents them from getting lost. Compass is an instrument which gives the direction to the hikers. The needle in the compass indicates the direction by pointing towards either north, south, east, west or intermediary directions. There are dif...

 

Essential Supplies when Hiking

There are many lists given by established hikers to carry during hiking. Some of the basic essential supplies includes: food, water, water treatment device, GPS device, knife, mosquito repellent cream, sun glasses etc. First aid kit might also include medications pertaining to the hiker's health condition other than the basic things in the kit. A basic first aid kit should contain adhesive banda...

 

Backpack

Back pack is an essential item to carry all the supplies for the hiking. Back pack is available in different weights, colors, and style. For long distant hike, light weight back pack is recommended. Traditional back pack usually weighs between 15 kg to 30 kg. However, such heavy back pack will be a strain on hikers. Ultra-light modern back packs are available now in various sizes. Hikers usually...

 

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