Essential Hiking Gear List For Amateur Hikers - Article

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Essential Hiking Gear List For Amateur Hikers - Article

by JohnBelly » Fri May 18, 2018 7:51 pm

Going on a hike for the first time is not something you do out of whim. It takes careful planning and preparation to ensure that you will have the best experience, and stay safe during your adventure at the same time.

If you are a novice in the world of hiking, this short guide on hiking gear will make it possible for you to have the most memorable time of yourself in the great outdoors.

In This Article Essential Hiking Gear List For Amateur Hikers You can Find 12 essentials for your hike that you must always have with you on any hiking trail.

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Re: Essential Hiking Gear List For Amateur Hikers - Article

by ExcitableBoy » Sat May 19, 2018 8:38 pm

Not a bad list, but I would personally swap out a mini Bic lighter in lieu of matches, or a flint and steel, as matches can get wet. I would also swap out an LED headlamp with lithium batteries instead of a flashlight.

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Re: Essential Hiking Gear List For Amateur Hikers - Article

by armadillon » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:51 am

I think it's a little too basic and maybe a bit misguided.

Map and Compass. Know how to use the compass.

Itinerary left with someone.

Knife? I've NEVER seen anyone use a Swiss army knife since Boy Scouts back in the late 90s early 2000s. Either use a Leatherman or a good quality pocket knife.

Headlamp instead of flashlight.

Clothing? I'd say extra socks and the appropriate raingear/outerwear are more important than an extra shirt/pants/underwear.

Definitely a lighter over matches.

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by Grampahawk » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:50 pm

It also doesn't make sense to bring dehydrated meals if you don't have a pot, and stove if you don't make a fire, to heat up the water. Yes, you could stir in cold water and wait for a few hours, but it's senseless.

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Re: Essential Hiking Gear List For Amateur Hikers - Article

by dRandle » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:17 am

Looks like a pretty list to check for a beginner like me. Thanks


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