The Ten Best Things To Have In Your Daypack-9c8814

UnCategorized Hiking in the woods and mountains can often be unpredictable due to sudden changes in the weather, injuries or getting lost. You should always be prepared to stay for the night in case you have to. If I were to only have ten items inside my backpack for a dayhike these would be it: – Hooded windbreakers : A hooded windbreaker is cheap, light and inexpensive. It’ll help you keep dry in mild rain and protect from wind chill. With the windbreaker you can wear layers of clothing underneath as it suits you depending on the surrounding temperature. Wear extra layers of clothing and when it gets too hot, take them off and they will serve as extra clothing. – Bivvy sack: Also called a bivouac sack or bivy sack, the bivvy can weigh as little as 16 ounces, which is a little more than nothing. If you want less weight to carry, try a large plastic bag or two. It’s better than having nothing for shelter. – Small flashlight: This may never get used at all but if you happen to be unexpectedly stuck in the woods at night, it will prove to be very useful. If you want, you can carry a headlamp too. Most modern headlamps are super light. – Sunscreen: Protection from the sun is very important but even with a sunscreen on, you should always try to stay in the shade. – First aid: Major injuries rarely ever happens .pared to minor injuries like cuts and bruises but even small injuries can lead to a bigger problem if not treated well. – Duct tape: This one is pretty in emergencies but you can also use it to fix a lot of stuff temporarily like your boots or backpack. – Food: Energy bars and gels are great snacks but you might want to carry a few extra so that it can at least sustain you for a day. – Water reservoir: Without water, you’re in trouble. Carry more than you think you would need or carry a water filter and iodine tablet if you want to be cautious. – Map and .pass: Let’s just consider these as one item because one is almost useless without the other. Make sure you know how to use them. – Waterproof matches: This you should always have in your backpack or pockets. You can never anticipated being hit by a big storm which takes you hike longer to finish. With fire, you can keep warm while waiting out the storm. The items listed above cover the ten essentials; a list of the type of items you always have with you when you hike, which includes: 1. Navigation 2. Sun protection 3. Insulation (extra clothing) 4. Illumination 5. First-aid supplies 6. Fire 7. Repair kit and tools 8. Nutrition (extra food) 9. Hydration (extra water) 10.Emergency shelter Your list of top 10 items may be different from mine but if it at least follows the above guidelines you increase your chances of survival when something goes wrong. The items I’ve selected and the options given are all very lightweight and bringing them along for the ride isn’t a hassle. One more thing I would bring is a balaclava especially when it’s cold but if you’re hiking in hot weather and the nights are not cold either it’s safe to leave the balaclava at home. Remember that the ten essentials doesn’t necessarily mean ten items. However, you may need more than the ten essentials depending on where you’re going. For example a pair of crampons is essential if you hike on icy terrain. Find out about other specialist equipment that you may need before you leave for the trip. About the Author: 相关的主题文章:

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